The first day of Terminus is over with some shocking results (pun intended. I’ll get to that later!). Overall, it was a troublesome day for the Ohio Valley, with Ohio University losing to Stanford 10-13 and Ohio State losing to Georgia Tech 9-13. A poor performance by both teams hurts the Ohio Valley’s chances of getting an extra bid for the Championships. While both will make the championship bracket on Sunday, they’ve got to really impress tomorrow.
The day ended early on lightning delay. Several of the last games of the day were postponed until Sunday at 8 am. After the games are finished, the Sunday bracket play will commence. Both Ohio and Ohio State will pick up against the #2 teams in their pool, both games tied. While none of the pool games left to be played will affect whether a team makes it into the championship bracket or not, it is still important for these Ohio Valley teams to get as many wins under their belt as possible this weekend.
Pool A ended with Tufts winning the pool, beating Middlebury 15-13 and Alabama 13-9. Middlebury would also lose to Washington University in dramatic fashion, off a huck thrown on stall nine to end 15-14.
Pool D showed Georgia making up for a poor showing at Easterns and beating the top seed in their pool, Illinois, 13-11. Dartmouth would end up claiming the pool, though, beating Jojah 13-10 and leading Illinois 12-11 in a postponed game to be resumed tomorrow.
The Women’s division showed all 4 top-seeds (Middlebury, Georgia, Williams, and North Carolina State) winning their respective pools. Georgia kicked some major butt, beating Tennessee 15-3 and South Carolina 15-2. North Carolina State also had a successful day, outscoring their opponents 30-10.
The fields have held up well so far this weekend, but tomorrow is still a bit iffy. The forecast in Atlanta is rain for most of the night and possibly more thunderstorms Sunday morning. Here’s hoping for good weather and great Ultimate.