On Friday, April 28, DUT traveled to Putney for a game overlooking the Vermont countryside. Due to confusion with scheduling, Eagle Hill also arrived, just before game time, believing that they, too, were scheduled to take on Putney. To make the best of the situation, each team agreed to play shortened games against the other two teams, with halftime at 4 points (rather than the usual 8) and winning point at 7. In the first game, Dublin set the tone early as the team with the superior short game, moving the disc up and down the field effectively, while not shying away from huck opportunities when they arose. Silas Howe 18, turned in a strong performance as handler, with six assists; Miles Morgan 18, and Harrison Atlas 18, each scored three goals. Katia Dermott 17, led the defense with three Ds.
In the second game, a fresh-legged and aggressive Eagle Hill team jumped out to a 4-1 lead by halftime, capitalizing on downfield completions and a number of unforced errors by Dublin. However, in the second half, Dublin took control. Believing themselves to be just as good a team as Eagle Hill, Dublin continued to press offensively, kept their cool in scoring situations, and clamped down on defense. Dublin didn't end up with the win, but definitively won the second half, and came out with a confidence-boosting moral victory. Miles Morgan 18, led with four goals; Silas Howe 18, had three assists and 5 Ds. Our game on Tuesday, May 2, promises to be a good one.