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Dodgeball not just a game for underdogs

The dodgeball club, organized by sophomores Matt Lacorazza and Evan Cantiello, plays every Tuesday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the rec-gym. The club averages an attendance of about 30 people.

“The vibe is sometimes very competitive, but for the most part, everyone has a good time, it’s a wholesome game,” sophomore David Flood said.

Every week participants line up and form new teams. It is important to know the rules and the lingo of the game. There are two types of games that are played in dodgeball: “Redemption” and “Straight Street.”

Redemption is a popular game among the club members.

The rules of the game are as follows: when a player throws the ball and the ball is caught, the opposing team rescues a formerly suspended teammate. The person who threw the ball on the other team then becomes a captive.

The Straight Street version is more simple: no catching, no blocking, just dodging. It can get pretty rough, according to the players.

Despite the intensity, the goal of the game is fun.

“Most of us have a lot of fun,” said sophomore Mike Warren. “Guys bring music and we just enjoy ourselves.”

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