What do Frisbee players do for Halloween? They don’t trick or treat. This Saturday over 40 Psychos rolled out of bed at 4:30am and drove up to UCLA for the first tournament of the season.
Team X had a great start to the day with Captain Lizzy “Tote” Cowan making a diving catch for the score on the very first point. From that point, the team went on to dominate UCLA with an 11-4 win. Says Tote “ Today isn’t about winning, it’s about learning but we managed to do both”
The second game had a Halloween theme with WAC from Occidental in orange and the Psychos in black. Once again all the hours of practice paid off with an 11-0 win. Shout out to all the new players in that game for a adjusting their defense to a different playing style.
In game 3 team X welcomed team Y back for a combined game against Claremont. This team was faster and more experienced than the previous teams, and some of the points were pretty long but the Psychos still pulled out a 10-1 win with some amazing hucks, or long throws, from Bridget “Twerk” Zieger, and Maria “Fluxx” Zavala; equally awesome defensive plays and catches from Erika “Sqanto” D’Andrea, Michelle “Astro” Phan and Jennifer “Pheaz” (“Fez”) Chan to name a few.
The final game was the toughest one yet. Starting with Irvine leading 4-2, the Team X pulled back ahead with a 6 point run ending with a fantastic rookie point. Great job Kelli “Krypto” Iwamoto and Terry “Voss” Huang for stepping into main throwing positions for that point.
UCSD versus UCLA: The game started out slow with the Bruins taking a large lead. It wasn’t until the second half that the UCSD Psycho’s began to pick up the intensity. However, the win went to UCLA’s Blu team 11 to 4.
UCSD versus Redlands: The game against Redlands was considerably easier in comparison to UCLA, but they were the only team in the tournament that changed up the defense with a backhand mark. Psychos finished strong with the Redlands only scoring one point.
UCSD versus USC: This game we focused more on the timing of our cuts and saw multiple diving catches from Dena ‘chrome’ Elimelech, Rachel ‘rue’ Ling, and Juliana ‘terra’ Jordan.
UCSD versus Claremont: This game was comparably slower than the rest because of fatigue from previous games. The psychos learned that effective communication is essential even when you’re tired.