Sean Ryan Memorial
This past weekend, the Air Squids A-team made the long journey up north to Santa Cruz to play in the annual Sean Ryan Memorial tournament, an unsanctioned 2-day preseason tournament hosted by UC Santa Cruz. This was the first tournament this year with the official A-team roster, and although the team was missing some key pieces, they left the tournament with a 5-1 record and an impressive 3rd place finish. After going undefeated on Saturday in pool play, the Squids won their quarterfinal game against UC Davis by a resounding margin, before falling to Cal Poly SLO in the semifinal game. The Squids finished the weekend by defeating rival UC Santa Barbara in dominant fashion, a matchup that is sure to resurface later on in the season. This is a promising start for the Air Squids as they set out on their campaign to earn a bid to Nationals and compete for a national title this year.