Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Summary: D.C. Breeze Game 6, 2017 AUDL Season

The D.C. Breeze scored the game's first 3 points and maintained their lead until the final whistle. DC's largest lead was 6 points just after half @ 15-9.  The Breeze held the Royal to just one goal in the 1st quarter - the lowest number of scores allowed by DC in a quarter this season.


Game Leaders for the Breeze [via UltiAnalytics]:
Minutes = Chuck Cantone (30)
Defensive Blocks = Rowan McDonnell (6)
Completions = Lloyd Blake (38)
Catches = Lloyd Blake (33)
Assists = Lloyd Blake (5)
Goals = Joe Richards, Max Cassell (4 each)

AUDL East Standings: 
DC Breeze are (4-2) on the season and are first place in the AUDL East.

Full Game: 
n/a

Highlights:



Next Game: 
DC visits New York Empire on Saturday, May 27.

Previous Game Summary.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Results of 2017 D-III College Ultimate Championships

USA Ultimate's D-III College Championships were played over May 20-21.  A total of 32 college ultimate teams competed at the end-of-season tournament in Lexington, Kentucky. Both #3 seeds and #8 seeds advanced to their championships. And, both #3 seeds won their division's championship. 


Women's D-III Division
Carleton College Eclipse (#3) won 13-10 over Wesleyan (#8). This is Carleton's 2nd consecutive ultimate championship.


Men's D-III Division
Richmond Spidermonkeys (#3) won 15-12 over Davidson (#8). This is the first ultimate championship for the UR Spidermonkeys.



Monday, May 22, 2017

Jonathan Nethercutt (Raleigh Flyers) Throws A Fakest

Jonathan Nethercutt of Raleigh Flyers already has a Greatest to his name this AUDL season. In Week 8 against the Jacksonville Cannons, "Nutt" adds a "Fakest" to his resume.

It happened early in the 4th quarter, the Flyers were in red zone and Noah Saul threw a floater which Nethercutt (#7 in white) snagged the disc with one hand as the Jax defender James Koerner made a diving bid at the disc. Nutt established a pivot foot, looked back a the fallen Jax players and threw a no-look backhand for a score to a wide open Justin Allen.



Raleigh would go on to win 21-20 over Jacksonville.

[Video ripped via AUDL.tv. Full clip at AUDL]


Friday, May 19, 2017

Summary: D.C. Breeze Game 5, 2017 AUDL Season

The D.C. Breeze traveled to Toronto on their first road trip against an AUDL East Division opponent. D.C. had an early lead but were down in the first quarter and never staged a comeback. Road weariness and lack of a full warm-up were cited as issues for the traveling team. This was the first game that DC was losing at halftime. In the end, the Breeze were held to their lowest point total this season (20 goals). Moreover, the Rush's 26 is the most goals given up by DC this season.

Game Leaders for the Breeze [via UltiAnalytics]:
Minutes = Tyler Monroe (50)
Defensive Blocks = Jeff Wodatch, Jonathan Neeley, Austin Bartenstein, Lloyd Blake, Marcus Thaw (1 each)
Completions = Lloyd Blake (34)
Catches = Alan Kolick (31)
Assists = Tyler Monroe (5)
Goals = Alan Kolick, Jeff Wodatch (4 each)

AUDL East Standings: 

DC Breeze are (3-2) on the season and fall to 2nd place in the AUDL East.

Full Game: 
n/a

Highlights:

Plus, one highlight caught the attention of MSN Sports.

Next Game: 
DC hosts Montreal Royal on Saturday, May 20.

Previous Game Summary.


MAP: USA Ultimate 2017 Beach Ultimate Championships

Sixty-nine beach ultimate teams are scheduled to compete at this weekend's Beach Ultimate Championships hosted by USA Ultimate. The event is being held in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The majority of teams are based east of the Mississippi River. Team location was based on their profile's city/state. North Carolina and Virginia are both sending 7 teams. Pennsylvania and Massachusetts each have 6 teams competing at this beach ultimate event. A total of 23 U.S. states (including Washington, D.C.) and 2 Canadian provinces are represented.

[Data via USAU; compiled using team pages, official schedule and charted by SLUDGE]


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Japan vs Australia International Test Matches

The Japanese Mixed Team travels to Australia for two International Test Matches - the first ever World Flying Disc Federation approved International Test Matches. Games are tune-ups for July's The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland.


The first Test Match in Sydney will take place on Friday, May 19  [@ 5:30 AM EDT]. The second Test Match in Melbourne will be on Sunday, May 21 [Sat, 20 May 2017 at 10:00 PM EDT]. The livestream pre-game telecasts will start half an hour before the throw-off time listed.

Watch here: