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CDL Day 6 Match Blogs (Part 2)

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Match 5

Taylor’s Lakeside Storm vs PSA Eagles

by Adam Riff  (Taylor’s Lakeside Storm)

Three’s a  Crowd

It all boils down to this.

For all the blood, sweat and tears…

This was it.

The final day of the group stage. The final match.

Our group has always been unofficially called the ‘Group of Death’ since the powers that be determined that not one, not two, BUT THREE mighty teams were drawn into the same group.

No offense to PSA Eagles though and kudos to them for going all out even though they were very new to the sport. To be honest, seeing UCSI Red Legion, Inti Hybrids and Taylor’s Lakeside Storm grouped together at such an early stage of the competition was exciting for a neutral. But for the respective teams, it was hell.

Storm had to win against Inti on Match Day 5 or we were out of the league. And win we did. Emphatically I might add. But I did not celebrate much as Hybrids were our friends and allies. As the latest standings show, no one can predict which 2 teams will go through to the quarterfinals. As mentioned by one of the MAD admins on Facebook,

“The heat is on in Group B”.

But It Could Have Just Been Two…

It was the day after the Inti match.

Just as we were about to report the fantastic result to our management, tragedy struck.

They had some mind-numbing bad news for us as a mistake done on our part has left us staring at the nothingness that is; a withdrawal from the competition.

After all the superhuman efforts and so close to qualifying, this had to happen. Those of us at the top level of the club were dejected but did not let our members find out just yet. It was unbearable to imagine the look on their faces if we told them.

I have already told too much and divulging more would be the end of me.

It was a case of “If I told ya, then I would have to kill ya”.

Well, not literally.

But as fate would have it, we were given a second chance the next day.

One that we gladly took.

One that they would never regret giving us.

This was our time to shine. Even God has smiled upon us and saw that our hard work and undying spirit deserved some timely rewarding.

After all, it was a human error that could be forgiven but never repeated.

And so we marched on, towards our destiny.

Breaking News

As we arrive at the venue, news started to stream in that Inti HAS DRAWN their game with UCSI RED LEGION!

This means that if we win our match against PSA Eagles, and everything else goes our way; we WOULD QUALIFY to the quarterfinals!! After all the nail-biting nights calculating how we would qualify, this is extremely good news to calm our nerves.

Before the match started, Jerrard gave a heart-warming team talk that made the team cry as one. Again, I do not want to reveal too much but this definitely united the team more right before we play.

Roxanne shone in the 1st half with multiple catches and kills, the talent that made her stand out earlier this year. Looks like she has got her form back just in time. The Eagles went down 1-0, then 2-0 as Roxanne, Heidy, Jerrard and the guys made very good kills.

In 3rd game, Jerrard made some changes to increase the tempo. Yoesia and Julius made fabulous catches to get their team-mates in when they were down. And suddenly it was 5 Storms against 1 Eagle in the remaining minutes of the 1st half. Alas, the PSA girl finally could not dodge Jack’s shot after evading several. It was 3-0 at the end.

I Solemnly Swear

It was Pledge Day as the cheerleaders had to perform the Dodgeball Pledge as creative as possible. They decided to incorporate mini-flags and home-made pom-poms as part of the routine. The entire team was pulled in to participate as we swore our allegiance to the cause.

1, 2 Dodgeball!

This included a spectacular longer routine by the girls as they pulled off surprise after surprise. The tophat dance was top notch as usual.

A note to the Eagles : Your Thriller medley was awesome! Haha. Good job guys!

Road to Glory?

Though we were 3 games up, it was still tense as the match was not over. The 2nd half started quite badly for Storm as they were quickly 3 men down. The Eagles were trying to make a fantastic comeback and they did. With Jen Jun the last player, he got hit with a flying Eagle Suicide!

Then, Jerrard subbed Fred in; who broke his finger yesterday to get him some playing time in order to get into the MVP team. It was a bold move indeed by the Captain with the Eagles coming back into the game. In the end, Fred was the last man standing with all his teammates out. He was against 3 Eagles and everyone thought he was a goner.

But, Fred had the last laugh as he evaded many shots and played very smartly to while the time away. Though Eagles had the numbers, the win came too late as Storm got a 3-2 win.

THIS MEANT WE WERE ALMOST THERE!

