In the first round of games on Sunday, Georgia College & State defeated Auburn 11-6. Disconnected jumped out to an early lead at 5-2 in the first half, but the Tigers came roaring back to tie the game at five all. GCSU scored the next point to take half.
Auburn would be limited to just one point in the second half to be outscored 5-1. This quick runaway can be attributed to GCSU’s zero turnovers in the latter half.
In a rare night contest, Mississippi State Dark Horse defeated their rivals, Mississippi Xanadu, 11-8, in the Cowbell Classic Showcase Game Saturday night.
The game had all the pieces for a rivalry: a crowd, lead changes, comebacks, and coaches yelling at the officials.
The game began with Mississippi State scoring the first point after both teams had a pair of turnovers. Mississippi responded by scoring on their next possession and getting a quick break to take the lead, 2-1. State then used some quick strike offense and layout d’s to score three in a row to take the lead back at 4-2.
Ole Miss took a timeout to fix some communication problems, and it appeared to work as they scored on their next possession. However, State scored the next two to take half, 6-3.
After the break, the teams traded points until Ole Miss got a break back to close the gap to one point at 8-7. The rivals would trade two more points to make it 9-8, but Dark Horse would score the next two and finish the game 11-8.