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Fission

Eugene’s second women’s Ultimate Frisbee team set to take off

With the success of the UO women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, Fugue, which won the President’s Day Invitational this past weekend in California, it’s no wonder the sport is enjoying such popularity in Eugene. So infectious is the calling to play that now another women’s team is forming.

“With the size and prestige of Fugue, it’s weird there hasn’t been a B team. And this year is the first year the interest, numbers and organization can really make that possible,” says Erin Maloney, coach of Fission, UO’s up-and-coming second women’s Ultimate Frisbee team.

Maloney is an eight-year veteran of Ultimate Frisbee. She played with local club team Further and has competed in national tournaments. “This is a unique sport with emphasis in teamwork and sportsmanship. We get girls who are interested every time we are out practicing.”

With help from Fugue’s captain, Christina “Shoes” Shueler, Maloney has put together a base of enthusiastic women who are die-hard Frisbee fanatics. Some are players who didn’t make the cut for Fugue; others are dedicated students looking for an exciting four-season sport; some are young women who walked by, saw a pick-up game and fell in love with it. 

“We have some very motivated individuals and a very new team,” says Maloney. 

Fission practices are held at the UO turf fields on a rotating schedule. Though still in the early stages, Maloney says the team will look to compete in a March 17-18 tournament at Pacific Lutheran.

For more information on Fission, send an email to Maloney.erinm@gmail.com