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Men's Ultimate Frisbee DC Fall Championships

Written by Greg LeFever

It was a cold November morning. Booya woke bright and early to journey to Fairfax, Virginia. Their quest? To match their skills against some of the most competitive teams in the Maryland area. The day quickly turned into a beautiful November weekend. The first game ends 15-4 American.

Booya learns from the mistakes of the first game and comes out much stronger against Hopkins in their next game. Austin and Ronny the Bear
step up their deep game and get skies (jumping above others) for points. Jerry gets bookends. Chad bobbles a disk in the endzone but
snatches it before it can be D’d. And Doug shows how boss he is by getting his first Callahan! (interception in opponent's endzone) Booya
could not pull ahead of Hopkins and loses 15-12. The next game against Navy is hard fought. Roby and Carlos get sweet layout (diving) catches. Dan owns a point. Atom has a sweet layout D. PJ hucks ("Hail Mary" pass) like a champ. Zach gets an awesome D in the endzone. However, Navy’s athleticism and height are more than Booya can handle. The game goes to Navy 15-7.

Their last game of the day was against Mary Washington. Booya is tried, but they still give it their all. Atom gets another layout D. Window shuts down the dump (back-up handler), getting a D. Yuval and Ted make awesome cuts for points. Mary Washington was out of Booya’s
grasp. The last game of the day ends in Mary Washington’s favor, 15-7.

Day 2 graces Booya with another wonderful November day. Catholic is Booya’s first match-up for the day. Booya comes out strong and puts up
3 points to Catholic’s 1. Old men Dong and Greggles show the youngsters their wisdom by handle weaving the disc all over the field.
Fight Master Chris runs Catholic into the ground, getting open all day. Catholic pulls back later in the game and wins 15-9.

Booya’s next opponent, GMU, turns out to be a team of ruffians. Zach throws a huck worthy of club nationals to Yuval for a point. And Renzo
claims the skies as his own, D-ing more GMUers than can be counted. GMUs rough play is more than Booya can take though. GMU takes the game
15-7. The last game of the day is a rematch against Hopkins. Booya is at a disadvantage though, having only 11 players as opposed to day 1’s 17.
Booya gives this game all they have left. Carlos skies 2 people in the endzone, and Ted has an amazing layout catch. But Hopkins comes out on
top, winning 13-9.

The weekend didn’t go as well as hoped. But Booya has learned and improved a great deal. Each of the rookies, and even the vets, have
begun to find their bearings in the sport and are taking on larger responsibilities. With more training over the winter we are sure to
show what we are truly made of in the spring.


Run Through the Grapevine 8K.

This past weekend, UMBC runner Conner McIntyre placed 12th out of 573 runners at the Run Through the Grapevine 8K.  Conner won his age group, 19 and under, in a time of 33:46.48.  The course has been described as "brutal" by almost everyone who has run it.  Conner was the top UMBC finisher at the DAWG Chase earlier this year and will compete in the Columbia Metric Marathon this upcoming weekend.  For more updates on the running club follow the team on Twitter @RunUMBC


Men's Lax Wins Frostburg Freeze Tournament

This past weekend, the UMBC Men's Club Lacrosse team captured their first championship of the fall by posting a record of 4-0 at the Frostburg Freeze. The Retrievers beat the Lazy Lizards 6-5, Bucknell 4-3, FMLA 5-2 and then the Lazy Lizards again by a final score of 6-2 to become tournament champions.


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