UC San Diego had a tournament in Stevinson on February 11th and 12th. This tournament determines who gets an invitation to Stanford Invite. On first day, UC San Diego played against Lewis & Clark, Claremont and Cal Poly SLO. The Psychos took wins against Lewis & Clark, and Claremont with scores of 11-0 and 7-0. The last game of the day was against Cal Poly SLO. The wind had picked up, changing the gameplay and strategy of UC San Diego. After a few very long points, the Psychos won with the score of 7-2.
The second day was bound to become more difficult. Pool play was over, bracket play was about to begin. The first game on the second day, the Psychos played University of Chicago. The game begins with a few layouts and ends with UC San Diego winning 9-5. For the second game, the Psychos played Rexroth State. The wind had picked up slightly, and the Psychos put on some effective zone defenses. With a few tough points, the Psychos won with the score of 9-3. The finals were next, this game determine who gets to play at Stanford Invite on March 4th and 5th. This game was against UC Davis Rogue. The Psychos and Rogue had already played each other twice this season, each team winning once. The game began with the Psychos taking a 2-0 lead, but Rogue were not done. UC San Diego ended with their first loss of the tournament, losing 4-7 to UC Davis.
Overall, this was great tournament for younger players to gain experience and older players to perfect their game play. Catch the UC San Diego Psychos playing at the President’s Day Tournament at UC San Diego next weekend playing with and more experience.
Rebeca “Fasa” Ellis