I don’t know much but all I know is WE WERE ALL HAPPY THAT WE MADE A COMEBACK IN THE LEAGUE. Hopefully, our group support don’t lose points and we would be there this Saturday for the FINAL!

GO STORM GO!

Group Support

Spokesperson and player – Jeff Ler

For commentating with a broken ankle, he is amazingly spirited.

For persisting with a cracked elbow, he is just too awesome.

Storm Dodgettes lead by Cassandra Kiu.

How cute to see the cheerleaders making their own flags and pom-poms.

Wish I could reward them every day.

Uh-oh, I might need to retract my statement. Haha.

And that’s me,

Adam Riff.

Proud Blogger, Secretary and Player of the Taylor’s Lakeside Storm.

I do not know if I will get to blog again for CDL as the blogger marks will only be published later.

So, in case I don’t, take care and thank you for reading!

P.S. My hand has been fractured for the past 3 blogs =)

Judge’s Comments:

1. Great story and you did a fine job with including in the behind-the-scene details! Your flair for writing is clearly evident and you deserve recognition for that – kudos!

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Match 5

Taylor’s Lakeside Storm vs PSA Eagles

by Nazri  (PSA Eagles)

Perlawanan cemerlang Eagles sepanjang CDL.

Pada 14 Oktober 2010 telah berlangsungnya perlawanan kelima, hari keenam di Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Shah Alam. Eagles memulakan perlawanan dengan kategori tiga lelaki dan tiga perempuan di mana menurunkan Nurul, Hafiz, Farizan, Muhaimi, Atiqah, dan Marziana. Pada ketegori ini, Eagles tidak menunjukkan taringnya lagi apabila tewas 3-0 di tangan Storm pada kira-kira lima puluh saat terakhir. Namun, semangat pasukan Eagles terus berkobar-kobar apabila semua pasukan dan penonton terus memberikan sokongan yang padu dari luar gelanggang. Pemain perempuan Eagles menunjukkan peningkatan yang memberangsangkan apabila mereka akhirnya berjaya menangkap sebiji bola yang dilontarkan oleh pemain Storm pada hari keenam CDL ini. Usaha pemain ini harus dibanggakan.  Separuh masa pertama bagi kategori ini tamat dengan mata 3-0 dimana nilai mata tiga adalah milik pasukan Storm.

Perlawanan berhenti berehat untuk menyaksikan persembahan pasukan sorak dari kedua-dua pasukan. Persembahan dimulakan dengan persembahan pasukan sorak Eagles. Diakhir persembahan, sebahagian pemain Eagles menyertai pasukan sorak untuk memberikan semangat untuk memastikan hari ini adalah perlawanan terbaik untuk mereka. Syabas kepada mereka! Pasukan Storm memulakan persembahan dengan ikrar mereka yang diketuai oleh ketua pasukan mereka. Selesai berikrar dengan perkataaan, “1, 2, Dodgeball”, mereka memulakan persembahan dengan menggunakan tongkat dan meneruskan persembahan mereka.

Perlawanan separuh masa kedua perlawanan kelima dimulakan dan perlawanan menjadi sengit apabila pasukan Eagles menurunkan Annaz, Raffi,Izzi, Taufiq, Hazrin, dan Adam. Perlawanan pertama separuh masa kedua berakhir dimana pasukan Eagles berjaya mendapatkan mata pertama buat mereka. Tahniah! Perlawanan terus menjadi hangat apabila pemain Eagles berjaya menumpaskan seorang demi seorang pemain Storm sehinga pemain Storm hanya tinggal seorang di dalam gelanggang. Pemain Storm terus bertahan hingga masa perlawanan sepuluh minit tamat. Pasukan Eagles akhirnya berjaya merapatkan jurang tetapi hanya satu mata sahaja membezakan mereka pada perlawanan tamat. Perlawanan antara Eagles dan Storm berakhir 3-2 dengan kemenangan milik pasukan Storm. Tahniah buat pasukan Eagles! Eagles adalah salah satu pasukan yang baharu dan perlawanan ini harus dibanggakan kerana perlawanan ini adalah salah satu corak permainan yang cemerlang buat Eagles untuk CDL kali ini. Teruskan usaha Eagles untuk CDL akan datang.

