Bring The Huckus Recap

Saturday

Bring the Huckus was an overall successful weekend for Drexel Ultimate. They went 7-1 on the weekend with their only loss being to Northeastern, the tournament champions, in pre-quarters. It was also the first outdoor tournament of the year for them, which is always an experience especially when it is as windy as it was.

Saturday was a relatively easy day as Drexel was placed in a non-power pool due to Ultiment using last years rankings.

They easily defeated their first opponent, Delaware B:


Drexel then beat Swarthmore 10-6. The game ended with this layout grab and ill-advised, terribly thrown backhand by Nugget (not seen: Watson making a layout grab for the score):

 

Drexel mostly played man D even with the windy conditions because the opposing teams were top heavy in talent. Drexel’s defenders played DIP 😉 on their handlers which forced their cutters to make plays. They struggled due to the conditions and Drexel was able to cruise to victory in each of their games. They then had an untimely bye after game two, but were able to maintain focus and win their next two games against Rowan B and Salisbury 13-2 and 13-7 respectively. Salisbury ended up being a mental test as Drexel only took half 7-5, but they were able to get the break train going out of half by playing the same hard man D (if you know what I mean) that they played against Swarthmore.


Sunday

It is said that hammers win games, but listening to baby metal in the morning wins tournaments. That’s what it is right? Based on Drexel’s first game that is not the saying. The wind was even stronger and an up and down win instead of a crosswind. We know that whoever got the first upwind break was going to be set up for the win. Unfortunately, Northeastern got the first upwind break on the 2nd point of the game. Drexel started by trying to move the disc side to side instead of playing huck and D, but a quick turnover on a dump throw gave Northeastern a short field to work with. Northeastern was able to capitalize with some great upwind throws and take control of the game from there. They managed two more upwind breaks and cruised to an 11-5 victory. From the loss, Drexel learned that when the wind is going 25mph at your backs, huck the damn disc any chance you get.

Skidmore decided to ditch after their loss to Navy so Drexel was given a spot into 9th place semis. Gabe was distraught by this win:

Next up was American. The game was close the entire time. Drexel’s zone defense was able to create turnovers, but their handlers struggled to adjust to the crosswind instead of the up and down wind they were dealing with on the previous field. Their offense played extremely well, and were not broken once. Adam scored Drexel’s first 4 out of 5 points on upline cuts to the front cone. Nugget had a layout score thrown by the Bean Stalk to take half as well as the only break of the game. American’s defense could not get back the break and Drexel won 9-7.

The chumpionship… kind of. For 9th place Drexel had to play Syracuse. Much like their basketball team they live and d by zone defense with both their offense and defense playing zone D. This was a challenge for the D line as they were stuck going upwind against a zone defense with not much experience playing zone offense on the year. This was evident until the Nolan threw a huck upwind to Nugget and they were able to capitalize to take half. The D-line did the exact same thing again two points out of half and from there basically had the game won. Brian Doherty finished off the game and thus the tournament with a Callahan. Killa Kent also did Drexel the favor of accidentally taking out their main handler in an unfortunate collision.

#SorryNathan:


Notes from the weekend:

  • Drexel finishes 9th overall out of 41 teams.
  • Drexel brings home another trophy (“9th Place Bracket Champions”).
  • Dylan is responsible for any childish innuendos in this write-up.
Award Recepient
Most Improved Player Kyle Watson
Most Valuable Player Probably Gabe
Play of the Tournament Killa Kent is Born

Up Next:

Drexel travels to “Aquatic City (or something like that)” to compete in Atlantic City 7, where they are the #1 seed for the tournament.

Jersey Devil Indoor Recap

See below:

Notable Absences:

  • Drexel’s twitter game as Kyle “Twitter Fingers” Shallow was busy having a great tournament.
  • Jack Madden (ILLness)
  • Chip (saving himself for High Tide)

Flickadelphia Recap

Saturday

Drexel Men’s Ultimate had a tough start to the fall 2016 season coming out against William & Mary in cold and windy conditions. The team had yet to play in the wind and was evident as they struggled to get their offense flowing and were down early at the half.

