The Nashville Nightwatch hosted the Atlanta Hustle in their American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) home opener on Saturday night at Hunter Lane High School in front of over 175 fans. After playing even in the first quarter, 9-9, the Nightwatch had some key turnovers to allow the Hustle to open up an 18-14 lead at halftime which the Nightwatch could never overcome. The Nightwatch fall to 0-2 on the season.
The Nightwatch looked promising in the first quarter with some tight play but was unable to sustain it throughout all four quarters in the loss. The team also looked out-of-synch at times and not the fluid play they had at the end of the 2016 season.
The Nightwatch will host the Jacksonville Cannons next Sunday at noon.
I’m not really a fan of the move to Hunter Lane High School in North Nashville. The field is awful and the home side must deal with looking directly into the sun until the sun sets. We ended up moving over to the shade on the visitors side. It also seems a lot further away from downtown. Last years’ Overton High School location was better but still too close to the interstate. Let’s just say that I am glad I didn’t get season tickets.
Also, I was totally not a fan of the announcer and the music. The music was almost unbearable and a terrible selection to play. The Mario Brothers and Simpsons sound effects are totally outdated and would do better to calm it down. Honestly, I almost left before the game even started because of the annoying loudness of the music.
My observation after the first home game is that much improvement is needed on and off the field.