To defend one’s championship title requires one’s defence to be just as good if not better than in the previous year. And balanced defence was a calling card for the Marineris Comets led by Defender of the year, Stephen Liu.
The crisis continues to unfold on Earth after last week's devastation. The series of earthquakes have taken a global toll affecting countries that straddle the boundaries of the Ring of Fire. Japan and the West American Quadrant were the hardest hit. The exact loss of life is still unknown after the initial wave of tectonic activity began 6 days ago, but hundreds of thousands are thought to have perished.
Colonies look to introduce cows for dairy production with the first payload of genetically modified livestock en route from Earth. If this venture works out, it will have a significant impact on synthetic and human milk programs.
Beyond the drama prior to the championship series, ISMO has been tight lipped regarding next steps, only announcing the training program and exhibition to be a 'success'. With all of the test players now released from their temporary contracts, it is unclear what, if anything, will come of the skills they have developed over the last several months. And without any follow-up plans for the 75 test players, what does ISMO have to build on?
In another edge-of-your-seat game, the Wildcards and Moles proved they were worthy adversaries. Playing to a full house with over 1,200 spectators, it was do or die for the Wildcards as the Moles were hunting for the series sweep after yesterday’s shutout victory in overtime.
It’s been hours since Vicky Li of the Moles smashed the puck into the right-corner of the net to win the game 1-0 for the Moles. But Europa is still abuzz with triumphant Moles’ fans and dejected supporters of the Wildcards.