Judge’s Comments:

1. Good reporting skills but again, lacks that something extra to get your readers excited.

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Match 6

HELP Hyperblads vs Sunway Pharoahs

by May Lim  (HELP Hyperblades)

Match 6 of Day 6: I’ve always believed that two similar numbers bring me luck. Could it be the same for either the Sunway Pharoahs, or will Lady Luck do favours for the HELP Hyperblades? Once again, balls were flying as both teams needed to fight for the win: it would be the last match played by either one of the teams.

The starting 6 of the match was the usual; Captain Tan Jun Kit, Vinod Menon, Chin VK, Lim Su-Zen, Ng Shiann and Jessica Tan. The match started off with a false start due to the excitement of the Sunway Pharoahs. The usual strategy was played by the HELP Hyperblades: 3 would run for the ball, and one would pass one back to Vinod. However, Vinod missed hitting one of the Sunway Pharoahs. VK was the first of the HELP Hyperblades to be hit out, followed by Vinod and Jessica. One of the Sunway Pharoahs managed to catch a ball thrown by Shiann, causing her to be out of the game. The same happened with Jun Kit, and it was Su-Zen left in the cage against the Sunway Pharoahs. Could she defend the HELP Hyperblades? Alas, she couldn’t as the Sunway Pharoahs hit her out with 7 minutes and 22 seconds left on the clock.

Su-Zen and Jessica, tired and sweaty, were replaced by Trisha and Lynn. Once again in the second match, VK was the first to be hit out. The players of HELP Hyperblades were playing more aggressively, throwing balls so hard, they bounced out of the cage. Jun Kit and Vinod were hit; we all could tell that the Sunway Pharoahs were trying really hard to beat the HELP Hyperblades. This time, the match ended with the Sunway Pharoahs having one girl left in the cage. The HELP Hyperblades drew with the Sunway Pharoahs with 5 minutes and 38 seconds left on the clock.

Third match was equally exciting: this time, Vinod was the first to be hit out but the marshalls called a false start once again. The Sunway Pharoahs were really getting their game on! They certainly put up a really good fight, catching the HELP Hyperblades off guard. The 3 boys of the HELP Hyperblades were certainly panicking inside; they knew they had to win this match to stay in the League. The Pharoahs found themselves outnumbered once again with one girl left in the court.

Forth match: this time the girls were having a really good time! The Audience witnessed very well blocks by Lynn and Trisha, though as usual, the boys were the ones leading most of the game. The Sunway Pharoahs seem to favour hitting VK and Vinod out as soon as possible, to no avail. However the Sunway Pharoahs managed to catch up, winning the match. It was a draw by half time.

The dodgettes of HELP Hyperblades 6 lovely ladies and 2 very talented men, got the crowds hearts racing, dancing to song Rockstar by Prima J. They ended with a pledge: SUPPORT TO MADNESS. PLEDGE TO THE JOURNEY. 1, 2, DODGEBALL!

The first match of the second half started ONCE AGAIN with a false start. Players Jun Kit, VK, Vinod, Jason, Gar Jun and Shen were playing this time round. High speed balls were flying to and fro: the HELP Hyperblades probably couldn’t accept the results of the first match. Sure enough, the HELP Hyperblades won once again.

 

The following matches saw more false starts: were the players excited or full of anticipation and determination to win? The Sunway Pharoahs certainly looked like they wanted to win this game: they were playing really well. More dodges from the HELP Hyperblades brought the score to 6-2 by 3 minutes and 33 seconds left on the clock for of the second half.

In the last match, all the players in the court were extremely panicky. Even the marshalls couldn’t keep up with the boys. However, the Sunway Pharoahs won that round as there were more Sunway players in the cage. Despite their final win, the HELP Hyperblades still won the match with a score of 6-3.

To the Sunway Pharoahs, it’s not the end! Keep it up and practice makes perfect; we’ll see you again next year at CDL 2011.

As for the HELP Hyperblades, CONGRATS ONCE AGAIN! You’ve moved on to the next level.. GAMBATEH AND KUDOS TO YOU ALL!

In the words of HELP Hyperblade’s spokesperson, Denise Chan, ‘YOU GO, HYPERBLADES!’

“It’s S for SUPERSPOKESPERSON” – Denise Chan.

