Aquaholics 14, Greytest Team Ever 11
The first games of the BUL fall 2017 season kicked off under clear skies, with occasional gusts of wind and the blistering heat with which every South Florida player is grudgingly familiar. The Aquaholics took an early lead, but the Greytest gave chase, making big plays to stay hot on their hydrophilic heels. The Aquaholics threw many different looks on both O and D, while the Greytest took advantage of the fast break. It was a close half at 8-6, Aquaholics. Throughout the second half, Reeves continued to dominate as a handler, even against the Z. Frank threw some beautiful assists upwind. There was fast and smart cutting by Charlie, great defense and saves by Justin, and big Ds by both Stacy and Megan. In the end, the teams took it to hard cap, where Aquaholics won 14-11. Let’s hope this competitive, high-spirited game is an indication of what we can expect from the rest of the season.
Smirnoff Ice Dragons 13, Red Wedding 12
Hello and welcome to the BUL recap for the Ice Dragons (white) vs Red wedding (red). The Weddings entered Sunday’s game heavily favored but key absences and some upstart newcomers on white would serve to level the playing field. The most notable absences included red’s workhorse Jeremy Langdon and white’s Alton Gaines. With key pieces missing, no wind, and sauna temperatures, the game became an outright slugfest. Being light on handlers the dragons tested out different handler sets being anchored by Jonnie and or Andrea. A solid hands team up and down; white’s roster allowed them to try out several different looks in the back field involving Corey, BMo, Jet, and O’Connor for a multitude of different handler sets. Wedding was anchored by Adam Stoller in the backfield while they experimented with repositioning McKelvey from cutter to handler to mid depending on how white tried to defend him. The teams exchanged blows for 10 points with neither team gaining a break. Finally red scored two breaks to take half thanks to McKelvey’s spectacular endzone grabs and his assist to Roosevelt who beat Jonnie on a jump disc in the endzone. White went into the halftime shade licking it wounds, but would be reinvigorated by stellar defensive plays from Chris O’Connor whose clutch defense vs McKelvey inspired the dragons into two breaks of their own out of half. At that point the teams went back to trading blows with Red Wedding holding the serve until universe. The Ice Dragons broke for the win in dramatic fashion when the disc was swung to Jonnie who found Vikkie streaking breakside in the endzone to seal the victory.
Recap by: Corey Whittaker
Pumpkin Spice Life 15, Fat Jimi & the Backstreet Boyz 10
The blame for losing this game is entirely due to having their team namesake being in Iceland currently. Pumpkin Spice Life had major contributions across the board. Christian “Loony” Luneburg when asked about facing Alex Hiley commented “Tony had some new girl that was very good”. Seems like a compliment from the 2 time spirit award winner. Being without their 2 top picks in Travis and Fioramonti proved too much for Green as they fell to PSL.