PHX Heads to the US Open

This week we pack up the cars and hit the road to West Chester, OH! There we will face off against some of the nation’s top reigning women’s teams in USA Ultimate’s annual US Open tournament.

We start the tourney with a Thursday morning game against San Francisco Nightlock, who has continued to gain ground against some of the long-standing top ranked teams each of the past 3 years. We then play a 1:30pm live-streamed* game against Southeast Regional champion, Atlanta Ozone, followed by a match-up against San Francisco Fury, one of the country’s most-storied programs of the past decade. All three teams finished in the Pro-Flight in 2014, and we couldn’t be more excited to test our skills and chemistry against them.

Coming off a home tournament win at Cackalacky Challenge a few weeks back, we are feeling confident and excited for the season! In preparation for the Open, we have been brushing up on our primary colors and studying passages from Animal Farm during team huddles. Watch out for Red Pigs!!  We showcased our VC Whites at Cackalacky and will be proud to sport our new VC Darks this week!

In addition to the friz tournament, Cassie Swafford hopes to get as many steps in as possible this weekend to maintain a stronghold at the top of the team Phitbit challenge.  Ladies & Gentlemen, place your bets – under / over 40,000 steps?

*For full information on broadcast games at the US Open look here: http://www.usaultimate.org/news/usa-ultimate-announces-17-game-broadcast-schedule-for-us-open/

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