The AACS Club Ultimate Frisbee Team won its first ever tournament on Friday January 6th, winning the inaugural AACS INDOORTATIONAL in Kilby Fieldhouse with an inspired 4-3 overtime victory over Catonsville HS in the Finals. Ultimate Frisbee is a sport that is sweeping the country – it is a grueling, wind-sprinting 7 person team sport played like soccer on a football field with a Frisbee – (See link for some pro highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNCuZJe1zQk ) and AACS has jumped in with both feet. While the team only formed last spring, it has been practicing consistently since then and the practice has paid off: in Friday night’s matchups AACS was able to best Old Mill HS, Baltimore Polytechnic, Glenelg HS and Catonsville HS through defensive effort and reliance on set-plays learned on the practice field, with Tri-Captains Nigel Park, Will Bickhart and Mark Wiley leading the way.
AACS lost game 1 against Catonsville 5-1, but rebounded by beating Baltimore Polytechnic 5-2, Old Mill 4-1 and Glenelg 4-3 to make the finals. Facing Catonsville HS once again, AACS raced out to a 3-1 lead, only to see Catonsville score on a last second, full field throw and catch for a score to tie the game 3-3 and force overtime. In the overtime, AACS executed its Seahawk set-piece play flawlessly to score the game-winning goal and pull out a 4-3 stunner for the title.
AACS was led by Handler Mark Wiley with 6 Assists (several on beautiful long Hucks), Deep Nigel Park with 5 Goals, and Cutter Colin O’Keefe with 7 Defensive Interceptions.
AACS Club Ultimate meets/practices on Friday nights in Kilby and expects to play in 3-4 more tournaments this spring – come out and learn what some would say is America’s best new sport!