This past Saturday the ladies of University of Dallas Ultimate stood strong against the wind and the competition at the University of Northern Texas’ annual Ultimate Frisbee tournament. This year, their toughest opponent was the cold and gusty weather. Although it was their first time playing together as a team, the UDU girls put up a good fight. They struggled to catch the disc and keep their fingers warm, but they had some great bids and perseverance.
The cheering section of the UDU guys who came out to watch, despite the weather, was encouraging and supportive. The five games were closely matched, and the opposing teams were great to compete against. After each game, the team voted for an MVP, awarded to the girls for great effort and enthusiasm. The MVPs chosen were senior Samantha Harvey, sophomores Maria Linn and Brigid McMahan, and freshman Lauryn Green.
Although the girls did not do as well as they had hoped, the tournament was a great bonding experience both on and off the field. The sophomore and freshmen girls got to know one another between huddling and sharing blankets for warmth. Almost all of them walked away from the field tired yet content. Unfortunately, however, Brigid Coyne hurt her ankle in the fourth game, the only major injury of the day.
After this weekend, the UD Ultimate team is looking forward to its next tournament, in Arkansas the weekend of February 24-26.
Sophomore Cooper Johnston, cheering from the sideline, said, “After watching the girls, I can’t wait to play!”
The whole team shares his opinion. Who do? UDU!