The men’s ultimate frisbee team opened their season on Sept. 26 with a win against Northeastern at home. The rest of the day brought three losses for the young MIT team. MIT entered into the tournament hoping to get its rookies some valuable gameplay experience by competing with top teams from Brandeis, Stonehill, Boston University, and Northeastern.
Evenly matched against Northeastern, who were also focusing on exposing their new players to full-speed action, MIT was able to seize a win in their first game of the tournament with rookies Andy Wei ’19 and Terrance Liang ’19 breaking open for several deep scores.
Later on in the day MIT’s Jonathan K. Uesato ’17 made a diving defensive play to get the disc back for MIT, leading to a score that he assisted over the goal-line. Returning players Paolo Y. Gentili ’18, Richard B. Yip ’18, and Gil S. Goldshlager ’17 made several remarkable plays during the course of the tournament.
“We played very well for our first tournament, and improved a lot throughout the day,” co-captain Goldshlager said.
With a young but talented team and several returning players, the MIT men’s ultimate frisbee club team has high hopes for this year. “It’s just a matter of putting it all together to make a great ultimate team,” Goldshlager added. The team continues its fall season with the Lobster Pot tournament in Maine on October 24–25.