Ultimate Team Competes at RegionalsBy Andrew Kirmse
Last weekend the MIT Ultimate Frisbee team compiled a 2-4 record in two chilly, windy days of the New England Regional Tournament, held at Dartmouth.
MIT lost the first game to Yale, 17-9, but then came back in a grueling 17-15 mudfest over the University of New Hampshire. This was enough to allow the team to advance to the second day of competition, despite a 17-9 loss to the arch-rival Chowderheads, a Boston area club team.
The team lost captain Parag Shah `93 to an injury but still played well on the second day. In double elimination play they faced three consecutive club teams. MIT fended off a second-half rally to defeat Muja 15-11, but then blew an early lead against Central Park Ultimate and lost 15-8.
It began to snow lightly just before the last game, which would decide the final team to advance to Easterns. MIT faced continuous zone defense in a rematch with the Chowderheads. A five-point rally brought the game even at halftime, and a long desperation throw at 12-9 kept MIT alive. But MIT's nemesis won for the third time in as many tries this fall, 15-12.
After its best fall showing in years, the ultimate team will be moving to indoor practices to gear up for a bid at Nationals in the spring.