March 23, 2013 by Charlie Eisenhood in Recap with 1 comments
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WILMINGTON — #10 Central Florida is on a roll. After the Dogs of War upset #2 seed Carleton in round one, they would head into another tough game against #5 Tufts. UCF’s defense was very able to capitalize on turnovers, efficiently scoring to roll to a 15-9 victory.
Tufts is just not playing as well as they did in Stanford. They forced throws, threw into a lot of poaches, and couldn’t put effective pressure on the UCF offense. Their only break came after a UCF player dropped the pull coming out of halftime.
With the two wins, UCF is in a great position to win the pool. They will have to face a tough Ohio team in the final round of the day.
#15 Ohio fell way behind #2 Carleton in the first half of their second round matchup, with execution mistakes and smooth Carleton offense leading Cut to a four point lead. But Carleton started turning the disc over in the second half, and with Mitch Cihon and Connor Haley playing defense, Ohio started to claw back in the game. They would tie the game at 11, and then take a one point lead after Jesse Bolton threw away a sure score for Simon Montague.
But Carleton would break to grab the lead back and take the game 15-13, thanks to some big defensive plays from Nick Stuart.
#3 Wisconsin overpowered #16 Stanford on both sides of the disc to cruise to a 15-9 win.
An interesting note: Stanford’s Bryan Cheng played throughout the game with a broken wrist, his cast sheathed in bubble wrap. He played with his off hand and was used mostly for his effective handler defense.
#6 North Carolina rolled past #22 Dartmouth 15-8 in what was simply a mismatch. Dartmouth didn’t bring the same efficient offense that they had in their win Friday night against Carleton; UNC’s zone was effective.
North Carolina, despite missing the bracket at Stanford, still has just two losses on the season. Their game today against Wisconsin will be their biggest test of the season.
At the stadium, #4 Pittsburgh took down #11 Colorado 15-12 and UNC-Wilmington eked out a universe point win, 14-13, over Florida State.