Sunday, September 15, 2013

EUGs Results

Eastern University Games was held in Wollongong this year and yet again it was a successful campaign for the Sydney Uni Ultimate Frisbee Club, bringing back silver medals!

We were placed in a difficult pool with some tough opposition. Many universities, including USYD, were missing players due to the U23 World Championships in Toronto. Medals were up for grabs and the telling factor between most of the top unis was the quality of their development and the new players.

Pool play results:
Beat UNSW 14-5
Beat Newcastle 12-8
Lost Mac 7-11
Beat Gong 15-2
Beat ACU 13-9

Macquarie beat us in a hard fought pool match. Key to all our victories were our new players Sarah Perkins, Eunice Cheung, Erin Hebblewhite, Charlie Roth, Erik Sesselmann and Rob Andrews.

Perhaps our hardest pool match was against ACU, who surprised us and came out strong to take half. USYD fought back to take the game.

Our semi-final was against our favoured opposition UTS. Reminiscent of 2012, USYD started the game like a bat out of hell. UTS stuck with a pommey zone defence and USYD took no prisoners when they sliced it and diced it like a TV commercial.

Going into the final, USYD were a changed team from the start of the tournament. Every navy and gold player was confident and capable, and they should be proud of their performance. In the second half USYD played a new zone named the ‘Train Wreck’ because of how it tested Mac the rest of that game. Eunice and Sarah worked themselves to tears and the rest of the team had their backs.

In the end there was one point in it, but there is no doubt that USYD gave nothing short of a gold medal performance.

Finals results:
Beat Canberra 15-5
Beat UTS 15-3
Lost Mac 10-11

Brett Latham 
SUUFA Coach 

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