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PHL Ultimate Frisbee contingent shine in World Championships

July 9, 2012 9:46pm
The Philippine Ultimate Frisbee team on Monday continued their impressive showing, posting dominant wins against The Netherlands and Hong Kong at the World Flying Disc Federation 2012 World Ultimate & Guts Championships in Sakai, Japan.
 
The mixed team started with a loss to the United Stated Sunday, 17-9, but quickly recovered with two straight wins against Hong Kong (17-7) and The Netherlands (17-7) for a 2-1 slate.
 
In the men's division, the Philippines opened its campaign with a win against Mexico (17-12), before dropping the next two against Finland (17-4) and Canada (17-5).
 
The mixed team is scheduled to play Japan and South Africa on Tuesday, before they go up against Russia and France on Wednesday. The men's team has one more assignment on Tuesday against Colombia, before the tournament wraps up its round robin stage.
 
Some members of the Philippine team have also been included in the scoreboard leaders for assists and goals. Carlos Marin, Jamael Pangandaman, and Kristian Guerrero are some of the top players in the mixed division, while Jeffrey Rodriguez, Jasper Manlapaz, and Nelson Canedo are recognized in the men's category. — RAF/VS, GMA News
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