We lost our first quarterfinals match, 23 to 30, but not without a decent struggle. The match begins with a hilarious incident as 997, en route to block our robot's autonomous mode, ends up with a keeper speared on its flag for the next two minutes – however, their strong defensive capabilities are unhindered. Although our alliance scores 3 ringers (2 by our robot) and the opponents score none, they win with a 30 point bonus on 997's lift to a 15 point ramp bonus on our side. Some good shots of the crowd and of the 973 mascot resting in diamondplate, and an excellent view at the end of 581 on 973's ramp. Other teams featured: 668, 997, 1458; 581, 973.