Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Coffee Cup!

We played in Coffee Cup on 11/8, a while ago, I know. We had 8 players (2 returners and 6 rookies). Considering our low numbers and our rookie-heavy team, we did really well. :) I don't remember too much of specific games, but I remember playing deep deep for the first time, which is really scary. But deep deep - handler is pretty convenient, I must say.

Our rookies are awesome this year. They're fast, heads up, and they learn quickly. I'm super excited for the spring :)


Friday, November 7, 2008


Last Thursday we had a co-ed round robin with the men's team that we called Huck-O-Ween. We had four teams:

Cereal Killers


Oompa Loompas


It was a LOT of fun. More pictures can be found on Liver's picasa:


Definitely have to do that again... :)

Lemony Fresh (Cape Cod Edition)

So sMITe didn't get into Huck-A-Hunk, which was a huge surprise to us (I was mad for a little bit but I got over it), so we scrambled to get into Lemony Fresh for Nov. 1.

We went with 1o people (4 returners and 6 newbies). It was a pretty windy day so we played lots of zone, both O and D. Our zone O looked really good. It would be me/Trish/Amy handling and we would have new people as our poppers, wings and deep. Our poppers learned really quickly and caught a lot of throws through the cup. It was really exciting to see! We would be able to work it up the field just by swinging it around the cup and then finding poppers through the cup.

Our zone D looked pretty good as well. We're starting to learn how to cup more effectively, to cut off the next throw. We're also working on our communication more. This year (or I guess every year?) sMITe is a pretty quiet team so we have to keep reminding ourselves that we need to talk a lot in zone.

Three of our players left half-way through because they had other commitments, and another person was injured, so we played savage, and eventually 6s during our last 2.5 games. You would think that playing savage would really tire us out, but we really stepped it up during those last 2.5 games. We had a lot of run-through Ds from our new players and I think everyone had a lot of fun :)


Beaver Fever

I think I just forgot about my blog for a while. Forgive me...

On Oct. 25 we had our own round robin mini-tournament thing on Briggs Field. We had 13 players total but the numbers fluctuated throughout the day so we had about 10 people there at any given time.

We started off playing Harvard. We traded possessions and points throughout the whole game. We worked on vertical stack and we would have a few nice cuts where the disc would flow nicely, but then we'd get close to the end zone and turn it. I think sMITe lost on universe point or something close to that.

Our next game was against Northeastern. We worked on horizontal stack, which I thought looked pretty good after not practicing it for a while. Some of our cutters are looking really good and really fast. It's really exciting to see. :) We lost by a not-so-close score that I don't remember.

Our last game was against Wellesley and their team was probably the closest in skill/experience to us (we both had tons of new players). I think we win by a not-so-close score that again, I don't remember. All in all I think we had a lot of fun and we had some fans that came to cheer us on.

Afterwards we tried to use Andrew, Meri's nephew, to sell discs to the other teams. C'mon, who wouldn't buy a disc from this little guy: