Last night, the Universities of Rome Championship BK3 Finals took place at Palatorrino. An important event that saw JCU finishing off the Season in 3rd place behind the University of Foro Italico (UFI) and the American University of Rome (AUR), who conquered respectively the 1st and 2nd place. JCU was followed, then, by Tor Vergata University (TVG) who ranked 5th despite the team didn’t show up for the last phase, and UniCusano University (CUS) who obtained the 6th place.
It really wasn’t the game we were expecting from our Gladiators who didn’t start off the final challenge at their best. Unfortunately, JCU committed too many mistakes at the beginning who cost them the first three games.
“This is also a limit for us because as soon as the opponents intesify their defense on Luke, we are not able to turn the remaining openings into opportunities to score” coach Serraino pointed out.
BK3 Finals was all a crescendo, though, for our Gladiators, who despite a not-so good start, were able to pull the strings and began to play seriously and with more concentration.
Before the last second-round game began, JCU and AUR had the same exact points in the ranking. However, it was AUR who gained the upper hand in the face-off match, winning 9-5 and stealing the silver medal to our Gladiators.
JCU lost again the determination and focus that they showed in the two previous games. A lit of bit of tiredness came in, but JCU committed several mistakes that eventually compromised the evolution of the match since the first minutes.
“Despite the result, it was still a good experience for us,” coach Serraino commented. “The BK3 is always a fun and dynamic. We come back home with an ok 3rd place, but we are aware that our potential goes way beyond than what we showed last night.”
Then he concluded, “Tonight, we have another game against Amaldi team for the UISP tournament, and I hope to see some significant plays like I know we can do when we have the right focus and determination.”
It’s true that you can do way better, and we all know your skills and abilities when you are on the field. Unfortunately, it didn’t go as planned last night, but we still want to congratulate with you for your 3rd place! You still got to the podium, so good job!