This past weekend, Betty made our way down to Ames, Iowa for our second tournament of the Fall 2015 season! Just like our first tournament, Betty was able to bring TWO TEAMS to Iowa to represent KU Women's Ultimate. Our teams were mostly divided into team X and Y. Team X was lead by our awesome caps, Janie, Frantz, and Fitz and Coach Loren. Team Y, was lead boldly by our wonderful sophomores Sam, Haley and Sydney and Coaches Steph Rupp and Beau. Each team had between 12-15 players which meant....A LOT OF LEARNING AND PLAYING TIME.
While our toes might have been frozen for the first game each day, the days quickly warmed up to be some absolutely beautiful frisbee weather.
Our A team went 3-1 on day one, only loosing to Truman State Alum, who were all dressed as star wars characters. Don't let this fool you, Chewbacca can play frisbee really well. Shout out to one of our rookies, Sarah, for getting to play with the X team during the championship game on Sunday. She can be compared to 'Dash' from the Incredibles, and had some awesome layout catches, and the best mark around.
Our B Team played against some great competition who held great spirit through all of their games. Vivi, a French foreign exchange student and first year Betty, said her favorite part was "working through the game as a team, cheering each other on, and learning how to play different offenses against other teams defenses." Camille, a dedicated sophomore (with amazing backhand hucks) said that this weekend was an awesome learning experience and really pushed her own leadership skills on and off of the field.
This weekend was a great indicator of what our program is going to do not only next season but within the next couple of years. I think I can speak for everyone, when I say that seeing this many committed Betty's playing out there makes me so excited for the potential our team has as becoming a very deep and very great program.
This weekend we have our Halloween Hat Tournament in place of Harvest this year. Each team will be dressed in costumes so stay tuned for pictures and updates about that! Fools Fest is officially April 2-3, 2016. Mark your calender's for the best weekend of the year!' We have MLC in two weekends that is hosted by Mizzou and Betty's are working hard at practice towards our last tournament of the fall!