The Ball State men’s ultimate frisbee finished 11th out of 14 teams in the Indy Invite this weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. Team captain Garrett Fuelling said the team struggled with catching and throwing the disc.
“We were very close in winning against some teams [Michigan B-team and Grand Valley State],” Fuelling said. “We had spurts of intensity and hard play but couldn’t quite get wins.”
In pool play, the Wizardz went 1-1. Fuelling said in the Notre Dame (B-team) game the team played well.
“It was good to end on a positive note, after not playing to our full potential against GVS and Michigan B,” Fuelling said. “We did better at timing our cuts and limiting our turnovers against Notre Dame.”
Freshman Justin Beckmann had a standout tournament, having one drop in the tournament.
“When I’m on the field, I focus alot on the fundamentals,” Beckmann said. “It’s vital to be a successful team, so I try to limit my mistakes.”
Freshman Jaden Jerrett had a standout tournament, making crazy layout grabs. Fuelling said Jerrett “kept up the intensity throughout the tournament.”
For this tournament, Fuelling wanted the team to focus on breaking through cup zone defenses.
“That was our goal from T-Town,” Fuelling said. “Now we need to work on the fundamentals and eliminating our mistakes.”
The next tournament is April 1-2 in Champaign, Illinois.
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