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Spiders look to ground Aviators in Saturday's semifinal at Foothill


Alex Ho/Special to the Town Crier
San Jose Spiders player Evan Brydon snares the Frisbee in a recent home match at Foothill College.

The American Ultimate Disc League’s San Jose Spiders, who play their home games at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, are scheduled to host the Los Angeles Aviators 7 p.m. Saturday in the Western Conference semifinals.

Owner and general manager Andrew Zill described his Spiders (8-6) and the visiting Aviators (9-5) as “very even teams.” The last time these semipro ultimate Frisbee teams met, host Los Angeles eked out a 24-23 win on a last-second goal in overtime July 22.

The Spiders, who have played their home games at Foothill since joining the AUDL in 2014, have yet to lose a playoff game (6-0) and won league titles in 2014 and 2015. This year, however, “the Spiders will be facing tougher competition than any other year they’ve competed,” Zill said.

If the Spiders get past the Aviators, they will face the top-seeded San Francisco Flamethrowers (10-4) in the conference final, set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Laney College in Oakland. The rivals split their four regular-season matches this year.

Tickets to Saturday night’s semifinal game are $10 for adults, $6 for students and free for ages 8 and under.

For advance tickets and more information, visit sjspiders.com.

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