I hadn't been to an AUDL game since their opening season two years ago. It would good to see that they still put on a good show, playing on good fields with solid facilities. The game was well played and officiated, although there was a fair amount of away from the disc contact. This is an issue that professional ultimate is dealing with in both the AUDL and MLU camps.
23 goals is a relatively low total for professional ultimate. I enjoyed the game being played at the lower score - each goal and turnover definitely meant more then they have in higher scoring games. The day was pretty windy at points, making goals scored upwind all the more precious and the difference in the close contest.
The Phoenix trailed by 2-3 goals from the 2nd quarter till the start of the final frame when they fought back to tie the score at 9. At that point the Dragons took over scoring 3 of the last four points.
Steve Leinert working his first game at the helm of the Philadelphia Phoenix
Chris Schulze going after the disc
Schuyler Redding on an in cut
This is a pretty good shot of the Dragons defending their goal. There are five Phoenix in the shot and none of them are open.
Dragons on Offense
Rochester executing an offensive zone pass. I think this one was just completed in front of a diving Phoenix defender.
Local artisan chefs from Waffatopia were on hand with samples of their decadent Waffles. Team Phungo picked up on of the Bacon Syrup variety, it made for a sweet and savory start to our Sunday and paired well with a morning cup of coffee.
Just one quick comment on the AUDL - Hey Dragons, how about getting some bios and headshots on your website.