I wasn’t able to watch as much of this game as I would have liked, but when I came over, Harvard was on the verge of taking half 8-6. Out of half, they ran out to 10-6, and they went on to win 15- 11.
Two things were working for Harvard: the play of George Stubbs, and their intelligence against Iowa’s zone. Stubbs continued to be almost untouchable, throwing pinpoint hucks in pretty much every way possible: upwind, downwind, break throws, and hammers. He was also successful as a receiver, pulling down multiple deep shots from Adam Fagin, and while an Iowa player did get an impressive layout block on him late in the game, it is safe to say that IHUC simply had no answer for Stubbs. Complimenting his play, the Harvard offense remained patient and against the zone, being careful not to put the disc on the downwind side of the field and gaining quick yardage after breaking through the cup.
I think that this game is going to help Iowa in tomorrow’s pool play. Not only will they be hungry to win after their loss, but they will also be a step ahead of Oregon, Florida, and Ohio, all teams that may take a few points to adjust to the wind and gain their legs after a week of spring break.