Middlebury won an exceptionally exciting Quidditch World Cup earlier tonight, catching the snitch to beat the University of Florida 100 to 80. Their victory preserved their perfect Quidditch championship record in the game’s five year existence. The team won the game despite losing star player Phil Palmer ’12 early in the game to injury, and getting a red card for a tackle from behind.
The path to the cup was not as easy for Middlebury as in years past, suffering their first loss ever to the University of Michigan yesterday, and coming back from 30-0 against Boston University in the round of 16 earlier today.
**UPDATE** Phil Palmer ’12’s injury is a bad sprain, not a break.