The joint team between Force Elektro and R’damnit went to the fields of Rijswijk last Sunday 15-09-13 to take on the third division. Our first match of the day was against Meer Ultimate Graag (MUG) from Haarlem. Sure, MUG has not been a club that long, but all their players were looking feisty and intimidating during their warm up, so we prepared ourselves for a fight. Our team had a good connection from the start of the match and took an early lead. Terrified that MUG would channel their inner champion at any minute we fought on. Our wariness proved founded after a three point run by MUG. Luckily we were able to shut them down once more and took victory with an impressive 15-5 victory.
Our second match was against the organizing team of Ultimus Prime. Given the friendly rivalry between FE and UP, we were once again ready for a serious match from point 1. UP was missing some of their strong players but still put on one hell of a fight. At half time many of us were genuinely surprised to see that we had an 0-8 lead… that couldn’t be right. Trying to rest our poor 5 guys (we had to play each match with only 3 women on the line), we set up both a confining zone and a trap zone on alternating points. Although the confining zone had some success, our trap zone was a small disaster given the lack of wind and our lack of practice at that particular zone. Despite the toll on our energy (at least for the women) the zone took, we still managed to maintain our lead and took the win at 15-3.
We prepared for our match against UTKA by watching the exciting (and lengthy) end of the MUG-UTKA match. UTKA took that match 14-13 on universe point and had us quaking in our football boots with their speed and fighting spirit. We therefore entered our match against UTKA somewhat nervous but full of focus wanting to deny them everything from the get and go and to maybe exploit the fact that they were tired… surely they must have been tired after their match against MUG. There was luck on both sides with some awesome garbage scores and catches by UTKA but we got a few close calls in there as well. Our extra energy and focus proved decisive and we managed to secure another victory with 15-6. With three victories under our invisible belts we secured a promotion back up to the second division. Lets hope we fare better up there this time around.