Club game of the week

Mar 282004
Authors: Peter Scalia

Cold weather and a bad wind capable of making a Frisbee take off

and fly away did not prevent the Rocky Mountain Invitational from

taking place this weekend. CSU’s club ultimate team, Hibida, hosted

the tournament, going to battle on the intramural fields against

other participating schools. Games started on Saturday and ran

until Sunday afternoon.

“Our Tournament always seems to fall on the two worst days of

the year,” said Hibida member Tony Petraglia of the weather


In one situation the opening punt between the Hibida B squad and

the Wyoming Cowboys saw the Frisbee catch some air, fly across the

IM fields past the intersection of South and Meridian Drive, and

slam into a parked Suzuki Samurai in the Newsom Hall parking


Both Hibida squads performed well in the opening day of

competition with Hibida B going 2-1 and Hibida A going a perfect

3-0 with wins over University of Denver, North Texas and


Sunday looked bright after Saturday’s performances, but it

quickly turned sour for Hibida B. The team faced Colorado School of

Mines for the first round of the elimination tournament. Mines made

quick work of the B squad. Hibida A had the University of Nebraska

in the first round and took care of the Cornhuskers to move to the


The final four of the RMI featured Mines, Colorado-Boulder,

Hibida and North Texas. Mines made quick work of CU-Boulder


Meanwhile North Texas earned its bid to the championship game

with a heated 12-9 win over Hibida.

North Texas opened scoring in that game with two quick scores.

Hibida battled back and made the score 2-1, the Mean Green went

right back to work and made the score 4-1. Hibida called time out

and came out smoking going on a 3-0 run to even the score.

With the score tied at four, North Texas took the Frisbee down

the field and once again scored twice in a row pushing its lead

back to 6-4.

Hibida got the Frisbee and with short passes, made North Texas

play up on defense. That’s when Hibida went deep, scoring on a

remarkable catch by Eric Vaughn. Both sides turned the Frisbee over

and North Texas found the goal again, making the score 7-5.

After getting the Frisbee, Hibida made a pass that was swatted

by a North Texas player, but on its way to the ground the Frisbee

caught some wind and landed in Vaughn’s hands again.

After nearly five minutes going back and forth, Hibida tied

things up with a short throw. North Texas broke the tie and sent

the game to half time with the score 8-7.

Coming out in the second half, North Texas scored quickly and

tempers flared as the Mean Green scored again for their biggest

lead of the game 10-7.

“They have players on their team that aren’t even in college,”

said Ben Aldridge of the reason for elevated tempers.

CSU traded points with the Mean Green, but could not cut into

the lead as North Texas scored 12 goals for the win while CSU could

only muster up nine.

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