The women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, the Yetis, reflect back on their first tournament win of the season on April 5 in Miami.
Senior team member Melissa Guziak said the team’s knowledge of the sport and strategies has improved this year, thanks to new coach Kate Taylor. Taylor had previously played at Ohio University.
Before this year, the team was self-coached. Senior Kate Johnson said it can be difficult for players to critique themselves and others while they are players themselves.
“The new coach has a better capacity to analyze and brings a different perspective,” Johnson said.
Junior Abby Bennett said the biggest difference she’s noticed in the team is the change in outlook.
“Now we think about strategy and get our head in the game, while before we were more focused on fun and learning the sport,” Bennett said.
Bennet said the team is going to have to focus on learning and teaching again in the fall, however, after the team’s 9 seniors graduate this year.
The Yetis played four tournaments this year, and there can be anywhere from 7-9 games in each tournament. They hope to make it to the regional tournament next year.