Friday, May 27, 2016

Game Reporting of Oregon Ego versus Case Western Reserve Fighting

In today's first round of USA Ultimate's College Championship, Oregon Ego played Case Western Reserve Fighting Gobies (18) in Pool B of the Men's Division.

Here's how it started:

The Fighting Gobies played well with a 3-point lead into half (8-5), and continued to lead 12-10 at the soft cap. And, then Oregon Ego took over and scored the next and final 4 points to win the game.

The final was that the favored team won by 2 goals. The game could, rightfully yet simply, be reported as Oregon won 14-12 over Case Western Reserve. But excluding the halftime score - or even the score at the soft cap - would miss out on what was an exciting game that some labelled as an "upset alert."

"Oregon win over Case Western Reserve 14-12 (5-8 half)" is a much better report of the game score by providing context of how Ego overcame a halftime deficit and dominated the 2nd half  outscoring Case with 9 goals to 4 goals.

[Scores via @FightingGobies]

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