With less than a week since our last tournament, the UCSD Psychos were at it again on home turf for the Kendra Fallon Memorial Tournament on November 18-19th. Both days had nice sunny conditions with the wind picking up a bit on Sunday. We were split into a tentative Team A and B and (spoiler alert) Team A took first place and Team B took 9th overall! Special thanks to our tournament director Chelsea “Rogue” as well as all the other alumni who helped run our first home tournament of the season.
Team B started out the day on Saturday with UCLA and lost 3-12 but picked up a win against University of Arizona Sirens with a cool 8-5. Unfortunately they lost their next two games against Arizona State and San Diego State with scores of 4-6 and 4-10, respectively. However, they didn’t let the losses phase them for their games on Sunday as they won three out of four. Only the first against Utah was lost with a score of 6-11. The next game was very close but the Team B Psychos managed to win against UC Irvine with a score of 6-5. The last two games were won by a very comfortable margin against Long Beach State and University of Arizona Sirens with scores of 9-3 and 10-0, respectively. The quality of playing on Sunday landed them in 9th place.
Team A on Saturday started their first game with Long Beach State and, fueled by early morning orange chicken, won 9-4 then moved immediately on to beat BYU with a score of 12-8. Our next game was against University of Arizona Scorch and although some of our D-line points were nice and long we won with a score of 9-2. After mistakenly calling them ASU in our cheer, U of A gracefully corrected us and cheered for SDSU. Finally, we ended the day with a game against UC Irvine and won with a cool 13-1. Ever in pursuit of improvement, on Sunday we focused on upping our intensity; shoutout to our captain Leanne “Muse” Go and Avery “Starsky” Jones for fueling the 6 am spirit. Our first game was our closest against USC and we came out with a winning score of 8-6. Next up was a game against San Diego State and was characterized by deep cuts and big hucks from both teams, and the Psychos won 12-3. Our next game was against UCLA and we won with a score of 11-4, with a special thanks to Kelli “Krypto” Iwa’s cup destroying lefties. Finally, our last game of the tournament was against Arizona State and we secured first place with a score of 13-2.
We are very proud of our rookies as well as our returners for their dedication to learning and improvement even since the last tournament and look forward to our next chance to play!
Robin “Syren” Adams