Jabberwock Competes Against Five Teams in Syracuse Tournament

On February 12, the Jabberwock, Colgate’s ultimate frisbee team, traveled to Syracuse to compete in a one-night indoor tournament with five other teams. With only two months left before the 2005 College Series, the Jabberwock arrived at the fields eager to play together for the first time this semester.To accommodate a tight schedule and smaller fields, the tournament featured a number of changes to the usual rules. For example, instead of seven-against-seven, this tournament limited teams to six players on the field. Additionally, games lasted only 30 minutes, whereas contests normally end when the first team reaches 15 points.In its first game, the Jabberwock battled SUNY-Geneseo, a team that split two games with Colgate during the fall semester. Juniors Dave Altieri and Gavin Gregory both made seamless returns to the Colgate lineup after a semester abroad, as the Jabberwock pulled out a tight win in overtime.Despite keeping the game close until the final six minutes, Colgate failed to stop a late charge by I-90 in its second game. Showing fatigue, the Jabberwock then dropped its third game to Syracuse University, the eventual tournament champions.Fighting for the chance to play in a fifth game, Colgate came back from an early deficit against the Rochester Institute of Technology. RIT was able to force overtime, but the Jabberwock pulled out the win after one of the longest points of the night.In the team’s fifth game, the Jabberwock had a rematch with I-90. Showing superior conditioning, I-90 made sure that the game ended with a similar result, leaving Colgate with a 2-3 record for the night. Following the warm-up tournament, the Jabberwock now have a better idea of what areas to work on as the team continues to prepare for the College Series in April.