Women’s Ultimate Frisbee
Esteban Bachelet, staff writer
The Kenyon women’s Ultimate frisbee team — nicknamed Ransom — fell just short of earning a Nationals bid at their regional tournament this weekend. They finished third, after a 15-8 loss to the College of Wooster, but only the top two teams advanced.
Nevertheless, Ransom made important strides this season. Among other feats, the team featured the biggest roster in its history.
At Regionals, Ransom left it all out on the field. “I think the girls really stepped up for Regionals,” Sarah Miller ’15 said. “Our offense was the best that I’ve ever seen it played, and people really demonstrated their courage [by] diving into the end zones and not being afraid to get dirty.”
The team embodied a new persona of toughness this season, a trait which trickled down from the senior leadership in the team. Ransom will be graduating a strong class of seniors, including Co-Captain Emma Peaslee ’14, who led the team and led Ransom’s offensive approach.
“We will definitely miss [the seniors’] enthusiasm and leadership, but we only hope to make them proud and come on strong next year,” Miller said.
Men’s Ultimate Frisbee
Esteban Bachelet, staff writer
Down by four with 10 minutes to go at Regionals in Bethlehem, Pa., Kenyon men’s Ultimate frisbee (SERF) faced a possible season-ending loss. However, late-game mistakes by opponent Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) allowed SERF to rally. Corey Barber-Bockelman ’14 tossed the disc to Co-Captain Max Dugan ’14 for the winning goal.
“Everybody was literally crying, and so happy,” Dugan said. “The main thing I felt was relief, because we hadn’t lost to them, and extreme happiness that we had pulled it together.” The win sends SERF to Division III Nationals on May 17 and 18 in Westerville, Ohio.
“This is the final act I’ll have as a member of SERF that’s going to be really competitive and serious,” Dugan said. “To be able to win with the team that I love … as a group, in a really hard-fought game, that’s just momentous and wonderful and such a gift.”
For personnel reacons, the SERF will not place as much importance on Nationals. Graduation conflicts with the tournament and seniors comprise most of the team’s starters.
“We’re going to try to win games [and] we’re going to try to do as well as we can, but we have no outcome goals whatsoever,” Dugan said.
John Bray, staff writer
Heading into the first of two weekends of the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships, Golf Head Coach Grant Wallace stressed consistency to his players, and they responded. The Lords shot 320 and 318 on the weekend for an overall score of 638. Their efforts were good enough for sixth place, three strokes behind DePauw University and five behind Denison University.
The Championships will end this weekend in Crawfordsville, Ind., where both weekends’ worth of scores will be combined to determine the champion.
“[There is] a lot of room for improvement, but we’re in the mix, a couple of shots here and there, puts us in there,” Wallace said.
Alex Blickle ’15 and Jake Fait ’16 headlined the Lords’ scorecards, shooting 157 and 160. Jordan Harlacher ’16, Zander Nethercutt ’16 and Mason McCool ’17 were not far behind, with scores of 161, 162 and 163.
Wallace typically recommends confidence to his players, and he lacked none when discussing the team. “Our guys are ready,” he said. “We can make up the difference and finish top five.”