University of Rochester Thestrals, a World Cup veteran squad, gave a warm welcome to newcomers SUNY Cortland this weekend, beating them 260-0 in a 20 minute IQA game.
Game highlights included a UR goal shot from half-pitch. Additionally UR Beater Justin Kieber-King actually blocked an incoming Cortlandt shot with a thrown bludger. Snitch Adam Ginsberg also stored containers of water on the pitch to dunk incoming seekers.
MVPs of the game, according to UR captain Katie Pieper, included Arthur Dashan (UR–chaser), and Erica LaComb (Cortland–chaser).
Pitch conditions were wet but not slippery, and 20 spectators watched the game. UR’s perfect game ended with a snitch catch in their favor, and then the teams finished the day with two scrimmage games (scores not reported).
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