Intramural sports are a highlight of student life and societies here at Bob Jones University.
Societies play several different intramural sports ranging from flag football to table tennis, but no sport gets as intense or as big as intramural soccer.
Men’s societies compete in soccer in teams of both 11v11 and 7v7, while women’s societies play only 7v7 soccer.
In the current standings for men’s 11v11 soccer, the Alpha Theta Pi Razorbacks are currently in first place with a score of 5-0-1, and are on a
five-game winning streak since tying with the Epsilon Zeta Chi Tornadoes in their first game.
The Razorbacks have been dominating on the field since their draw with the Tornadoes, winning their last five games by a combined score of 16-2.
“We are doing well,” Razorbacks athletic director Jadan Kashi said. “Our passing is getting better, and we have better chemistry. Our ball movement is also improving.”
Kashi said the Razorbacks struggled with shooting in their first game and that the team has learned to play selflessly since.
Kashi credited Andrew Netz as an impact player because of his leadership skills and Hayden Anderson because of how well he has played so far.
Last year, the Razorbacks entered the Turkey Bowl undefeated, and Kashi said the key for them to return to the Turkey Bowl and win will be to play as a team and to rely on each other to win games.
Pi Kappa Sigma Cobras are currently in second place with a score of 3-1-2.
In men’s 7vs7 soccer, the Pi Gamma Delta Royals are currently 3-3-1.
“Our defense is better,” said Royals 7v7 coach Taylor Fleisher. “We beat the Cavs 5-2 in preseason.”
Fleisher said there have been four or five freshmen who have stepped up and played well and that one of the Royals’ goals is to maintain a solid group of guys and do the best they can.
For women’s intramural soccer, the Zeta Tau Omega Seagulls are seeking to repeat as women’s soccer champions.
“We are doing well, I think. We’ve just lost one game so far,” Evelyn Licona, a member of the Seagulls’ 7v7 team said.
Licona said key components like teamwork and having hardworking players on the Seagulls’ team has benefited their overall performance.
The Seagulls are currently 4-1 with their only loss from the Theta Sigma Chi Colts.
The Seagulls have rebounded nicely after their loss by winning their following two games against the Theta Mu Theta Bandits and the Chi Kappa Delta Dragons and scoring 10 or more points in both games.
The Seagulls are looking ahead now to their next opponent—the Pi Delta Chi Classics.
“They always have a good number of people on their team and are tough competitors,” Licona said.