The Buccaneers were defeated in Rocket League action, falling to Corning Community College 3-2 in an NJCAA Esports tilt. Blinn’s Call of Duty team also came up short in an NJCAAE bout, falling 3-1 to St. Clair College.
Blinn Rocket League is now 4-1 on the season. Competing for the Bucs were Vince Purcell, Andrew Askins, and Braden Nardecchia.
“Corning played extremely well today. While we took a quick 2-0 lead, they were able to bring in a couple subs, fix up their strategy, and focus on a defensive focused composition that brought them a lot of success,” Blinn assistant coach Kyle Murto said. “Unfortunately, we just were not on today, and while we knew exactly how we needed to play to counteract a more defensive orientated team, we just could not perform when it was necessary. This will be a great learning experience for the players, and we are going to come back swinging during our next game.”
Competing for Blinn’s Call of Duty squad were Jaiden Walker, Landon Campos, Jake Marsh, and David Rodgriguez. The Bucs are now 2-4 and remained in sixth place in the NJCAAE regular-season standings.
“We took an impressive second map in 6-5 fashion and proved to be competitive in a few other maps as well,” Blinn assistant coach Ryan Lucich said. “Jaiden Walker shined in every map and really showed what his addition to the team can bring.”
Up next, the Buccaneer Rocket League team will battle Coastal Bend College at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21. Blinn Call of Duty faces the University of South Carolina-Sumter at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 42 NJCAA national championships since 1987.