Chesapeake | Leesburg, VA
July 12-13, 2014
This past weekend we travelled across the country to participate in our first Triple Crown Tour tournament of the season, the Pro-Elite Challenge! Despite the heat and humidity, we ROCKED our spray painted black cotton tanks all weekend (and keep your eyes peeled; we’ll have uniforms at our next tournament). Chesapeake is also the first tournament where we will have had spirit circles with every team we played. We really enjoyed coming together with teams after each game, so thanks to Riot for inspiring us to bring this new tradition to Nightlock. We look forward to continuing with spirit circles for the rest of the season!
Saturday had us seeing Wildfire, Capitals, and Green Means Go in pool play. Wildfire has improved a great deal since Solstice and we had to work hard against their strong marks and zone, but we took half 7-6 and ended the game with a 10-8 win. Our energy from second half of round one carried us into our second game against Capitals. We took half 7-1, and though Capitals came out firing and tightened up their defense to outplay us in the second half 6-4, we still pulled out a win to take the game 11-7. Last game of the day was Green Means Go (who were ironically repping PINK spray painted cotton jerseys; we approve!). We started the game by going down 0-2, but came back to win that first game to 3, take half 7-4, and finally the game 11-9. We were stoked to have gone 3-0 and win our pool for the second tournament in a row!
Our Sunday morning quarters matchup was Ozone. We were down 5-7 at half, but battled to come back and win 13-11 to make it to semis! We went down 4-7 at half to Scandal and they never looked back, pulling away to win the game 13-6. Our last game was a 3/4 placement game against Molly Brown. Both teams had just come from a semis loss, but Molly Brown entered the placement game with more energy and efficiency. We lulled for the first several points of the game and were never able to recover, going down 4-7 at half and finally losing 8-12. We’re crossing our fingers for a rematch at Colorado Cup in a few weeks!
We’re proud to have broken seed at Chesapeake (seeded 5th, finished 4th), but know that we have more work to do before Colorado Cup.