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Varsity Frisbee team takes 2 of 3; JV experiences growing pains

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BY KONADU AMOAKUH AND GRACIE WHITE

Emerging with a winning record of 2-1 in this weekend’s round robin at Heritage High School, the varsity  ultimate Frisbee team fared a little better than the JV ultimate team who went 0-4 at Python Park. The team’s records will count toward the seeding in state for both teams, said Susie Mercer, the co-coach for the team.

“We worked cohesively, and we had really good disc movement,” varsity player Patrick Wise said.

The varsity split its games against major rivals, beating Lakeside but losing to Collins Hill.

Wise attributed the loss to Collins Hill to mental breakdowns the team experienced throughout the game.

The weekend round robins marked the first time the Grady ultimate team split into varsity and JV squads. Although the JV team didn’t taste victory, Mercer feels they have shown much improvement.

“You could literally see them getting better,” Mercer said. “They improved their flow and timing. They played zone for the first time and picked that up a little.”

Mercer admits the JV team could work on its mental game and its instincts on the field, but she still recognizes that the team members are talented athletes.

“Considering it was their first game, I think they played phenomenally well,” Mercer said.

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