Day 3 and 4 of the 2012 USA Ultimate College D1 Championships from Boulder Colorado.
Live streaming schedule for Sunday, Day 3.
05/27 08:30AM MDT #4 Wisconsin 12-10 over #6 Tufts - Open Quarterfinal
05/27 10:45AM MDT #2 Pittsburg 14-12 over #3 Carlton - Open Semifinal
05/27 01:00PM MDT #2 Washington 14-13 over #16 Tufts - Women's Semifinal
See the post below for more links to results, predictions etc.
Friday, Saturday Women's Pool Play
The two Canadian teams are both playing well, with British Colombia almost making quarters. UBC beat the top seed in their pool and #3 in the tournament, 2nd Place finishers last year, the very strong looking, Michigan Flywheel, 15-13. Unfortunately it was to no avail as Michigan beat #2 in their pool, North Carolina who then beat the Thunderbird ladies, so all three teams finished with identical 3-1 records. Goal differentials sorted out, the three teams ended up in their seeded order which meant UBC was 3rd and got the #2 team from Pool B, Washington. Washington are the #2 seed in the Tournament and also from the NW region. They were upset yesterday by #7 Iowa in a squeaker 15-16. UBC lost the Pre Quarter game to their American neighbours 7-12 and now play Sunday in the 9-12 bracket.
The Ottawa ladies played some solid games but, came up short in all of them to finish 0-4 and now play for either a 13th, 15th, 17th or 19th place tie. On Friday they came close to beating a dark horse favourite, #9 Iowa State, but finished on the short end 13-14. Next they gave the top seed in their pool, #4 over all, California, a close game losing 11-14. Cal who only won two pool games to finish 3rd in Pool D, then also lost in Pre Quarters to join UBC in the 9-12 Bracket. Saturday Ottawa lost both games, one of them to Tufts, who took first place in the pool and now appear to be a team to watch.
Friday, Saturday Open Pool Play
The Open pool play and Pre-Qurters are playing out according to script as all 4 top seeds won their pools, only Pittsburg losing their last, meaningless to the standings game, 12-13. All 2nd place teams then won their pre quarter match-ups against 3rd place opponents. Some exciting action to come Sunday in Quarters and Semis with Finals on Monday.
Lots of Live Streamed Ultimate on tap this Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-28, with the two Finals games on Monday. The teams will meet in Boulder, CO over the 4 days to compete for the 2012 USA Ultimate College Championship. The afternoon Semis and Finals will streamed live for free and then be re-broadast by CBSSports on June 20 and 22, also for free, on their specialty channel.
Over 12,000 student athletes on more than 700 college teams from across North America entered the USA Ultimate College Championship Series in early April. Twenty Open and Women's teams eventually qualified and they include 2 Canadian Women's teams. Ottawa's GGs seeded 20th, plus UBC Thunderbirds out of the always strong NW region, seeded only #10 by USAU, but 8th by Skyd, so maybe an upset in the works. Updates at the bottom of this post...
NGN Scheduled games are MST, that's EST plus 2hrs. Friday May 25 Games:
02:30PM #3 Michigan (2011 2nd place) vs #6 North Carolina - Pool Play (W)
04:30PM #4 Wisconsin vs #5 Central Florida - Pool Play (O) Key Battle. Winner in all likelyhood gets the bye to Quarters.
"A classic 4-5 pool play matchup between two powerful but very different teams. The perennial powerhouse looks to defend the top seed from talented newcomers in UCF. Seeing these teams take one win apiece in their two close regular season games means anything could happen."
Saturday May 26 Games:
10:30AM #3 Carleton vs #10 Colorado Pool Play (O)
02:30PM #7 Iowa vs #11 Humboldt Pool Play (W)
NexGen Allstars and Callahan nominees to watch for.
NGA Alex Throne (strong Callahan candidate) and NGA Tyler DiGiralimo of #2 Pittsburg En Sabah Nur.
NGA Dylan Freechild from #1 Oregon Ego.
NGA Nick Lance from Georgia Tech Tribe, the#1 Callahan candidate.
NGA Jimmie Mickle of Colorado Mamabird, another Callahan nominee.
Mischa Freystaetter of the surprising Central Florida Dogs of War and NGA Eric Johnson of Luther College LUFDA, both Callahan nominees as well.
Round One Scores: 1st pool play round, 20th and last seed Ottawa almost beat one of Skyd's favourites, Iowa State, losing 13-14. Sign of more to come!
Pittsburgh 15 Davis 5
Luther 15 Michigan 14
C. Florida 15 Michigan St. 8
California 15 Duluth 9
Washington 15 Delaware 11
Iowa 15 UCLA 13
Virginia 15 Tufts 9
Iowa State 14 Ottawa 13 - so close
Round Two scores
Oregon 15 Minnesota 9
North Carolina 15 Ohio 12
Tufts 14 Washington 13
Colorado 15 Cornell 7
Oregon 15 Wisconsin 7
Sonoma St. 12 Texas 13 -upset
N. Carolina 12 Stanford 10
UBC 15 Florida 7
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