THE Mico University College defeated defending champions GC Foster College, 4-2, on penalties after playing to a 0-0 draw in the Greg Garrel KO football competition as the local Inter-collegiate sport season kicked off at Marescaux Road on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Portmore Community College were adjudged the best dressed team on a day that also saw action in table tennis (male and female), men's basketball and netball.
In the Netball Rally, University of the West Indies, Mona, defeated GC Foster 'A', 6-1, to top the seniors, while Church Teachers' College defeated GC Foster 'C', 4-1, for the junior title.
In table tennis, defending men's champions GC Foster defeated Mico University, 4-1, and UTech stopped UWI, 5-0, while in the women's category, defending champions UWI edged UTech 3-2.
In the lone basketball game, UTech whipped Moneague, 61-15, as rain washed out the other games.
As the Greg Garrel Knock out started defending champions GC Foster knocked out by Mico University College 4-2 on penalties after they were held to a goalless draw in regulation time.
In other games, last year's beaten finalists CASE defeated Edna Manley, 2-0, and will host Mico today at CASE; UWI went by Montego Bay Community College, 2-1; UTech edged Caribbean Maritime, 1-0, and will play UWI today; Portmore CC edged VTDI, 1-0; Moneague went by Knox CC, 3-1; Church TC edged Shortwood TC, 5-4 on penalties, and Bethlehem TC defeated Browns Town CC, 3-1, on penalties.
In welcoming the athletes, Mico University president Professor Claude Packer spoke of the historic start of Intercol at Mico in 1951 and the foundation laid by Alvin Lyle.
He paid tribute to the early pioneers who kept Intercol going, like Dr Alfred Sangster, Professor Neville Ying, Glen Owens, Dennis Johnson, Enid Allen, Fred Green, Olympian Vilma Charlton and the late Olympian Keith Gardener.
Ventley Brown, first vice-president, spoke of the success of intercollegiate athletes at the World University Games in 2011 and taking part in the first team sport in South Africa this year.
He said Intercol will be looking to participate in table tennis and badminton if the necessary funding is achieved.