Robotics Team Competes in District Competition

Jennifer Passerino
The Don Bosco Prep Robotics Varsity and Junior Varsity  teams competed at the FIRST Robotics Competition Mid-Atlantic District event in Mt. Olive this past weekend, against 38 teams from New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  The varsity team started off slowly, going 0-3 in their first three matches but, as they gained more experience with this year's robot, went 7-1 the rest of the way to finish their qualification matches with a record of 8-4.  They earned the right to be the captain of the eighth alliance in the elimination rounds, but lost to the top-seeded alliance in the quarterfinals.

The junior varsity team made a respectable showing with a final record of 6 - 6 in their qualification matches.  The purpose of the JV team is to give freshmen and sophomores experience that they would not otherwise get with only a varsity team.  The junior varsity team will compete at the Bridgewater event this coming weekend, and the varsity team will compete in Montgomery March 23-25.
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