Judge’s Comments:

1. Great details & pictures. Good job with inspiring the other team as well.

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Match 7

Metropolitan Maestro vs Masterskill Vipers

by Elizabeth Lee  (Metropolitan Maestro)

“We’re ready! We’re ready!”  Our team captain, Aamos cheered out loud, mimicking Spongebob Squarepant’s catchy phrase as he danced at the Politeknik car park! And indeed we were! After our encounter with UPM’s Tupai Kilat on Monday, we; the Maestros, were amped for yet another adrenaline pumping dodgeball match!

Today, we’re up against Masterskill’s Vipers once again (fierce team with an ever more ferocious looking logo)! Our last match with this vivacious team saw us winning with a close score of 4-2. As Wilma Rudolph once said, “Never underestimate the power of human spirit”. The Vipers’ sheer determination and spirit was acute in our minds, and we were definitely going to do our very best!


This time instead of a coin toss, we settled things with a game of one two juice!

Sooner than you know it, the first half began with the Maestros consisting of Guna, Rick, Charlie, Je Hui, Elizabeth, and Serene. At the blow of the whistle, players from both teams dashed for dodgeballs. The game paced quicken as Charlie and Guna were knocked off the court by the Vipers. However, with fantastic catching from Rick, Guna was revived and on his feet (he continuously caught two balls within seconds!). With only a single Viper girl left, Rick went for a shot and we were victorious! The second game was epic! The Maestros nearly suffered a triple kill; but we were saved by Charles as he successfully caught that live ball (reviving three of us!). We were victorious yet again!

And within moments, it was time for an interval! We began with a pledge towards the beautiful sport of dodgeball, increasing our patriotism to the fantastic game! The Vipers’ dodgettes  then showcased an exciting performance of a dance, leaving us dancing to the beat!  Our Maestro dodgettes carried on the show with a performance from our guy players who looked sexy (I must say) with their savvy moves! The thunderous cheers filled us with excitement to continue the game!

Testosterone was pumping at the start of the second half! The blow of the whistle saw Rick attacking quickly with a shotgun. However, the fast shots of the Vipers were difficult to dodge; leaving Guna on his own. We lost the match when Guna failed to catch a fast Viper ball! The next game was a draw filled with anxiety as we had to restart the game twice. Following that, we lose two games to the intense fangs (or dodgeball shots) by the amazing Vipers. The last match of the day was a success as Guna beautifully defended and killed Vipers one by one!

Final Score: Maestros – Vipers 5 – 4

What an exhilarating match (with such a close score!)!! We definitely had a great time playing against the Vipers who gave it their all!  We learnt a lot from this match; gaining more experience on how to improve our techniques and formations. And so, we step out of Politeknik once again, growing and learning as a team (or as we Maestros would say; as a family!). A Revive toast to you Maestros! An awesome job today! We will be back for the much anticipated grand finals on Saturday! GO MAESTROS!

Judge’s Comments:

1.There’s excitement in the way you write – which is good! Solid details on the match and good pictures too.

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Match 7

Metropolitan Maestro vs Masterskill Vipers

by Nabilah  (Masterskill Vipers)

Tonight our journey started a bit late, where we all still got our time for a lil bit of laughs and a lil bit of some practical jokes on each other. Since today is the last match before the finals, we’re VIPERS trying to keep it cool and stay neutral so the nervousness won’t affect us in some ways for tonight.

The players were warming up themselves at the compound here in Politeknik and so was our group support, the dogettes were getting their grooves up ready and Joe  our spokesperson was also preparing his amazing voice for the audience tonight.

As you all would know, the adrenaline rush attacking us again tonight, it may be a lie if we are telling you there was no shaking nor trembling in our team, apparently there was, but with a lil bit of prayers from each of us in the team is good enough to release all the bad negativity feelings.

Picture above was the vipers having a some prayers

On the first few minutes (9.23) the adrenaline rush still irritates our players, how 5 of them leaving got knocked out leaving Danson with a huge hope to catch a ball, there wasn’t any, so Maestro got the first score 1 and 0 on us. It’s cool..

At the 7.47 minutes, 4 of us were out f the court, Ulau was trying to get a good catch but luck wasn’t on her side and making Maestro having scored again 2 on them and 0 on us. Game was getting tense more and more for our players to actually get even one point, and just like Joe has mentioned our girls were still striking even though they were feeling fatigue against the Maestro’s! First game was all on Maestro which was a darn good 4 and us 0.

