Ultimate frisbee soars to 12-0

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Adam Brill, Contributing Writer

 

Christian Walker skying for a game-changing point at the University of Texas at Arlington tournament.

This season the University of Dallas Ultimate team is reaching new heights and with each passing day grows better and better. This year has marked a turning point in the history of the sport at the University of Dallas. The team has been ranking high in tournaments, beating big name colleges, and developing as a team.

University of Dallas Ultimate took third place in a tournament Nov. 3-4 at the University of Texas at Arlington, bringing the team’s season record to 12-0 against collegiate teams. The only two losses have been to upper-level adult teams. UDU won five games at the tournament. They defeated University of Texas at Dallas 13-5, Texas Christian University 13-8, University of Texas 11-10, and another TCU team 14-12. UDU lost just once, 9-15, to the UTA Alumni.

The highlight of the weekend was the last game of pool play on Saturday against Oklahoma University. The OU team came out strong, going up 5-2 thanks to a few unfortunate turns for the UD team. Juniors Will Teller and Christian Walker changed the momentum as a very effective duo, working it up the field and making huge plays.

After playing some hard defense, however, and setting up an extremely effective deep game, UDU took half 8-7 with a layout grab from alumni Jonny Wilder. OU fought back to take the lead 9-8, at which point soft cap went on. The teams traded to 10-9, but UDU tied it up at 10, and then broke with freshman Adam Brill’s double happiness score for the come-from-behind win.

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