SOUTH PORTLAND, Me. - The Watchung Hills Ultimate Frisbee teams traveled over seven hours by bus to compete in the Northeastern Regional Tournament May 10-11 held in South Portland, Me.
Saturday the girls team played three games. They won the first against Cape Elizabeth High from Maine with a score of 13-0. They won the next two, 13-4, against Lexington (Mass.) High School and against Amherst (Mass.) High School with a score of 7-6. On Sunday, they drew a tough first opponent in Pennsbury (Pa.) H.S. and lost, 13-3. The ladies rallied back with a 10-5 victory against Fryeberg (Me.) H.S. and lost their final game, 11-9, to Pioneer Valley (Mass.) Performing Arts High.
Men’s varsity started off drawing the No. 1 seed, Lexington (Mass.) H.S. lost, 13-6. They lost their second game to Stuyvesant High School of New York City, 13-4. They beat Fairfax (Mass.) High by a score of 12-6. The last game against Hampton High School from Pittsburgh was lost 12-8. They played in the playoff rounds on Sunday losing the first game against John Jay High School from NY 10-8. They fought hard in their final game against Columbia High School of NJ losing 8-4.
The Ladies finished 6th out of 12 teams and the Men finished 12th out of 15. Despite the losses both teams enjoyed the spirit of the game and were able to celebrate with integrity. The games are self-reffed and based solely on the honesty of the players.
After many of the games both teams will join in a circle and share something positive about the game with each other. They call this the spirit circle.
The Men’s Varsity, Men’s JV and Ladies Warriors will be participating in the NJ State Tournament next weekend May 24-25 in Mercer County.