Ballers on the Field and on the Court

Men’s Soccer claims intramural basketball win
Braden Crossan, freshman, spots up for the three pointer to put his team up ahead 29-24.
Braden Crossan, freshman, spots up for the three pointer to put his team up ahead 29-24.
Jikari Johnson

Players from the men’s soccer team joined forces to play in the basketball intramurals. On March 26, their game came to a thrilling end led by freshman Goalkeeper Will Frick.

The 29-31 point win against the 3floor Trench Gang, a group of college students who signed up to play in the intramural league.

Frick was rewarded by the crowd with MVP chants after his heroics from the game.

“We started strong, and then the second half they made a comeback, but we hit our shots and came out with the win,” Frick said.

The game was intense from the very beginning. Each team played strong defense and at the beginning left both teams scoreless until Frick made a three to give the soccer team the first points of the game. Once the ball swished through the net, the crowd was on its feet, even some of the students ran onto the court before being held back by the refs.

Around forty students flooded the intramural game in the school auxiliary gym.

“The crowd helped us out they gave us a lot of energy,” Frick said.

Despite both sports using some of the same language such as dribbling and shooting, the disciplines could not be further from the same. In going up against former high school basketball players, even some of the soccer’s intramural basketball team were doubtful.

“We weren’t expecting that win, but we were just making shots,” Braden Crossan, a freshman on the soccer team said.

Once the buzzer sounded off for halftime, the soccer team had a 10-point lead 23-13 over their competition, and while Frick was the leading scorer, it was not a one-man show.

Alongside Frick, Crossan was a key contributor to the victory, hitting the eventual dagger three-pointer on the left wing to put the game out of reach for the opposing team.

“We trained at the fitness center, played pickup, knew the competition, and played hard. That was it,” Anthony Ceballos-Medina, freshman, said.





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