Successful Ultimate Frisbee season winds to a close

Andy York

The ultimate frisbee team is among many club sports who will be asking LUCC for their funding from now on. (ultimate frisbee team)

Last weekend, the Lawrence Men’s Ultimate team ended one of its most successful seasons in recent history. Unfortunately, the last game was a close 11-15 loss to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The teams played at the University of Iowa in the Ultimate Central Regional tournament.

For those of you who don’t know what Ultimate is, perhaps calling it Ultimate Frisbee might help. Technically, the game is not called Frisbee, but merely Ultimate. And it’s not a Frisbee, but rather a disc.

This year was very productive for Lawrence’s teams, both men and women. Over spring break, the teams traveled to Savannah, Ga. to participate in a spring break college tournament. At the tournament, both teams played solid Ultimate, despite missing several key veterans who were unable to attend for various reasons.

The men were able to beat Drexel University’s team twice, as well as the St. Olaf B team, while playing several other close games against the University of Maryland and Middlebury College’s B team. The women beat the University of Chicago team easily twice. Both teams played games against some of the top teams in the nation while in Georgia.

On the April 12 and 13, the men traveled to Stevens Point to play in the sectional tournament, taking fourth in the section. The team was able to beat UW Whitewater for the first time in recent history in an extremely close game that ended with a score of 11-10.

The same weekend, the women traveled to Madison to play in their sectionals and beat UW Madison B team in another extremely close game, which ended with a 10-9 score.

Unfortunately, the women were unable to attend the regional tournament.