Thursday, August 07, 2014

We’re Number 1!!!

Tuesday night was the final regular season game for my ultimate Frisbee team.  It was a rematch against Green, the only team we’d lost to so far.  Since they also only had one loss, we were in second because of that loss.  However, if we beat them, we could take over first since they’d have two losses.

We beat them handily.  It helped that we had even more subs that normal – 9 of them, instead of the usual 6.  Only seven play at a time, so we had over a line of subs.  They had two subs.  Now that is not a guarantee of who will win or not.  I’ve seen teams with no subs beat teams with as many subs as we had.  You have to keep your head in the game at all times, and it is easy to do if you are playing quite a bit.

But in this case, it was an indicator of things to come.  We started out on a 4 point run.  They got 2, we got 1, they got 2 more to make it 5-4.  But then we went on a 4 point run again to take it to half at 9-4.

I didn’t keep tabs on the score quite like that in the second half, but we came out on top 17-11.  Not only does this get us top billing going into the tournament this weekend, but it also means that we don’t have to be there until the second round starts at 11AM.  I’m much happier about that than 9AM.

I only played two points during the game, one each half.  But I’ll get more play time on Saturday since at least 5 people won’t be there who were there Tuesday night.  Since they have all been key contributors to the team over the course of the summer, it will be interesting to see what this means for us come Saturday.  Not only that, but no team that is ranked first going into the tournament wins (at least I don’t think so).

Either way, it’s been fun to be on a winning team again for a change.


That Loud Redhead said...

That's awesome! Congrats to you and your team!!

Mark Baker said...

Thanks! It's been nice after some of my teams the last few years.