Diagnosing day two in the mixed division.
October 21, 2023 by Alex Rubin in Recap with 0 comments
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The mixed division is no stranger to seeing double digit seeds make the semifinals or a preseason favorite get eliminated on an unstreamed field. Rather than throw in a 🤷♂️ and chalk up unexpected results to chaos, let’s take a look at what went right for the teams left standing and what went wrong for the teams who have been eliminated.
What Went Right
Hybrid’s Multidimensional Offense
Ann Arbor Hybrid certainly digs the long ball more than most teams, but against Slow they were forced to play a more patient game. Laura Gerencser and Theo Shapinsky stayed active around the disc and waited until the right windows opened up to move the disc downfield. Don’t be mistaken, Hybrid still prefers to huck it. Mark Whitton can get his hucks off against any kind of mark and James Hill is a genuine terror downfield. But there’s more to the Hybrid offense than just looking long as soon as possible. With Kat McGuire becoming a legitimate two-way threat, there is no easy way to stop Hybrid.
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