The biggest sporting extravaganza of 2k17 started with a bang as 15th March heralded the beginning of Engineer’s Cup. It was three days of sheer adrenaline and awesomeness as teams from all over Odisha battled it out for the ultimate title! Let’s have a look at the various events!
(By Shweta Choudhury and Sarthak Sarangi)
The countdown to the 2017 Engineer’s Cup football season was much awaited, as spring practices and position battles for spots to the finale were on the depth.
It’s no surprise a handful of talented teams participated, ready to push for the title.Needless to say, football season at CET started with a bang!
CET-A, IHM, GIET-B, IGIT, GITA, GEC were the leaders of their respective groups and qualified for the next round.
CET-A, GIET-B, IGIT and GEC qualified for semis with CET and IGIT cruising to the finals. CET indeed made a spectacular comeback in the semis from 1-0 down to 2-1!
With hundreds of supporters and amusing commentary, the finals started. Well, when they catch fire, the CETians can bury opponents fast but doing the same against IGIT wasn’t easy.IGIT offered a much stiffer challenge. The first half was all about CET’s attack and gameplay. But IGIT gained momentum in the second half and with a beautiful free kick by one of their players, IGIT were leading CET. With a goal in hand, IGIT aptly “parked the bus” and killed off time with their possession-based play.
But in the end, IGIT became winners.So IGIT scored a ‘hat-trick’ of winning Engineers Cup at CET. Seems like running big teams out of the arena in March is becoming second nature to IGIT. But let’s not be disheartened CETians for we can work hard and play hard to break this streak.
They say Football is not a game but a religion. And CETians play football with their body, heart and soul. So that day isn’t far when the Engineer’s Cup will be in our clutch.
Coordinators: SHATAM PATRI, ANUSTUP BISWAL, ANADI MUDALI
(By Vikash Chowdhary and Aman Prasad)
Sports are not just a means of entertainment but also a method by which human beings experience the power of teamwork, perseverance, patience, temperament and physical fitness. Volleyball is a sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team’s court under organized rules. Tough fights, powerful smashes and great blocks make this sport more interesting.
(By M. Soundarya, Sudipta Das and Tanisha Pradhan)
(By Mamali Mohapatra and Apoorna Patri)
There may be many religions in this secular country called India, but it is said that cricket unites Indians better than any religion can ever do. … With millions of ardent followers, cricket is the ‘religion’ of India.There was also a similar tournament organised to unite different colleges of Odisha to outcast their outstanding skills in cricket which was an extreme success and all the participants along with the spectators enjoyed to their fullest.there was an immense competitive spirit among different teams that was witnessed by the crowd which made it all the more entertaining.The competition started with 12 teams from various colleges of Odisha. The colleges that represented themselves for cricket in engineer’s cup are:
(By Rudra M Biswal, Amrut Kumar and Shraddha Shibani)
The coordinators were:
Boys Category : Dibya Ranjan Swain, Ram Manas
Girls Category: Anisha Sahu, Haneesha Vallamsetti , Sagarika Kanhar
League matches in both boys and girls category continued for 2 days ( 15th & 16th of March ) putting up an intense show flaunting their professionalism in the game. The semi-finals for boys category and finals of both boys and girls category were burdened onto the last day in a bid to high up the euphoria , which could be evidently felt on and off the field *cough(sledging).
Girls Qualifiers :
College Of Engineering and Technology , Bhubaneswar ( CET )
Institute for Technical Education and Research , Bhubaneswar ( ITER)
College of Engineering , Bhubaneswar
Girls Finals :
CET vs ITER
Girls Basketball finals could gather a large crowd cheering the home-team while jeering the other.But as per the pristine rules of any game that rewards the better player , ITER took home the title by a 7-6 victory over CET , Bhubaneswar.
Boys Qualifiers :
Indian Institute of Technology , Bhubaneswar ( IIT-Bhubaneswar )
Birla Institute of Management Technology , Bhubneswar (BIMTECH-Bhubaneswar)
CV Raman College of Engineering , Bhubaneswar
Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology , Sarang ( IGIT-Sarang)
Boys Finals :
CV Raman College of Engineering vs IIT-Bhubaneswar
The heat was on , for these two teams had proved they meant business and the face off was a match to behold. CV Raman College of Engineering subtly dominated the game as the final scoreboard read 32-27.
The winners and runners up trophies were awarded to the teams after end of the games.
(By Shimona Elora, Swetleena Zenith, Shubhangee Mekap)
Engineers’ Cup witnessed many events as a part of the tournament, including indoor and outdoor games, with table tennis being one of them. The ping pong game being one of the fun ones, was played with high zest and ardency in this year’s Cup.
The event kick started on the 1st day of Engineers’ Cup with openings made by teams CET-A and ITER, for the boys’ table tennis championship. Each match was a team event consisting of 3 single and 2 doubles for the boys, in the order – single, single, double, single, double. The matches played were won by best of 3 out of 5 games, with the first player reaching 11 points with a head of atleast 2 points to win for each match.
For the girls’ tournament, each player of every team had to compete with every other opponent, with each match consisting of 3 sets. The colleges participating in the girls’ table tennis championship were NISER and CET, the total number of players being 7. The top two players were Anisha Sahu from CET, and Monali from NISER, who eventually played the finals, with Anisha sahu bagging the prize by 2-0.
The boys’ table tennis championship was equally enthralling. There were a total of 4 teams participating, two from CET (CET-A and CET-B), along with teams from ITER and NISER, consisting of 5 members each and hence, amounting to 20 players in all. The finals were played between the team CET-A (Snehasis Panda, Debasish Behera, Devdatta Mishra, Subhendu Dutta and Akash), and the team from ITER- (Santosh, Amrit, Abhilash, Ankit and Anusheel). As if the girls’ matches weren’t gritting enough, the finals for the boys’ championship went on to the very last round of doubles, with all the previous rounds amounting to a tie. The deciding match of the boys’ championship was between the teams of Devdatta Mishra and Snehasis Panda(CET), and that of Abhilash and Anusheel(ITER), which CET won by 3-0. So finally, the championship was won by CET after a tough game with ITER having 3 state level players.
The event came to a closure on day 3, CET coming out with flying colors. Kudos to the players who brought laurels to our college, and last but not the least, we congratulate the efforts of the organizers – Snehasis Panda, Debasish Behera, Devdatta Mishra and Subhendu Dutta, who truly made it a great success.
This wouldn’t have been possible without the tireless effort of our FACULTY COORDINATOR(SPORTS) Dr. MADHAV CHANDRA TRIPATHY, SPORTS SECRETARY HIMESH CHACHRA and SPORTS CONVENOR ANISHA SAHU.