Amazingly done, our team scored by a counter by Eddly and a catch by the vipers in getting a score finally for the first tonight we got a 1 at 8.35 minutes and at 6.25 minutes we got a 2.. :0 Happy 😀 and addernaline rushing still!

At the very last 1.35 minutes amazingly done by Vipers, by getting another 1 score and timewas on our side this time we got a 4 against Maestro who got a darn good score as well 5.

A GOOD PERFOMANCE BY OUR GROUP SUPPORT JOE AND PUR LOVELY DOGGETTES TONIGHT TOO! CHECK OUT THE PICTURES



INTEGRITY!

HONESTY

 

SPORTMANSHIP!

Judge’s Comments:

1. Please take note of the spelling errors and there were some sentence structure errors as well. Pictures were good but something extra is missing – do try and challenge yourself to come up with an interesting introduction and conclusion.

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Match 8

City UC Tigers vs UCSI U DD

by Aman  (CITY Tigers)

Assalamualaikum, Salam Sejahtera, Salam Satu Malaysia for all dodgeball team present today. Here we meet again in TIGER blogger comment side and today, I represent my team member don’t have much to comment about.

 

We start with good performance from the beginning but however TIGER lost their first score point. This might be because of all the team member quite little bit scare to the most powerful team and well developed. TIGER try to fight back and try to win the first score luckily we did that and also we manage to get our second score point.

 

After not quite long leading at the in front with 2-1 score, TIGER seem like to be little bit lack of focus and also don’t really inside the game and the consequences we get tied 2-2 just before the end of the first half.

Like entering the second half there nothing to setup anymore like this is our last match for the group stage level and TIGER think the only way to win again UCSI team is play with all our strength and skill. However, end of the second half we lost again UCSI

and there a lot of weakness that we have to fix.

See u on Saturday

Judge’s Comments:

1. The post kind off reads as if you’ve given up or decided to not put much effort into writing it. Pictures were good nonetheless.

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Match 8

City UC Tigers vs UCSI U DD

by Charity  (UCSI DD)

This was the second time the Devil’s Dukes were playing against the Tigers. Since our game was the last game of the day, the team was finding it difficult to keep their focus until it was their turn to play. In the first match, it was pretty obvious they were trying to get their head in the game and seemed to be slacking a little. They won the first game, but went on to lose to the determined Tigers for the second and third round. They drew the last round of 3+3 and the score was 2 to 1.


Then, it was once again time for our amazingly talented dodgettes to perform their routine!They managed to shock us all AGAIN, with their new stunt. It’s called the ‘basket toss’. Everyone cheered and applauded loudly for the spectacular act! Even i was stunned and was in awe. Great job dodgettes and keep it up! We’re proud of you.

As we proceeded into the all-guys game, the guys realized that the Tigers meant business and were fighting to win. So the boys gathered their act together, regained their focus and went all out, not daring to underestimate the ferocious Tigers anymore. Sure enough, they didn’t fail us. They managed to win 3 out of 4 games with a draw for the last game. All of the players did well for the second half. Amazing leg-shots by Casey, one of our strong attacker and catches from our star catcher, Sina.

I should also mention that the Tigers were great dodgers! They managed to dodge most balls that came hurling their way. Amazing performance Tigers, keep up the good work and continue roaring!

Well what can I say, the Devil’s Dukes are definitely going to the knock-out stage! I am so proud of you guys for you have worked hard, trained hard and played hard to get to where you are now. I have seen you guys train in the stuffy Multi Purpose Hall in our university and you guys always seem to enjoy the game and not just training just for the sake of winning. You guys rock on to the finals! Devil’s Dukes lets go for it and fight till the end!

Judge’s Comments:

1. Inspiring and encouraging words are always a plus. Pictures were good too!

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CDL Day 6 Match Blogs (Part 1)

October 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Match 1

INTI Hybrids vs UCSI Red Legion

By Melinda Lee (INTI Hybrids)

After 4 consecutive wins and 1 big defeat, Hybrids were game on for our determining match of CDL. It was either win the game and proceed to the next round or lose and be eliminated. Hybrids spent nights discussing devising a strategy and hours pumping in the confidence lost during the last match.

