Finlandia esports splits Wednesday

HANCOCK — Finlandia University Esports Rocket League and Overwatch were both in ECAC action, Wednesday night.


Roger Williams, L 0-3 (2-0, 3-0, 3-0)

Game 1 Control on Ilios

Finlandia started off with some control on the first point getting 37% before Roger Williams retook control. The Lions were able to put a stop to the Hawks before they scored the first point, getting up to 65% before RWU recaptured the point in round one.  Roger Williams kept their intensity into the second round taking full control.

Game 2 Hybrid on Blizzard World

The Hawks came out firing, securing the first two points rather quickly. FinnU put up a good fight, but RWU scored all three points on offense with a little over three minutes to play. Finlandia battled well, getting close to capturing points a few times, but couldn’t capitalize on those opportunities.

Game 3 Escort on Junkertown

In classic Finlandia Overwatch fashion, the Lions came to play in the third game. Starting on defense, FinnU put up a good hold, keeping Roger Williams at bay. Eventually the Hawks were able to push through scoring three points. In the second half, RWU used strong defense to keep Finlandia at bay.

Rocket League

Averett – W 4-0 (1-0, 5-1, 4-1, 3-1)

Game 1

It was a close battle as neither Averett or Finlandia could score in the first half. Matyas Nesvadba scored late in the second half; the Lions played strong defense to get the win.

Game 2 (Win 5-1)

Chelan Gonzalez scored about halfway through the game to put FinnU up 1-0. Bryson Beck found an open net with less than two minutes remaining. The Cougars responded with a goal of their own to cut the gap to one, 2-1.

Nesvadba fed a great pass over to Beck to score a third goal for Finlandia. The Lions scored two more.

Game 3 (Win 4-1)

FinnU opened up with a quick kickoff goal by Beck in the first few seconds of the game. 25 seconds later, Nesvadba followed up with a nice goal to put Finlandia up 2-0. Averett spent the rest of the game on their heels defending.

Game 4 (Win 3-1)

The Cougars took the Lions by surprise scoring early in the game.  Nesvadba responded quickly with a goal of his own to even the score. Beck scored the next goal for FinnU to give them a 2-1 lead with just over three minutes to play. Finlandia scored an insurance goal.


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