A San Diego Final at League Playoffs
On the Saturday before finals week, the studious gentlemen of UC Slam Diego took a study break to travel to Anaheim for League Playoffs for the first time in four years. Their power pool for seeding for the bracket was tough, with UCLA and ASU being the first and second seed in the pool, respectively. Both of these teams delivered close loses to the Tritons the weekend prior at the crossover tournament, and they were foaming at the mouth at the chance to play them again.
The first match pitted UC Slam Diego against UCLA. The Tritons whooped them in 2 games with little resistance, which greatly upset the Boisterous Bruins. The second match was against ASU, who barely triumphed over the Tritons in the 3rd game. This did not upset the cool-headed gentlemen in the slightest since the pool was simply for seeding into the playoff bracket, and as you can see by the title of this article, it clearly worked out for them. The Tritons ended up taking first place in the seeding pool due to a tie-breaker resulting from UCLA beating ASU in three games giving the pool a three-way tie.
The Tritons received a bye for the first round of playoffs, with SDSU having a bye on the other side of the bracket. Wanting to play SDSU in the finals, UC Slam Diego would have to defeat UCLA once again in the semi-finals. This match, the Bruins were out for blood. The Bloodthirsty Bruins showed their true colors during this match, and boy were they ugly. More four-letter words came from across the net than my poor mother had ever heard. She maybe even learned a few that evening. But, San Diego kept it classy and let our playing do the talking, defeating the Bad-Mouthed Bruins in three games, securing their one-way ticket to the finals. After some more not-so-kind words from the Brutish Bruins as we shook hands, one Bench-Hating Bruin kicked over their bench in a fit of rage. It was quite amusing. As if we won twice. Oh wait, we did that day, so it was like a third win.
SDSU won in the finals, but oh well, we beat the Bad-Mannered Bruins twice in one evening.