Blazers place second at Sidwell Invitational


May 20, 2003, midnight | By Luke Bostian | 17 years, 6 months ago


MAY 20, SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL-

Blair's ultimate frisbee team lost to "Barely Legal" of Yorktown High School 11-6, in the final of the Sidwell Invitational Tournament. Blair had beaten two teams yesterday in order to advance to the championship, including a neck-and-neck 9-8 win over Wilson High School.

The Blazers affirmed their position as the second-best team in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The team played well, especially against Yorktown's zone defense, but was no match for the faster and better organized prep schoolers. Barely Legal, meanwhile, remained undefeated locally and ranked fifth nationally.

Yorktown jumped to an early 5-2 lead, but the Blazers brought it to 5-4 before Barely Legal scored to end the half. Yorktown jumped again at the beginning of the second half, scoring two points in a row before the Blazers responded with two of their own. It was all downhill from there, however, as Yorktown scored the final three points.

The loss came in spite of "Coach" Lansing Freeman's pep talks to the team at the beginning of each half and Blair's largest fan turnout of the season.



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