Evan Walsh (Wolfpack) throws
upfield while being marked by Nathan Colquhoun (Floppy Discs)
Thursday July 4th it was the final day of round one of the regular season
for Sarnia Ultimate Frisbee, with spots in the top six ‘A’ pool still up for
grabs for the next round of play.
Pants Party – a team
comprised of many Americans – had a less than perfect fourth of July this
week, as their team was upset by Why So Serious. Pants Party were missing
many of their regulars, using a local transient taken in by Adrianne
Sutherland as a substitute just to field a team. Kris Warshefski played a
solid handling game with great throws, but unfortunately, no one on his team
could catch them. Conversely, WSS’s Jaime Gould played the perfect receiving
game – Warshefski says “it was like there was glue on her hands”. WSS used
the entire field on offence, got timely blocks on defence, and came out with
the convincing 15-7 victory. This win was their second win of the season,
but was not enough to propel them into the ‘A’ pool for the next round of
Nuff Said, also got their
second win of the season – and, because they previously beat Why So Serious
head-to-head – clinched the last spot in the ‘A’ pool. Nuff Said secured the
spot with a 15-11 win over Deep Throw It, where DTI had trouble containing
Abrametzł (Abrametzł=Michael × Becky × Nick). Nuff Said displayed patient
offence with very few unforced errors. For DTI, Scott Hall had an
outstanding one handed sliding end zone grab, where he ended up jamming the
entire right side of his body. But it didn’t matter, because he looked good
The Wolfpack got their first
win since week two at the expense of the Floppy Discs. Wolfpack’s Emily King
played solid handling game, throwing confidently around the Floppy’s zone.
Stephen Roegiest also played great in a receiving role, using his height to
his advantage. The Floppy discs, having had a slow start, were able to pick
up more points in the second half with their fast moving offence, using
everyone on the field. Final score was 15-5.
Both Suspects and Red Army
remain unbeaten after wins against the Bulldogs and Hungate’s Mom
respectively. Ashley Clubb played well for Red Army with great catches in
the endzone. The Bulldogs had two players making their ultimate Frisbee
debuts, Ryan Jean and Jess Milne, both playing strong games and looking as
though they belong. Ryan scored three of his team’s six in the 15-6 loss.
After all the fireworks were
over, the ‘A’ division for the next round was set, and it consists of;
Suspects, Red Army, Hungate’s Mom, Pants Party, Wolfpack, and Nuff Said. The
remaining will compete in the ‘B’ division; Why So Serious, Floppy Discs,
Bulldogs, and Deep Throw It.
The top two teams at the end
of the regular season will earn themselves a bye into the semi-finals. So
far, it looks as though it will take something special to stop the Suspects
and Red Army from taking those two spots.