by Winter Schwaid-Lindner | October 5th, 2011
PHOTO: The top two Virginia teams battled it out this weekend. || Photo by Barbara Kelly
Virginia’s top two quidditch teams remain neck-and-neck in IQA rankings after each team took home a game a piece this weekend.
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU, ranked at 34) fell 50-10 to University of Richmond (UofR, ranked at 37) in the first match before coming back to win 70-20 in the subsequent game.
“It seems as though Virginia’s top rivalry is about as even as can be,” said Jeff Hunt of UofR.
Both teams have been growing steadily and have many new players this year.
Jessie Kelley praises the UofR freshmen, “They learned the game quickly and have improved dramatically since first stepping on the quidditch pitch about a month ago.”
Even with all of these new, inexperienced freshmen, each team has certainly grown. Both Hunt and IQA Southern Regional Director Troy Stanford claim that they were most impressed with VCU’s defense, with Kelley noting that the UofR beaters were especially on top of their game.
Looking at the final scores, you can definitely see what each team was talking about. Each match came down to the wire, with the snitch catch claiming the majority of the points in either win.
At the end of the day, I think all of us onlookers are thinking the same thing as Kelley; ” I was impressed with the level of competition between friendly rivals.”