Women's Frisbee Plays In College SeasonalsBy Rebecca Thomas
The women's ultimate frisbee team visited Tufts University Sunday to play in the team's first ever college sectionals. After a round robin, the top four teams would go on to regionals; MIT played tough defense, but lost a couple of close games at the end.
MIT's first opponent was Tufts. Expectations were high since the team had beaten Tufts in a scrimmage the weekend before. However, Tufts was more mentally prepared to play this time; it started with a scoring streak that left it ahead 7-0 at the half.
MIT got into the game in the second half and scored two goals to Tufts' three. The victory went to Tufts, 10-2.
By the end of the second game, which was against Wellesley College, both teams were trading downwind goals, but MITwon, 7-3.
The next two games would determine the team's seeding for regionals.
MIT lost the coin flip both times. Both opponents wisely chose to start going downwind. The wind was severe and in both games, neither team managed to score an upwind goal. After the games were capped, MIT had lost to McGill University, 5-4 and to Brown University, 8-7.
Overall, the team played stellar defense by forcing many turnovers throughout the day. Individual players succeeded in getting point blocks and intercepting passes. The experience the team gained from playing against other teams helped the offense come together towards the end of the tournament. Regionals will be held in Albany, New York and at Williams College next weekend.