RECAP for Day 3 CDL 2010!
By Rasyidi Zulkifli
|1. UCSI DD vs CITY UC TIGERS
The first match of Campus Dodgeball League 2010 Day 3 was between UCSI Devil’s Dukes and City UC Tigers. The first game went to the Devil’s Dukes after they got many hits and catches, finishing the game with a full set of players on court. The second game went similarly, after a cannon at the start by Casey forced a fumble from a female Tiger. Afic was the last man standing from his team in this game, but his resistance finally ended after he was hit by Casey. Game three saw a change of fortunes, when Navid’s hand slipped when he went forward to throw, dropping the ball. Exposed, he was hit from a point blank throw to the head. Sina was taken out after a shot hit his foot, and Casey followed. With all the male players from Devil’s Dukes out, the girls were taken out one by one to hand Tigers their first game of the day. Game four started with cannons from both sides, but Casey was hit by the cannon. Navid managed to get a hit and a catch to bring Casey back in, but Navid was then hit. Sina managed to get a catch, bringing Navid back in. Sina got his throw caught afterwards before time ran out. With more players on the Devil’s Dukes side at the end of the half, they take the game to lead 3-1. Game five marks the start of the second half, and coordinated attacks and many catches gave the game to Devil’s Dukes. Game six also went similarly, with Devil’s Duke winning with 5 players on court. Game seven was a more chaotic affair with time running out. Both teams played aggressively, but in the end Devil’s Dukes had 3 players on court versus 2 on the Tigers’ side. Devil’s Dukes wins the game to a 6-1 victory.
|2. METROPOLITAN MAESTRO vs MASTERSKILL VIPERS
Game 1 of the 2nd match of the day between Maestro and Vipers went in a defensive manner, with most of the hits coming from counter attacks. Vipers were left with only 3 players, with only Danson the only male player on court on their side. Danson and a Viper girl managed to get a hit, taking out Guna and Charlie, leaving it at 3v3, with 1 guy from each team left on the court. Danson hits the remaining Maestro players one by one to win the first game. Game 2 was a closer affair, with Danson getting many successful hits for the Vipers to lead 4v3 on court. Guna from Maestro manages to catch, leading to a 3v2 situation in favour of Maestro before Danson fails a catch and is out. Maestro hits the remaining Vipers to win game two to bring the tie to 1 game each. In the third game, Maestro coordinated their attacks and manages to hit Danson early on. When time ran out the Maestro had 5 players on court versus 3, with only 1 male player from the Vipers. The second half starts and game 4 is an all male affair with both teams playing defensively, with most of the hits coming from counter attacks. Maestro managed to take out almost all of the Vipers with counter attacks to win the game and take a 3-1 lead. Game 5 also went to the Maestro, with many catches and coordinated attacks taking out the Vipers. Game 6 was won by the Vipers when they had more players on court when time ran out, to give the Maestro a 4-2 win over the Vipers.
|3. HELP HYPERBLADES vs SUNWAY PHARAOHS
This group A match started out with many hits from Jun Kit and VK to hand the first game to the Hyperblades in 50 seconds. Game 2 went similarly, with many hits from VK, Jun Kit and Vinod, and a catch from Vinod, to hand the Hyperblades a 2-0 lead with 8 minutes left in the first half. Game 3 and 4 also went to the Hyperblades in a similar manner. Game 5 saw the Pharaohs managing to take out all the Hyperblade male players, and a tactical decision was made to have the Hyperblade girls to step out of the court to hand the Pharaohs their first game. Game 6 went back in Hyperblades’ favour, for them to lead 5-1. Game 7 ended with 5 players on Hyperblades team on court against 4 for the Pharaohs when time ran out, for Hyperblades to lead 6-1. In the all males half, the Hyperblades continued their hard hitting ways to take out the Pharaohs to hand them game 8. Game 9 was an exciting game, with a 1v5 situation and only one Pharaohs player left. He manages a catch to bring in a team mate, and another catch is made to even it out at 3v3. They then manage to take out the Hyperblades to win their 2nd game. Game 10 also went the Pharaohs’ way when the time ran out and they had more players on court. The Hyperblades win the tie 7-3.
