Jabberwock Overmatched By Elite Teams

Cody Tipton

The Jabberwock, Colgate’s Ultimate Frisbee team, recently traveled to Brown University to compete against many of the best college teams in the country. The top seeds, Brown and Harvard University, finished first and 11th in the nation last year, respectively. Additionally, many former Brown players formed an alumni team; Brown has won two national championships in the last six years, and so this team featured many of the most experienced and skilled players in the Northeast.

On the tournament’s first day, Colgate played games against Brown, the Brown Alumni and Cornell University. Playing poorly, the Jabberwock were not much of a challenge for any of its opponents. Brown defeated Colgate, 13-6, and went on to win the pool. Cornell and the Brown Alumni both took 13-3 wins over the Jabberwock, with the Brown Alumni taking the pool’s second seed after beating Cornell, 13-10.

As a result, the Jabberwock were banished to the loser’s bracket for the second day, where the team played in another round-robin pool. This time, Colgate faced Yale University, who defeated Colgate last spring, and Brown’s B and C teams. The Jabberwock found its stride on the second day, posting large wins against all three opponents: Colgate defeated both Yale and Brown C, 15-3, while the team won a shortened match against Brown B, 11-1.

Meanwhile, Brown was the only team from Colgate’s original pool to reach the semifinals of the winner’s bracket. After defeating Harvard (who eliminated the Brown Alumni), Brown faced the University of Massachusetts (who eliminated Cornell) in the finals. In another shortened game, Massachusetts pulled out a tight victory, 11-10, to win the tournament.