Archive for April 2011

Kansas State vs. Wash U

April 24, 2011

Kansas State’s Chris Youderian pulls the disc out of traffic for a score against Wash U in the Conference Championship First Place match.


Kansas vs. Wash U

April 23, 2011

Wash U gets a Callahan against Kansas to close the half during Saturday pool play at the Conference Championships.

Kansas State vs. St. Louis

April 22, 2011

K-State’s Camo gets a crazy catch to keep the play alive.

Oklahoma vs. Missouri

April 21, 2011

Missouri gets a D against Oklahoma during Conference Championship pool play.

Oklahoma vs. St. Louis

April 20, 2011

Oklahoma gets a great-looking D against SLU during Conference pool play.

Missouri St. vs. UCA

April 18, 2011

Missouri State celebrates an early touchdown against University of Central Arkansas at the Ozark Conference Championships.

Kansas State Prevails in Rematch Against Oklahoma; Takes Second

April 18, 2011

In a grudge rematch from Saturday’s pool play, the Kansas State Huckstables defeated the Oklahoma Apes of Wrath 10-9 to secure second place at the Ozark Conference Tournament.

The Huckstables scored the first point with the wind, and then after a throwaway by Oklahoma, worked the disc up slowly against the wind to make it 2-0. The Apes tried several times to get the windward point, but Oklahoma’s Mike Rice dropped the disc on three consecutive drives and Kansas State finally converted on the downwind to make it 3-0.

The Apes scored easily on their next downwind try and surprised the Huckstables by backing that with an upwind point of their own. It looked like Oklahoma would tie the game coming downwind, but K-State used a timeout and punched the disc across the goal line to a laying out Danny Kurz to bring the lead back to 4-2. The Huckstables scored the next point as well, 5-2.

The Apes looked to be on the ropes, but  were able to rally with some solid play by Nathan Crain and Mike Rice to go on a 3-0 run. The game was tied at five all. At that point the wind picked up even more and the two teams traded downwind points to half.

After half time was over both teams were able to make fewer turnovers than in the first half, but neither team could manage an upwind point and the Huckstables won on hardcap. Both teams had 33 turnovers in the game.

“We have the caliber of team to beat Kansas State,” explained Oklahoma’s Nathan Crain after the game. “But we really didn’t put it together offensively.”

The Kansas State crew was more upbeat but still a little down from their loss to Washington in the previous round.

“We really wanted to win, but second place is still good,” said Kansas State captain Kyle Welch. “Hopefully, we can make magic happen at regionals.”

Despite the loss, Oklahoma also advances to South Central Regionals, along with Washington University, who won the Ozark Conference Championship earlier in the day, Kansas State, and Kansas, who avenged their loss to Missouri State on Saturday by beating them 13-2 on Sunday.