Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Summer League

We had our first game of summer league yesterday. Our team name is Wuwu. Don ask.

In yesterday's game against Fetch, Wuwu started off really well, especially considering that most of the team hadn't played ultimate in about a month and playing with boys takes some getting used to. Handling were Keith, NG, Karen and Smeri, our "Not-A-Handler Handler," and there were some nice deep looks to MattyB and Smeri (she didn't throw to herself).

Ben "the flying squirrel" Moss got mad air on his layouts as always. In one point, Karen threw an I/O break to NG in the endzone, which almost got D'ed by MattyB because he wasn't CLEARING WIDE. =P In another point, Smeri hucked to Liver, who's defense didn't know how to read, so Liver caught it in the endzone for a score. Natasha had some awesome grabs up high; way to be tall, Natasha! Wuwu took first half 8-6. (Omg! We won the first half!) =P

In the beginning of the second half, Wuwu dropped a few points because they were still learning how to exploit Fetch's poachy D and their defense was slowing down a little as well. In one point, MattyB caught a huck from Karen a few yards from the endzone and called a time-out. His plan: Smeri go up the line. And after the disc was tapped in, that's exactly what happened, yay for plans that work.

In another point, NG lays out for MattyB's weird floaty forehand. A few points later, NG lays out for a disc coming at shoulder-height and his calf cramps. Liver to the rescue: she runs to his bag for TUMS and throws them to NG who's still in pain on the ground. The TUMS bottle breaks open and berry-flavored TUMS fly all over the field. NG eats them off the ground and he's good to go the next point. Many turnover-heavy points later, Fetch wins 16-15 on universe point.