Dumbledore’s Army vs SkeeterFeb 9th, 2017 | By AndyBandit | Category:
From Grant Boyd:
Suck their blood because it’s sweeter;
Make your Valentine a Skeeter!
Chris Walthers of Sky Life was also at the game and gave us this recap:
I was at the Skeeter/Dumbledore’s Army game last Thursday as a sideline reporter (we are talking some Erin Andrews level talent). At this point I have seen or played against all of the top 5 teams and it seems clear that Skeeter is the team to beat. I know that is stating the obvious given the RRI standings, but they were playing on another level than DA, who I thought pre-season were one of the top 3 along with Squirtles. As it often does in ultimate, the game came down to turnovers, and DA made a couple minor mistakes that gave possession to Skeeter, who rarely lost focus. It helps to have Jane Carlen and Remy Schor on your team. There is clearly a great level of understanding between Eli Friedman and Grant Boyd, two professional handlers by the way, and though DA played smothering defense the two were able to make difficult throws to easily keep the offense moving upfield. For example, when DA locked down on one of the handlers, the other would drop an arcing, cut-back scooper over the defender to lead the other handler towards the breakside, usually resulting in a 10 yard gain and another quick breakside cut. Those were not easy throws, and DA has a list of fantastic defenders who were playing out of their minds, but when you can make excellent defense break apart that easily you make the rest of the game so easy for your cutters (who are also really good to begin with). A few plays of note – Eli sniped a DA swing for a casual Callahan, Mingo and Drum were a fun matchup, Grant had some visionary down-field throws, and Victor “I’m probably the worst player on the team” Smith had a few great defensive plays to go along with a nice down-the-sideline flick huck to Jane or Remy to take half.
|February 9, 2017||8:00 pm||Winter League||2017|