Ultimate team competes in regional tournament

Mark Campbell

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Full disclosure: Mark Campbell is a reporter for Campus Watch and captain of the Ultimate team.

The Cavalry Ultimate team competed in the Division-III Regional tournament on March 25-26 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

MSU lost its first three games to Truman State, John Brown University  and Missouri University of Science and Technology before being eliminated from the tournament by a loss to Colorado School of Mines. However, MSU lost to Truman State, who eventually took second advancing the national tournament, by only two points.

Since MSU has an enrollment of fewer than 7,000 undergraduate students, the Ultimate team is classified as a Division-III team, according to USAUltimate, the governing body of the sport.

Other schools competing in the tournament were John Brown, Rice, Truman State, Missouri S&T, Tulsa, Colorado School of Mines and Harding.

The team only had 12 of its 16 members, so fatigue was a factor in the games.

The Cavalry have never had a season with more than four wins, but this year the players won 10 and advanced further than they’ve gone in the team’s history.

John Brown won the tournament and is headed to Rockford, Illinois, on May 16 alongside Truman State to compete at Nationals.