The Huddle: This point is a crazy way to end the game and the tournament. What was running through your mind on this one?
Andrew Fleming: A tough part about being a defender is often having to watch nervously while the offense rolls out to finish off a close game. As a D-line, we had our chance at 14-11, and now I am very aware that a break here puts us in the unhappy position of needing to score upwind or fall behind. Still, I have quite a bit of faith in the guys out on the field. The dropped pull is a shocker. The layout block in the endzone is miraculous. The disc floats above a crowd of seven Sockeye and just two Bravo players, yet after seeing Bravo pick up tipped discs time and time again I fully expect it to come down in red hands.
After the turn, all I want is a first-throw huck to get the disc off our line. The offense keeps a cooler head, though, and works it down the field smoothly. Another turnover, but at least it's in the right endzone this time. A few seconds of yelling at the D and suddenly it's over. A wild final point. And a little more reason to work harder so the O doesn't have to finish another one like this.
Mike Whitaker: JV is open for Chicken's throw but it isn't out in front enough to compensate for the wind. May have been a bit rushed and not the best choice under the circumstances. An interesting thought experiment for young players is: "What throws would I not make at 14-13 with a chance to tie that I might try earlier in the game?" Then at practice, put yourself into that mental state during scrimmages and make your choices accordingly. All in all, this was a pretty devastating way to lose the game with such a great chance to tie and take all the momentum.