The Nu Delta Chi Vikings defeated the Chi Epsilon Delta Wolves 8-0 in the 7v7 Championship in the first game of the Turkey Bowl festivities on Saturday, Nov 21.
The Vikings came into the match in the regular season at 10-1-1 to go with victories over the Bulldogs and the Falcons in the playoffs. The Wolves boasted a 7-2-0 record heading into the playoffs before beating the Spartans and the Tornadoes on their way to the championship game.
Early in the first half, neither team dominated possession. The Wolves’ Felipe Arias wormed his way through the defense, but he was unable to capitalize on his opportunity.
The Vikings’ defense was very stingy, and their play often led to offensive opportunities on the other end. Just over 10 minutes in, Mike Munoz fought off several defenders and struck the ball into the corner to give the Vikings a 1-0 lead. The Vikings would never look back.
Just a couple of minutes later, Andrew Sealey, the Vikings’ player-coach, tallied another goal, making it 2-0.
The Wolves’ goalkeeper Zach Zervas made several strong saves, but the Wolves were unable to finish any of their chances. The Vikings’ onslaught proved to be too much, as Sealey added another goal to take a 3-0 lead going into the half.
The second half was much of the same, as the Vikings continued their strong attacking. Andres Del Cid Herrera and Sealey each scored, as Nu Delt added five second-half goals to win the Turkey Bowl championship.