Ultimate Showdown: Seton Hall Defeats Columbia High School to Win Cup
Annual Ultimate Frisbee game goes down to the wire.
The third annual Community Cup had a new winner on Saturday night at Waterlands Park, as Seton Hall upset Columbia High School 16-14. Columbia High School entered the game having won the two previous games.
“Even in competition, Maplewood, South Orange and Seton Hall somehow find a way to work together,” said South Orange Village President Alex Torpey. “As much as I support Seton Hall University in pretty much everything they do, I have to say that today, I am supporting my alma-mater Columbia High School.”
Unfortunately for Torpey, his hopes were crushed as Seton Hall led 7-5 at halftime and stayed either tied or ahead throughout the second half. Columbia High School came back to tie the game at 14 before two straight scores by the Pirates to win.
“What a great way to spend a Saturday early evening,” exclaimed Village Trustee Deborah Davis Ford. “I’m happy to be here where history was made many years ago with the creation of Ultimate Frisbee and seeing it grow to a national sport has been exciting.”
Organized by the South Orange/Seton Hall Partnership, the event was a rescheduled game from Seton Hall’s University Weekend. The Pirates won a Frisbee autographed by famed movie producer Joel Silver, also a co-creator of the sport. Afterwards, both teams celebrated the day in a show of comradery.