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Men's Ultimate hosts 10-team Blue Ridge Open this weekend

November 28, 2017  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Liberty freshman Samuel Peterson throws the disc in a tournament played Oct. 14-15 at North Carolina State. (Submitted photo) test test test test
Liberty freshman Samuel Peterson throws the disc in a tournament played Oct. 14-15 at North Carolina State. (Submitted photo)

Liberty University's men's Ultimate team will host the Blue Ridge Open, its final tournament of the Fall semester, this Saturday and Sunday at the Liberty Mountain Intramural Complex fields.

Besides Old Man Ultimate, a Liberty alumni squad, the favorite in the 10-team tournament is James Madison University, which finished last season in the top 40 in the USA Ultimate Division I national rankings. The Flames will be on more even playing fields with Navy, Elon, High Point, Old Dominion, Ohio, and Ohio State's B team, as well as Big Lick Ultimate Discs (BLUD), a club team from Roanoke.

"JMU finished ranked about 35th last year and the other collegiate teams were all within a few points of each other, ranked between 100th and 140th," Liberty Head Coach Brendan Phillips said. "It should be a good test to see where we stand against teams that were similarly ranked last year."

Competition in two five-team pools on Saturday will establish seeds for playoffs on Sunday, when finals for first, third, fifth, and seventh place are scheduled for 2:20 p.m. on the four intramural fields, with a ninth-place game held on the Liberty Lacrosse Field.

On Nov. 11, the Flames hosted the the Hill City Hatter, attracting 140 players from around Lynchburg — including members of Liberty's women's Ultimate team — and as far away as Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Roanoke who were randomly drawn to form eight co-ed teams.

The tournament raised approximately $1,000 for Liberty's men's team, which will cover the cost of most of its tournament entry fees for the Spring semester.

Men's Ultimate Links
Schedule
Results
Oct 26, 9:00 AM - Lynchburg, VA
vs.
Men's Ultimate
Men's and Women's Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS
Men's Ultimate
vs. Men's and Women's Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament
Oct 26, 9:00 AM - Lynchburg, VA

Men's Ultimate
vs. Alumni Game
Oct 27, 9:00 AM - Lynchburg, VA

Men's Ultimate
vs. Virginia D-1 College Men's Conference Championship
Apr 11, 7:30 AM - Lynchburg, VA

Men's Ultimate
vs. Virginia D-1 College Men's Conference Championship
Apr 12, 7:30 AM - Lynchburg, VA

Full Schedule

Mar 31
Men's Ultimate
at Atlantic Coast Open
Tied for 9th

Mar 30
Men's Ultimate
at Atlantic Coast Open
Tied for 9th

Feb 24
Men's Ultimate
at Oak Creek Challenge
1st Team Finish

Feb 23
Men's Ultimate
at Oak Creek Challenge
1st Team Finish

Feb 3
Men's Ultimate
at Mid Atlantic Warm-Up
17th Team Finish

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