Monday, October 12, 2009

Get Skyyd 09

This weekend the frozen fury played a two day tournament in Easton, Mass. Hosted by Stonehill College, the Getskyy'd annual tournament regularly brings in teams from Rhode Island, New Hampshire and also Massachusettes. This year we decided to show the Commonwealth state how we play ultimate in the great state of Maine.
Ranked 11th in a tournament of 16 teams, Maine was fiery in their first game against the 3rd ranked team, Bently X from Waltham, MA. Maine held with the team for the entire game putting up score for score throughout the entire game. Down an injured offensive player and one point into the half Maine rallied through the 2nd and cheered boomingly the whole time. Bently's deep throws and scrappy calls won them the game 13-10. Not bad for a team that was ranked 8 seeds above them.
Second game was a blunder. Somewhat demoralized from the first game, the fury played lazily against 6th seed, Northeastern Y. After three points unanswered, Umaine kicked it into gear and chased them up to half time with a 7-5 score. Things picked up for Maine in the second half and with a new energy chased Northeastern point for point again all the way to a 9-10 score. Hardcapped at 11, northeastern managed to pull of a touchdown an win the game 11-9. "I hate losing to the squids" remarked Co-captain Russell Clark.
With a 0-2 record into the third game the Frozen fury was feeling finally fired up to play. Playing 14th seed Keene state, Maine was ready to trounce our only neighboring state. It was imperative that we show them who could play and to get a win for ourselves.
The teams lined up for the first pull. With Maine on the defense and the wind starting to pick up; "Big z?" questioned captain Josh Kahn. Everyone asserted consent. The disc was pulled and the team sprinted down there for the coveted callahan title. Keene, unimpressive in past, swung it quickly and booted the disc down the field for a score. It was unknown at this point if we were playing college ultimate or highschool pickup. The disc returned to play and Maine stuffed and scored for a 1-1 tie.
As the game went on more chippy calls we're made and yells from the sidelines increased. Tensions amongst both teams were high especially when some white hat wearing keene state player challenged our coach to come on the field. *note: due to the amount of profanity, the following quote can not be published. Keene state quickly realized that our coach was not to be confronted and gave him ample amount of space as he walked up and down the sideline.
It is noted here that due to the amount of Cannabis satvia Keene state insufflates, they were unable to remember which side they started on. They continued to argue that they pulled the disc when the whole time we were playing with a new Umaine Frozen Fury disc. "Why would we use your disc to pull to you?" asked our Coach. Keene was unable to support a resolve.
Down in the second half by 5 points, Maine made their largest come back to date climbing 7 points making the game 9-12, game to 13. Despite valient efforts by the team, Keene managed to slip one more in to win the game. Tired and spent, the fury returned to its den to lick its wounds.
We all know that sunday is the real day and no one knows this better than the Frozen Fury. Taking home chumpionship titles in Beasterns, April 09 and the Maine Event, September 09 the Fury was ready for its third overall chumpionship title. First up, Providence College out of Rhode Island. Playing nearly savage and with a female handler PC put it to the Fury but they were far more in tuned to the game. Running PC into the ground with fresh legs and effecient throws, the fury took their first win of the tournamnet 15-10. Next up, Bridgewater State in nearby Bridgewater, MA. The infamous 'assbombs' fielded large players and a tough cup but the Fury fought harder for the win. Despite Bridgewater trailing by 1 or 2 points the entire game, the Fury beat them to the catch and d'd up every sloppy throw to win the game 15-13. Third game of the day went to 15th ranked, Wentworth College. A little miffed by being beat by a 14th seed, the Fury was intent on not losing. Effort played off as the novice Wentworth was unable to make more than 3 points in the entire game. Final score: 14-3. It was imperative that the Fury not get complacent as their fourth and final game of the day was to Northeastern, once again.
Suffering so many injuries that the Northeastern "gentleman" had to pool their A and B teams together, it was apparent that the Fury was playing practically the same game as before. As northeastern turned over the disc in midfield on the first point, a player pulled the disc deep. As it floated out the back of the endzone, senior Russell Clark attempted the famous Greatest attempt - jumping from in bounds, catching the disc in mid air and tossing it back into play in hopes that someone will catch it. The greatest was made and caught by sophmore Peter Strand for a 1-0 lead against Northeastern. The "gentleman" acted more like children throughout the game, making chippy calls. Clean handblocks and d's were called contested regularly and even Northeastern teammates on the sidelines disagreed with their onfield players calls. Both teams played their hardest but the final score made went to 9-12, Northeastern. Dismayed, the fury returned to their bench thinking that their chumpionship title had been taken. However, the Stonehill captain in charge of the tournament came over and gave the best news of the tournament. Because northeastern, 2-1 on sunday, forfieted their first game 0-15, the UMaine Frozen Fury, 3-1 on sunday, would walk away with the prize!!

Great playing to all of Umaine's Players. A great improvement has been seen in everyone all across the board. Player of the tournament went to Senior Cody bishop for his great work in the endzone. Honorable Mention to Kevin Parsons for his quick speed and tireless effort while playing zone D.

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