Despite still losing the game 10-6, Drexel was able to win the second half after figuring out how to take advantage of the downwind taking many deepshots early and continued this momentum into the second game against Colombia. Colombia was a tough matchup as they seemed to have no problem isolating their handlers and continuously getting uplines against the Drexel defense to walk in scores. Drexel’s offense was able to hold the majority of time to force universe at 8-8. Unfortunately, Colombia made a couple spectacular plays including a layout block and a sliding catch in the endzone on the backend of a huck to win 9-8.

After playing tough competition, Drexel had to take Penn Y. Void was a much easier opponent and Drexel was able to comfortably win the game 9-6.

Sunday

Drexel continued the round play against Georgetown Y, which seemed to be Georgetown B. The wind was less of a factor on Sunday as Saturday helped prepare the team well and playing lesser competition helped the team warmup and win easily 13-1.

Game 2 was against Georgetown X and was an immediate step up in competition. The wind made it very difficult resulting in many downwind holds for the offenses. Fortunately, Drexel was able to get an upwind break thanks to Nick (Look at the Size of my Hammer) Nugent who found D-Dawg in the corner of endzone with an upwind hammer. The D-line then immediately got the downwind break and Drexel never looked back going on to win 10-4.

Splitting up between Penn X and Y benefited Drexel big time as they were able to again defeat Penn 10-6. Even though it was obvious it hurt Penn not having everyone together, Drexel still showed good signs by coming back after starting down two breaks and shutting down Voids veterans on the field.

The last game of the tournament was a an absolute doozy against Haverford. Before the game started, it was obvious that it was going to be a difficult game as Haverford’s star can comfortably handle or cut and did it at the highest level this past summer for Philadelphia AMP. Drexel struggled to find a solution against him in the first half, but that changed in the second half thanks to the sweet sexy voices of the sideline. D-Dawg braved the matchup against Calvin and was able to force him into turnovers by adjusting the mark according to sideline help. The offense continued to get holds creating another universe point opportunity. It was obvious it was going to be a struggle as Drexel would have to get an upwind break to win. Drexel was able to create a turnover as “Nugget gets his mark to stall 8 and flashes his foot to cause the thrower into a last second adjustment who then sails the disc 2 yards above and 5 yards over his receiver and into Maher’s hands*” to set up the game winner, as Adam Brian  Gabe Jack  Maher then threw a floaty flick to Gabe Brieva, who posterized two Haverford defenders in the endzone on universe point, 9-8 Drexel.

*guest written by Nugget


Up next for Drexel:

  • 11/5-11/6: Fan-favorite Haverween will be full of tricks and treats as the Drexel squad balls out. More info on costumes to come.

 

Huckin Catalina Wine Flicker Recap

SATURDAY 10/15huckin-catalina-wine-flicker-cover

The Drexel Mixed squad came out guns blazing Saturday morning in an impressive win against Rowan X to kick off pool play.  The Men’s and Women’s team gelled quickly after only a few combined practices in the Fall to secure a 13-3 win to start off pool play.

The final game of pool play against Stockton came down to the wire. Down 11-12 in a game to 13, Drexel’s vets took the game in their hands to score 2 straight points for the come-from-behind win. Pre-Junior Jack Madden scored the game winning point after a buttery deep pass from Captain (and roommate) Allan Michel.

Drexel finished the day 3-1, winning the pool but losing to Rowan Y 6 – 9 in a slow crossover game.

 


SUNDAY 10/16

In a rematch against Rowan Y on Sunday morning, the well-rested Drexel squad proved to be the better team out of the two, running away in the second half for the 12-9 win. Highlights from Drexel’s victory are available in Tweet form, thanks to Kyle “Twitter-Fingers” Shallow:

We Only Tweetin the Hiiiighlights 

Pictured Above: Kyle Shallow from Sunday's Twitter performance.

Pictured Above: Kyle Shallow from 10/16’s Twitter performance.

 


Notes from the weekend:

  • Drexel finishes 6th overall out of 24 teams.
  • Drexel placed the highest out of any college team attending the tournament. Teams placing 1st – 5th were either alumni teams of club teams.
Award Men's Women's
Most Improved Player Matt Harp Rehanna Congdon
Most Valuable Player Chris Maher Angelina LaMastra

Up Next:

The Men’s team takes on University City neighbors Penn at Flickadelphia, as well as East Coast rivals Columbia, Georgetown, William & Mary, and Haverford.

The Women’s team travels to Princeton for the weekend in their first solo tournament of the season.