Shivalik triumphs over Kumaon with a overwhelming difference in the final score (21-6).
By Shubham Singh Tanwar
KUMAON WON IN PENALTY SHOOTS
The final night of Inter-hostel hockey tournament took place on sunday where a horde of people showed up to support for their favourite players and hostels. It was Kumaon versus Karakoram and with 5 or more than 5 inter-IIT players on both playing 11,
The first semi final was a total annihilation of Udaigiri by Girnar as the winners took the match by 55-17. The superior gameplay of Girnar was characterized by their swift passing and on-point shooting. The first quarter started with sluggishness from both sides, but Girnar soon upped the tempo, and scored freely to end the quarter with 14-3.
Although, the name clearly mentions “Inter IIT Sports Meet”, but is it actually just the game that matters. Well no. Inter IIT is way more than just a tournament. While at the court, your opponent might be your enemy. You sweat it all out, in order to bring pride to your institute and yourself. That is what a game is essentially for; To bring out the best in you, as a person and as a performer. But all of this is a mere subset of what the Inter IIT stands for. This ten day festival celebrates the coming together of some of the sharpest Indian minds, it celebrates friendship and it celebrates rivalry. When people from different places get to meet each other, have meals together, get to laugh at something embarrassing, that is when true friendship is built.
Sunday morning witnessed the second set of matches as part of the inter-hostel matches in tennis. This time it was Nilgiri vs Zanskar. The clash started with Abhay from Nil taking on Saurabh from Zanskar in the best of 3 sets singles match.
By Akash Panther
It was a warm and quiet morning. The conditions seemed ideal for a good day of tennis. Saksham serves first but is facing the sun. He starts with a double fault. Definitely not the best way to begin a game. After that he serves a beauty down the T, an ace.