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Houlton Ultimate Summer League returns

HOULTON, Maine — The Houlton Ultimate Summer League (HUSL), now in its seventh season, has reached the midway point for the 2019 edition of the league.

The 2019 ultimate disc league began June 24 when Life by Design took on Carmichael Masonry. This game was tightly contested throughout, but Carmichael Masonry won the game 9-7 due to the soft cap time rules.

The second game featured WHOU versus Dr. Karl P. Woods Dentistry. WHOU took an early lead that they held until the end, winning with a score of 11-8.

Week two began with Dr. Karl P. Woods Dentistry against Life by Design. This game took a little while for one of the teams to score, but after the first goal, Dr. Woods Dentistry kept the momentum going taking a 6-0 lead into halftime. Life by Design came out of half-time and scored the first two points, but Karl P. Woods scored the next 5 points to win the game 11-2.

In the second game, Carmichael Masonry and WHOU played a back and forth game that ended 11-10 in favor of Carmichael Masonry propelling them to first place in the standings.

In week 3, WHOU took on Life by Design. Life by Design controlled the game most of the way earning them their first win of the season with a score of 11-8 which also bumped them into third place in the rankings.

The second game of the evening featured Carmichael Masonry and Dr. Karl P. Woods Dentistry. The first half went back and forth until Carmichael Masonry took their 6-5 lead into the half. Karl P. Woods came out of the half and commanded a 10-7 lead. Carmichael Masonry mounted a late comeback effort, but fell just short as Karl P. Woods won, 11-10, and took over first place of the week 3 standings.

Week four had two tightly-contested games with Carmichael Masonry taking on Life By Design. Masonry scored first and maintained the lead throughout a majority of the first half. Masonry took the first half 6-4. To start the second half, LBD scored twice, but after a few personnel changes and the impending soft cap timing rule nearing the end of the game Masonry was able to sneak out a couple of quick scores and seal the win, 8-6.

The second game had WHOU playing host to Dr. Karl P. Woods Dentistry, the game went back and forth with several lead changes, but ultimately WHOU prevailed with a consistent offense each trip to the endzone. Turnovers hurt the Karl P. Woods team as they ended with a score of 11-9 in favor of WHOU.

The standings after four weeks of HUSL are as follows: 1, Carmichael Masonry, 3-1; 2, WHOU 100.1FM, 2-2; 3, Dr. Karl P. Woods, DMD 2-2; and 4, Life by Design: 1-3.

The 2019 season will run until the postseason tournament on Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Bob Ruth Field of Houlton’s Community Park.

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