Mar 252004
 
Authors: Peter Scalia

Well, the CSU basketball seasons are all over. But if you are

craving Colorado State sports and can’t wait until the fall for

football, club sports can carry you to the end of the school

year.

This week’s game of the week will be more of a tournament than

just one game.

CSU Hibida, the university’s club ultimate Frisbee team, will

hold a tournament this weekend. The Rocky Mountain Invitational

will feature the Colorado School of Mines, a team Hibida defeated

15-10 with an offensive explosion in their last meeting; the

University of Denver; Colorado College; rival Colorado-Boulder; and

out-of-state teams New Mexico and Oklahoma.

The tournament kicks off Saturday at 9 a.m. and runs until 5

p.m. Games will be played at both the intramural fields on campus

and the City Park fields. On Sunday the tournament will resume at

10 a.m. and will again run until 5 p.m.

The opening day will run as pool play featuring three pools of

four teams a piece. “We have three games on Saturday and we should

have three more on Sunday,” said Hibida member Ben Aldridge,

alluding to the two Sunday victories required to reach the

championship game.

After the chips fall on Saturday, the teams will be ranked and

Sunday will be used as an elimination tournament for the

championship.

During Spring Break Hibida went all-out for CSU in the Georgia

Southern University tournament in Savannah, Ga. Hibida competed in

Pool 2, where it was a strong competitor, and ran to the semifinals

before being ousted by Oklahoma.

Oklahoma will be on the menu again for Hibida this weekend, so

this will be a game many will look forward to.

“Things are pretty good,” said Aldridge of the team’s

chemistry.

Before the good showing in the tournament in Savannah, Hibida

was in Statesborough, Ga., in a tournament that featured A, A-minus

and B brackets.

Hibida went to the finals of the A-minus bracket, before losing

to the University of Chicago.

The tournament Saturday will feature some very good teams with

lots of experience, including Hibida.

“We have three five-year seniors on our team so we should be

OK,” Aldridge said.

Asked if Hibida expects to take its home tournament, Aldridge

responded: “Yeah. At least that’s the goal.”

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