Tonight, Hybrids wants that place in the finals.

The first minute of the game quickly ruled out 1 Red Legion then 2 within the same minute. With a small audience, the supporters from both sides warmed the hall tonight with their cheers, screams and excitement. At 3.5 minutes, the Hybrids detained 4 players, then quickly 5.

By the fourth minute, Hybrids scored their first point of the day. The lost confidence, sleep and hope suddenly was compensated with this score. Light poured back into our players eyes; they were gleaming and excited to take Red Legions down. But Red Legions remained calm and composed.

The second set started and within the first 30 seconds, 2 Red Legions were out. Hybrid supporters screamed and jumped in the courts. We were all suddenly overwhelmed by that sense of victory and control over the game. Slowly, our counterparts started showing fear and worry—which probably brought out all their reserved strength  and spirit. Hybrids hunger for points didn’t stop. By the 4.5 minutes, Hybrids scored the second point.

The third set was a show of Red Legion’s strong come back. Just 40 seconds into the game, 2 Hybrids were detained and we were outnumbered. Still fuelled with determination, Hybrids charged confidently and strategically. In the next 20 seconds, a Hybrid saved 1 ball and saved one of our detainees, but luck wasn’t on our side this time: that same second, a ball slipped out of one of our players and we lost another player to the detainment zone. Red Legions’ side was equally as exciting. During that same time, 1 Red Legion was detained but one ball was saved. That saved 1 Red Legion on put us under detainment. It was 3 players against 3 players then. With 17 seconds, 16 seconds, 15 seconds, suddenly one ball struck a Hybrid. The Red Legions cheered gleefully. By the time Hybrids could collect themselves, Red Legions had already scored their first point.

The second half of the game exploded with energy on both sides.

Hybrids managed to detain 2 players within the first minute. But Red Legions was fast in their comeback, they scored their second point by the 3rd minute. It was suddenly a tie.

We were baffled but eager to lead the game. 6th minute, 2 Hybrids were detained. 6.5 minute, we detained 2 Red Legions. And with great speed, detained another 3 more and rule out Red Legions during the 4th set. We were in the lead again. The game became so fast paced and unpredictable that it left all of us out of breath, nervous and anxious.

The last set, with only 2 minutes left, was so important to both teams that it became so intense. Balls were flying at top speed on both directions, directions were shouted at players, and whistles were blown over and over again. At 1.25 minute, Red Legions were leading with their number of players. The supporters all screamed “Let’s go Hybrids! Let’s go!” and our players charged, attacked, jumped and – got struck. With 33 seconds left, Hybrids were outnumbered. At the 8th second, Red Legion saved 1 ball.

The whistles were blown hard: it was a 3:3.

It is the last game for Hybrids tonight with this tie. We lack points to proceed to the next stage, but gained more than anything lost. We learned the qualities of honour, perseverance, determination and strong spirit.

Hybrids might have been eliminated early with only 1 lost, 2 draws and 4 wins, but we already won our own game at heart. We entered this game as a team, and left as a family.

CDL is only seeing the beginning of us.

Judge’s Comments:

1. I like your style of writing, you certainly managed to keep me hanging on to every word! Great job.

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Match 1

INTI Hybrids vs UCSI Red Legion

By Tyler Lim (UCSI Red Legion)

Red versus the White!

Once again Red Legion was scheduled to play against Inti Hybrids. Today will be the last day for the qualifying match for Campus Dodgeball League (CDL). And due to that, both teams were playing in their best form in order to take away the winning. The game started off with Inti Hybrids leading the game with 1 point. They won the match by killing all the first line up players from Legions. Well though Legions were feeling a little bit of nervous but that certainly did not bring down the confidents of the entire Legions player.

Benji looking for open targets

The second game started with I’Smile killing Mamali with his first ball. Second kill of the match was successfully made by Aaron, Jacky and Benji by shooting together towards Paul. Though he tried to catch, but the balls were spinning and one of it spun off his hand. But unfortunately, the second point again was grabbed by the Hybrids with their strong communication and team work. Not to say that Red Legions were not team working, but Hybrids were in some way better.

