Friday, May 27, 2011

Men's Ultimate Goes 2-0 after First Day of Nationals

BOULDER (5/27/11) - The No. 2 University of Colorado men's ultimate team Mamabird began the first day of the 2011 USA Ultimate College Championships the way they wanted to - with two wins.

Colorado will enter day two of pool play on Saturday at 2-0 after picking up a 13-9 win over No. 27 Stanford and a 15-8 victory over No. 5 Oregon on Friday at the Pleasant View Sports Complex in north Boulder.

The victories improve the Buffaloes win streak to 16 games and their overall record to 31-7 in 2011. Colorado will play two more tough opponents on Saturday as they will face No. 10 Virginia at 10:30 a.m. and No. 16 Texas at 2:30 p.m.

If CU finishes as the top team in Pool B, the Buffs will earn a first round bye in the championship bracket and will play in the quarterfinals on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. If Colorado finishes second or third, they will play in the championship first round on Saturday at 5 p.m. Only the top three teams from each pool advance to the championship bracket and Colorado only needs one more win to secure a berth in the bracket.

The Buffs are looking for their second ever national championship as their only title victory came in 2004.

On Wednesday, four Colorado men's ultimate team members earned awards as senior Matt Zemel was named to the All-South Central Region first team while seniors Jack McShane and Hylke Snieder and sophomore Jimmy Mickle earned second team honors in the region. Two CU women's ultimate team members also picked up awards as seniors Shannon Waugh and Katie Anarde were both named to the region's first team.

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