Colgate Ultimate Posts Three Victories

Cody Tipton

Last weekend, the Jabberwock, Colgate’s ultimate Frisbee team, competed with 15 other schools at a tournament in Lancaster, PA. Seeded eighth in the tournament, the Jabberwock were placed in a pool that also featured Bucknell, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), New York University (NYU) and SPANK, a club team composed of Penn State students.

Colgate struggled in its first game, losing senior captain Nicolo Giorgi to an injury in the second half of a 9-13 loss against Bucknell. The loss did not initially instill passion in the team, as the Jabberwock also appeared sluggish against RPI, but the team managed to turn on the intensity in the second half, winning by three.

After a bye in the third round, Colgate returned to play NYU, one of two teams who failed to win a game throughout the weekend. Cruising to a 13-1 win, the Jabberwock secured an opportunity to break seed by defeating SPANK. The game was cut short due to time, but Colgate still managed to double up the Penn State students, 10-5.

The Jabberwock opened the second day against Vassar, who had no solution for the Colgate offense. After a number of long points, the Jabberwock pulled ahead to another 10-5 victory. In the quarterfinals, Colgate played the host school, Franklin and Marshall. Again, the Jabberwock offense was clicking, leading to a 13-6 victory and sending the hosts to the loser’s bracket.

In the semifinals, the Jabberwock matched up against Messiah College, who used a zone to suffocate the Colgate offense. The Jabberwock, who were playing with only two subs, finally ran out of fuel, falling 6-15. In the finals, Bucknell defeated Messiah for the tournament championship.

Overall, Colgate finished in a tie for third-place, losing only to the first and second-place teams. This weekend, the Jabberwock seek to continue their success when they travel to Edinboro, to match up against Cornell, Syracuse and Rochester.