|4. TAYLOR’S LAKESIDE STORM vs PSA EAGLES
Game 1 of the 4th match went in Storm’s favour, with their coordinated attacks taking out their opponents 1 by 1, and Frederick doing a kamikaze attack to take out the final Eagles player. Game 2 and 3 also saw the Storm continuing their dominance over the relatively new Eagles team. Game 4 ended when time ran out with more players on the Storm side to see Storm leading 4-0 heading into the 2nd half. Game 5 and 6 went in similar fashion, with Storm storming to a 6-0 lead. Game 7 was a more closely fought affair, when in a 3v3 situation, the Eagles managing 2 catches to see them lead 4v2. Afterwards, it became 3v1, with only Rafiq left on the Storm side. He manages a catch to bring it to 2v2. Rafiq is then hit, leaving it at 2v1 before the Eagles hit the remaining Storm player to win their first game with 10 seconds left on the clock. Game 8 started with only 10 seconds left, and when time was up both teams had a full set of players to end the game in a draw, handing the victory to Storm with a 6-1 win.
|5. KDU RONINS vs SEGI AVENGERS
This match was between 2 teams that were in the 2009 Campus Dodgeball League, with Avengers consisting mostly of new players. Game 1 went to the Avengers with the Avengers playing in a much more controlled manner compared to their previous matches against Devil’s Dukes and Tigers, and they managed to reduce their risk taking, taking out the Ronins 1 by 1. Game 2 was a closer affair, with a 3v3 situation with only the girls left on court. Farah from Avengers managed 2 catches to bring in 2 male Avengers, to lead 4v1. Don manages to hit the remaining Ronin girl to hand the Avengers a 2-0 lead. Game 3 also reached a 3v3 affair, with Don the only male player left on court. He then proceeds to hit the remaining Ronin girls to win the game. Game 4 was the last game of the first half, and Ikhwan from Ronins was taken out early on, and Muiz from Avengers getting a catch. It was then 6v3, advantage Avengers, with only the girls from Ronins left. Time then ran out when it was 6v2, to hand Avengers the game to lead 4-0. Game 5 and 6 also went in Avengers’ favour, with their coordinated attacks and counter attacks taking out the Ronins 1 by 1. Game 7 finished with 6v5 players on court at the end of the time, with Avengers having more players, to hand them a 7-0 victory, their first of this Campus Dodgeball League campaign.
|6. TAYLOR’S HYENAS vs UPM TUPAI KILAT
In match 6 of the day, the experienced team of Taylor’s Hyenas was up against the new team of UPM Tupai Kilat. The first game went in favour of Tupai Kilat after they managed to take out all of the male Hyenas, to lead 6v2. They then took out a Hyena girl, leaving Pua Sze. She then stepped out to avoid wasting time, handing Tupai Kilat the game. Game 2 saw fortunes turning in favour of Hyenas, with both teams playing defensively, and time ran out in the first half. The Hyenas had more players on court, gifting them the game and equalizing the match at 1 game apiece. The second half was also an exciting affair, with Tupai Kilat racing to a 5v2 lead, before Jin from Hyenas getting a catch to make it 4v3. Amar from Tupai Kilat is then hit while holding two balls, making it 3v2. The Hyenas managed to survive and take out the remaining Tupai Kilat players to hand Hyenas game 3 and a 2-1 lead. Game for also went in Hyenas’ favour, after they had 4 players on court versus 1 player when time was up. Hyenas take the match 3-1.
|7. SEGI BARBARIANS vs KDU CHRONOS
The second last match of the day was between the Barbarians and Chronos. Barbarians raced to a 3-0 lead with many catches and hits from Mark and Jing, with the first 2 games won with a full set of players on court. Game 4 started with 19 seconds left in the first half, with Jing managing to get a hit, handing Barbarians the game by having 6 players versus 5 players on court. The second half was also won by the Barbarians in similar fashion, with many catches from Rasyidi and Cedric, and hits from John, Mark, Jing and Nadzmi. The match ended with the Barbarians winning 8-0 over the KDU Chronos, to extend their winning streak to 3 games.
|8. UCSI RED LEGION vs INTI HYBRIDS
Inti Hybrids and Red Legion faced off in the last match of the day, and both teams are vying for a place at the top of their group. Game 1 went to the Hybrids in a very defensive start for both teams, with most of the outs coming from catches by the Hybrids. Game 2 was a hard fought battle, with Red Legion leading 6v3 players on court, before Ismael and Chew Lian made catches, to turn the game into a 5v3 with Hybrids in the lead and no male players left in the Red Legion side. Time ran out with Hybrids leading the number of players on cour 5v1, handing them a 2-0 lead. Game 3 marks the start of the second half, and the defensive play continued and most hits coming from counters and catches, with the game going to Hybrids for a 3-0 lead. Game 4 however went to Red Legion with a lot of catches from their side to take out their opponents. Game 5 also went to Red Legion, and in a chaotic final 30 seconds, Red Legion managed to have more players on the court when the time ran out, handing them their second game. Inti Hybrids take the match 3-2.