Even though, the Hybrids were leading us, all Legions did not give up. Hence in the third match, they came back stronger and have given them with a point which has changed the scoreboard into 2 against 1. Not forgetting the spirit that was given by the supporters out there, it has definitely pumped up each and everyone in the stadium. To me, with all the cheering and support given by the supporters, it was as though the game was the final match for CDL whereby winners will take away the champions!

Within seconds left in on the clock, Legions won the match by surviving with more players on their side. With the game tied up, Legions has gained back a little bit of hope and confident to win the game. As the Marshal blow his whistle to signal the end of first half, everyone were clapping their hands showing their support for this two teams.

Second half started with Hybrids controlling the game, which has kill one of the Legion’s man, Mamali who tried to catch the ball and slipped. With 5 players left on the Legion side, Hybrids were pumped up and kept throwing their balls once they have one in their hand. Well after a few minutes of surviving in the game, Hybrids won the match by swapping all the players from Legions.

Judge’s Comments:

1.Grammatical errors here and there. I felt like the post ended too abruptly – perhaps more could have been said.

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Match 2

SEGI Barbarians vs KDU Chronos

By Rasyidi (SEGI Barbarians)

It was another day of the Campus Dodgeball League, with the Barbarians up against KDU Chronos in the final group match between both teams. Their last meeting ended up with some great action between both sets of player, with Barbarians triumphing 8-0. This meeting was an interesting one, with Barbarians already confirmed qualification into the next round and KDU Chronos playing for pride, being their last game of Campus Dodgeball League 2010. Barbarians were short on players, since Jeffrey and Cedric were not able to make it due to sickness. Their starting lineup of the 1st half consisted of Ezzaty, Awatif and Huda making up the girl’s components and Rasyidi, Mark and Jing the males. With not much at stake, both teams were out to enjoy themselves and soak in the atmosphere.

The first half saw some nice hits from Jing and Mark to see them take a 4-0 lead at the end of the first half. With the absence of Jeffrey and Cedric, they had to call upon veteran players John and Joe, even though Joe was struggling with a long term knee injury. Only 6 male players could attend, making it an exciting half without any substitution of players, with Nadzmi being the other player. The second half saw 2 kamikaze attacks from Chronos players in 2 games after they were the only players left on court up against 5 and 6 players from Barbarians respectively. It was a great show of sportsmanship between both teams, with the kamikaze attacks a somewhat honourable act, since both teams were trying to play as many games as possible regardless of the results, giving each player a lot of match experience. Jing and Mark did not disappoint with countless hits to take out the Chronos players, and Nadzmi and Rasyidi making catches to ensure victory. Their relentless march to victory was stalled by Chronos in game 7 when William, Simon and Ding Dong caught the throws of Rasyidi, Jing and Mark to make it a 4v1 situation with only Joe, the injured player from Barbarians left on court. He managed to stay alive for a few minutes even though he couldn’t dodge or throw, but was finally hit, handing Chronos a game. The rest of the match continued on in good spirits, with both teams shaking hands and congratulating each other for a nice match played, with Barbarians take the match 8-1.

Judge’s Comments:

1. Good details on the players and the game. Pictures were pretty small though. Do try to come up with an attention-grabbing introduction and conclusion next time around.

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Match 3

TAYLORS Hyenas vs UPM Tupai Kilat

By Adrian Anthony (TAYLORS Hyenas)

Sports has always been considered a form of entertainment for both men and women. Furthermore, it gets all the better when such form of entertainment doesn’t just come a la carte, but rather it goes hand in hand with the adrenaline rush, and nail biting moments. However, the most ardent of fans would agree from the bottom of their heart that, entertainment aside, a comfortable victory is most favoured, and it was exactly the way the Hyenas dodgeball team intended to finish their final group game against UPM.

At the start of the 3+3 half, Hyenas made several changes to their regular line up, introducing Ming Xun and Deepak to provide a more attacking play, so as to start the game in style. And boy did they do so, for within seconds into the blow of the whistle, they struck first blood, knocking out a UPM player. With an arsenal of hard shooting players, combined with a resolute defence, Hyenas made it 1-0 within 2 minutes.

The second game followed suit with sublime acrobatic dodges and blistering shots as Hyenas made it 2-0. That being said, the best game of the match was to be the next, for with 55 seconds on the clock left, Hyenas had only one player left; UPM had three. 2-1 looked like the likely score, but a catch by the Pua Sze resulted in Wataru returning to the fray, and two bullet shots by him turned the tables and Hyenas led 3-0 at the interval.

