Day 1||First game was against New Trier. They're a strong, but shallow team. At this game, they only had 6 people to begin with, and later had to go down to 5. Between the captains, it was decided that we'd just play against them 6v6 and later, 5v5. The team dynamics are different for smaller games, and our team just couldn't hold it together. End Score: 8-13.|
||Game 2 was vs. Wheaton South White (C Team). They showed up with only 6 players, but we decided to play 6v6. We brought 12 people for this game, 6 seniors and 6 underclassmen. The underclassmen were put in and no substitutes were made. They did well against this team, burning Wheaton out 7-0 mercy rule. Good job guys!||Ari, Cornejo, Schmidty, Tucker, Julie, Craig.
(T.Tao, Downey, Forman, Jedes, Butters, Pips... but we didn't do aything.)
|Day 3||Revenge. Last year, St. Benedicts beat us 11-13. Our rookie year, we were inexperienced and not skilled enough to take them. This year, hard training paid off as we flew across the field with strong D's and good disc movement. We took St. Benedicts down, 13-5.|
|Day 4||Although scheduled to play against Loyola, we got switched onto playing against Lincoln Park. This year, they're a rookie team just like we were last year. They played strong with good spirit and a lot of heart, but we responded with even more power as well as some real tactics. The wind was gusting up to around 20 mph, and we played a Cup Formation Defense. This helped us slaughter their upwind play. And since we were making all downwind points (almost), and also pulling out some upwind points, we won 14-9.||Hallo, Jedes, R.G., Downey, Schmidty, Forman, Tucker, Craig, Schiber, Hawker, Ari, Butters, T.Tao|
|Day 5||The weather: rain + wind on and off. The opponents: Loyola. The second-half defense formation: cup. The end result. Win 15-5 Pwnage.. Is there anything else I need to say?||Forman, Butters, Downey, Schmidty, D.Duong, Julie, Ari, Cornejo, Jedes, Schiber, Pips, Hawker, T.Tao|
|Day 6||Well, ladies and gentlemen, the weather was "gorges." With several potholes on the field (one which caught and twisted Downey's ankle during warmup, what crappy-ness) and tall grass, it was an interesting game. The wind picked up in random gusts, but wasn't a major factor. Our team took it from the start and held it strong. Although the ride was a little bumpy at first, hardcore effort and force of will got us into a strong flow. Second half, we came down with a cup, and although the opponents played against it with the right strategy, they never broke our cup. End score: Win 15-5.|
|Day 7||Prom Game. Vs. Evanston. They didn't have prom that weekend. Need I say more? Most of our seniors were missing in action. The ones that made it were: T.Tao, Downey, Butters, 4man. Someone tell the webmaster if you should have been included in that list of Ultimate > Prom people. Basically, we got hammered. They held possession more often, had less turnover, and were able to capitalize on our mistakes. End Score: 4-13|
|Final Tournament||Round 1 - Bye|
Round 2 - We played against St. Ignatius. At first, we used all underclassmen. They did alright, but at 3-2 our lead, we decided to phase in some upperclassmen. By the second half, which started at 7-4, it was all seniors. Then, we started putting underclassmen back in. Utilizing a bit of cup and lots of strong playing from particular players (I'd like to mention Ari, Schiber, Butters, and Downey), we were able to keep them there and finish off 13-4.
Round 3 - Well, let's start at the beginning: Terry Tao and Forman went to take a quick dump and piss, respectively. Forman returned to find it at 0-4 Evanston. T.Tao returned to find it at 0-5 Evanston.
From here, IMSA fought strong and pulled out a 3-0 run, putting us at 5-3. We traded points back and forth with Evanston, both teams straining to pull ahead of the other. Two points with our team's defensive cup worked pretty well, both resulting in scores. Evanston tried to cup our handle, but he blasted the stallpoint-weakpoint hole to an open teammate who slipped by their mids for easy yardarge. Their cup was immediately dropped. However, our cup tired slightly, and a decision was made to return to man on man. IMSA finally snuck up on Evanston, putting the score at 8-9 in this intense game. But something gave way, and this turned out to be the end of TiTan Fusion's road. A well played game from everyone on both teams, it ended at 8-13. Looks like we gave them a five point headstart and played evenly after that (^_^) to man on man guarding.
End Result: On our side of the ladder for semifinalsts: Evanston and us. The other side: New Trier and Wheaton Black (B). New Trier ended up taking 1st, Evanston 2nd. Earlier in the tournament, we had played and beaten that particular Wheaton Team 15-5. Therefore, although there was no 3rd/4th place game, I think it would be safe to proclaim our status as 3rd in the CUJO League this Spring of 2006.
Good job everyone, TiTan Fusion is proud.