BITS Pilani - Spree 2015: Roundup
A roundup of all the action from the three days from BITS Pilani's annual sports carnival Spree 2015
Day 1 of spree began with an inauguration ceremony in the auditorium as usual. The football field witnessed some enthralling matches that day. Parvatibai Chowgule and SVC were the star teams, both securing thrilling 3-0 wins. In volleyball, the BITS Goa team lost against both SRIT and VNR VJIET, much to the disappointment of the home crowd.
Basketball also began with a bang on Day 1. NITG and BITS-G dominated with scores of 44-20, 46-7 respectively. On the girl's side, SRCC heavily dominated, winning by a margin of 62-0 against DA-IICT. BITS-G won against GCA by 24-3. The cricket fans on campus had a brilliant day with four invigorating matches.
In tennis, BITS Goa lost to SSN. This was BITS Goa’s first defeat after winning both its matches against NIT Calicut and NIT Surathkal. In badminton event, BITS Goa suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat against IIST. In the girls’ event, BITS won 2-1 against DAIICT in a thrilling game.
In table tennis for girls, SSN COE dominated, while the home teams disappointed. The BITS Goa carrom team dominated the game with three. The chess scene was mellow, with limited participation. The home players won one game and drew another.
The night had some very gripping performances. The first one was a splendid act by Prayatna Jain, a beat boxer. Suhani Shah, an illusionist also gave a mesmerizing performance, a perfect end to the day.
The second day of Spree witnessed excitement at a whole new level. The football field was filled with a huge applause when the girls’ football team of BITS Goa defeated DA IICT by 1-0. The boys’ teams too, played amazing semifinal matches. In the tennis matches, STES Pune defeated BITS Goa, in a best of three by winning both rounds of Singles.
The badminton court proved to be a delightful sight for BITS Goa, as they managed to beat IIST to reach the semifinals. The cricket field witnessed a close fight between BITS Goa and SVC. The home side set a target of 105 runs which, to the disappointment of the crowd, was successfully chased by the latter.
The basketball matches of Day 2 attracted a particularly huge crowd. The girls’ games saw Cummins, Pune and SRCC defeating BITS Goa and D Y Patil, respectively to enter the semifinals.
The boys’ semifinal match between BITS Goa and SIMS took a dramatic turn when the latter walked off the court in the third quarter. The match was assumed forfeited, although former Captain Karthik Menon found himself injured with a hairline fracture after valiantly insisting on playing after a bad fall.
The BITS side unfortunately didn’t reach the semifinals of the volleyball event, in which SRIT and VNR VJIET managed to reach the finals. By the end of round 4, BITS Goa had played well with two wins and one loss. Apart from these eventful games, sport events were also held for the crowd. The human foosball attracted a crowd.
The exciting day was put to a close by a well-received performance by the Coke Studio artist Ramya Iyer.
The 3rd day
Day 3 saw a reluctant acceptance from the home crowds, as the impending classes and lack of green apple fizz began to assert their reality.
The day began with a disappointing thrashing of the girl’s football team by Cummins College, ending in a 4-0 scoreline. The men’s football quarterfinal game saw some violent reactions, with Chowgule College, Goa beating Motilal College by 2 goals to 1. Both teams had a player sent off.
In Basketball, BITS lost to KMC, Delhi, with powerful domination from the away side. The crowd was clearly impressed, as the victors took their bows at the end of the game graciously. The badminton finals had the home crowd hoping against hope, but SSN College, Chennai secured a decisive victory against BITS. The tennis squad from SSN College, Chennai also dominated tennis, taking away gold after a high-quality game.
The night ended on a happy note, with Agnee crooning out Aahatein twice on demand to a content and placid crowd.