Half time, and both teams had their cheerleaders perform their sexy but nevertheless motivating routine. Within minutes, the game then resumed. With the second half being the 6+0 round, the Hyenas, now feeling even more carnivorous, intended to play the game with as much ferocity as possible. They pre-match strategy paid dividends within the start as they made the score 4-0 within 55 seconds.

With things going smoothly, the team intended to flex their muscles and a 25 second blitz knocked out 4 UPM players, causing the morale of UPM to decrease, and it signalled further doom and gloom for them as the scoreboard read 5-0.

2 minutes left and Hyenas now intended to finish things in style, by further turning up the heat (as if they had not). A barrage of bazooka like shots were the final nail in UPM’s coffin, for the final was a morale boosting 6-0 for the Hyenas.

Napolean once said that to triumph without risk is victory without glory, and the risk of placing more emphasis on attack certainly made things more glorious as a resounding rout by Hyenas ensured they finish their group matches in scintillating fashion.

Judge’s Comments:

1. Great choice of words, good pictures and I especially liked your conclusion! You’ve found your rhythm and still manage to keep things interesting which is no easy feat, kudos!

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Match 3

TAYLORS Hyenas vs UPM Tupai Kilat

By Shahmi (UPM Tupai Kilat)

Hari ke-6 UPM Tupai Kilat Vs Taylors Heynas

Hari ini merupakan perlawanan terakhi pada peringkat kumpulan bagi kedua-dua pasukan. Pada separuh masa pertama ini pasukan Tupai Kilat menurunkan pemain mereka yang terdiri daripada Norkhizan, Syuwari, Fadzli, Chin, Azlina dan Norain. Tupai Kilat turun pada perlawanan ini dengan strategi bertahan mereka bagi mengekang serangan daripada pasukan lawan. Permainan bertahan yang ditunjukkan oleh pasukan Tupai Kilat gagal mengekang serangan bertali arus daripada pasukan lawan. Dalam separuh masa pertama berlaku pertukaran pemain dimana Ziman, Hafifi dan Yusra dibawa masuk bagi menggantikan  Syuwari, Fadzli dan Azlina. Nasib belum lagi memihak kepada pasukan Tupai Kilat dimana mereka ketinggalan dimana Pasukan lama mendahului 4-0.

Separuh masa kedua Tupai Kilat masuk ke gelanggang dengan menurunkan Ammar, Hasmawi, Zheng Long, Fikri, Qairul dan Shah Rezan. Perlawanan yang agak agresif ditunjukkan oleh kedua-dua pasukan. Pada separuh masa kedua ini, berlaku pertukaran pemain oleh Tupai Kilat dimana Tupai Kilat membawa masuk Amir, Ridzuan dan Lutfi bagi menggantikan Zheng Long, Fikri dan Qairul. Malang bagi pasukan Tupai Kilat untuk mengekang serangan daripada pasukan lawan. Keputusan perlawanan berakhir dengan memihak kepada pasukan lawan iaitu 0-6. Tahniah kepada Tupai Kilat kerana menunjukkan semangat juang yang tinggi didalam gelanggang.

Judge’s Comments:

1. Minor spelling errors detected. It feels like the post still lacks some excitement.

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Match 4

KDU Ronins vs SEGI Avengers

By Shawn (KDU Ronins)

When the wisel blows the match was an interesting one. The 3+3 game started off with a good lead for KDU as they lead the match 3 to none for the avenger. One of our star player was Shah as he was giving all his strength and skills to play the game. KDU not only got a good lead on avenger but they also showed their true skills on playing dodgeball. There were many fantastic dodge and catches throughout the game. One of them came from Faiz as he caught a ball while not looking. As the game when on, the faces of KDU Ronnins player was clearly having fun as there were some silly moves and players with itchy fingers throughout the game. As there were in between breaks, one of the Ronnins took the place of the dodgette, it was a fantastic song by Chanok.

We look forward to the next year’s CDL as KDU Ronnins will come back with a good performance

Judge’s Comments:

1. Too short, especially at this stage of the competition. Shows a lack of effort.

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