As a finishing touch to a successful fall season, the men's ultimate Frisbee team, Stoned Clown, placed third at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Fall Classic last Saturday. The event drew teams from D-I and D-III schools including Harvard, Amherst and MIT.
The team posted an impressive 5-1 record in pool play, with the lone loss against eventual champion UNH in an 11-9 battle.
"We weren't happy with the way we played against UNH, and we made a lot of mental errors," said Sam Fichtner '14.
Stoned Clown beat Salem State, who finished second overall, by a score of 11-2 earlier in the day.
Due to its one loss, Stoned Clown did not compete in the championship match, but its 13-7 defeat of MIT earned the team a third place finish.
Fichtner was pleased with the way the team competed in the MIT match.
"It was definitely our strongest game of the day," he said. "They compete in D-I for ultimate and are a good opponent, but we were extremely efficient and didn't turn the disk over."
Though it did not win, Stoned Clown accumulated the highest point differential of any team, finishing at +38.
"The tournament tested how well we communicated as a team, and we really learned a lot in the process," said Fichtner. "It was a good end to the fall, and definitely puts us in a good place to make nationals in the spring."
-Compiled by Peter Davis.