Colorado College quieted a few doubters by beating perennial power UBC, 13-8 in the Centex Championship. The game was played to thirteen instead of fifteen because UBC had to catch their flights home.
The first few points were traded back and forth between the two teams to 3-3. Wasabi was able to put three points together in a row and open the game up to 6-3. The Thunderbirds answered by scoring the next two, including a Callahan, but Wasabi scored the next one to take half 7-5.
“The first half was closer than the second,” said Wasabi captain Ezra Seigel. “We just had to keep pushing — especially downwind.”
In the second half, Colorado College went on a 4-1 run, to make the game 11-6, and then traded the next four points with UBC to finish out the game.
“UBC had a couple of bad turnovers and we didn’t turn it over that much, especially on offense,” Seigel said.
After the game Seigel confirmed the speculation that Colorado College is looking to move up to Division I.
“We always wanted to be playing Division I but [the USAU] told us we have to go to Division III South Central Sectionals, which is in Tulsa Oklahoma. We feel like we give some of the best competition in our Region and we would like to be in Division I. If we win Division III Sectionals, we would get an automatic bid to Division I Regionals and we would accept it,” Seigel said.