Monday, July 29, 2013

Australia Shows their Mettle

Crafty Crocs take down Canada 13-10 in a match that started as a blowout with Australia up 8-2 before five straight scores from Canada made it close. But Rogacki makes two consecutive long-range bombs to Sarah Wentworth for goals and the decision as Australia wins 13-10.

You have to like the Aussies in the gold medal match at this point, having already defeated the Japanese and now Canada. They have Great Britain and Colombia left on the schedule.

The win also gives Colombia some hope for a medal-round appearance. If they can knock of Canada later today that would be huge for them. Either way they have two opportunities left, versus Australia and Canada.

Next round starts at 4:10 with a revitalized Japan vs USA.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Chaos Reigns in Colombia!

The technical side of live-streaming in Colombia is a total mess with a bunch of different channels and different things happening. Errr, not happening. Up, down, up, down, Spanish, English -- but I WISH you could see the camera work here and what the TV feed really looks like! It's amazing. Best I've ever seen. 9 cameras. 10 microphones on the field. These guys do huge Futbol matches and they are excellent. The highest production value I have ever seen for ultimate.

They push in to the time-out huddles and we can hear them and they get all of the action right, every time and the replays are spot on. If we get this on demand on the future you have to watch. Simply perfect. This is the future of ultimate.

... when it's actually able to be streamed, of course. At least the local Colombians can watch the games on their TVs at home.

Well that was a crazy game. Colombia goes up a few breaks early. GB storms back, takes half, stretches to a 10-8 advantage late before Colombia scores the next 5 straight. Mosquera catches 7 goals and Cartagena throws 6 assists. Amazing performance in front of a massive home crowd.

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USA takes the game with a strong second half with far fewer errors and miscommunication turns. It's basically one turn by Australia and the point will end in USA's favor. They cruise to a 13-8 win after a 7-6 halftime lead. Beau and Snyder and Stubbs key players for USA in their run. Next game is at 4:10pm GB versus Colombia, followed by Japan-Australia and heavyweight USA-Canada.

Aus with disc to take half. Rogacki from half-field tries to forehand crank one to Wentworth but it goes too far too fast. Stubbs picks up the turnover and jacks it to Beau to advance and Beau finds Mac Taylor who zips an IO in to Cree Howard for the break, score and half, 7-6 USA

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Deep look from Australia goes too far. Ashlin Joye picks up the turnover and works it around to Mac Taylor who puts up an easy deep shot to Beau Kittredge for his second score in 2 points. Aussies finally get in board after sloppy point and finally get it to Rogacki, 2-1.

Boom goes the Beau -- deep shot off the second throw and Beau goes high over 6'5" Rogacki for the score, 1-0 USA over Australia.

Thoughts of Canada-GB game so far is of a total mental and physical switch by Canada in second half that has been hugely successful as what started off slow, ugly, no rhythm anywhere in first half and some huge plays from GB has now resulted in an 8-1 run by Canada with crafty D and precise O.

All the big plays go Canada's way in second half as they pull away easily for the win 13-9. Next up is USA-Australia, should be another great game even if it may not match the electric opening Japan double-game point win over Colombia, 13-12.

Yearwood pretty find on backhand side to Cam Harris finding space across the field and deep and Canada now in comfort zone. GB offense still has not been able to establish any sort of regular play and again turn it over, this time floating a backhand. Canada having fun out there now with the second half-rout. West Coasters on the same line, Menzies places a perfect backhand deep to Furious George teammate. 11-8 now for Canada.

GB's offense completely out of rhythm as Matt Parslow overthrows Gale on a simple swing pass. Canada collects and finally Yearwood sneaks one past a tough D to danielle Fortin for yet another break and now a second half lead of two at 9-7. Grittiness and confidence showing through on Canada side. Finally GB hangs one a bit to Foord in the endzone over Cam Harris for another goal in GB's most effective offense: huck it deep to Foord or Rich Harris. 9-8 is the score, advantage Canada.