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MIT Women's Squad Wins Ultimate Meet

By Jessica Young
Team Co-captain

The women's ultimate frisbee team, D@MIT, played their first tournament over the weekend of Oct. 4. D@MIT defeated Wesleyan College and Brown University to walk away as tournament champions. Coming off a successful year which culminated in a trip to college nationals, D@MIT is in the process of rebuilding and strengthening.

D@MIT ran several experimental offenses and defenses during the tournament, making it a great learning experience. The team threw a force-straight-up defense for several points. The major new innovation, however, was in offense formation. "The Weird-O" consists of three handlers spread horizontally across the field, circulating the disc amongst themselves until one of the other four players cutting in from a vertical stack further up the field becomes open.

D@MIT does indeed have a reputation of using their heads on the field. Under the supervision of coach James Sarvis, the team learned how to use nonstandard defenses last year, including the 1񪏗 and the clam.

Due to lack of throwing skills last year, the team's offensive strategies were limited. However, this year the average throwing ability is much improved and D@MIT's strategy will be to mix up both offenses and defenses, keeping the other team perpetually on its toes.

The next tournament for D@MIT is the Purple Valley tournament, hosted by Williams College the weekend of Oct. 24. With their talented rookies and experienced veterans, D@MIT hopes to be a highly competitive team in tournament play.