The Harrier Chasers were laying in wait to capture the Quaffle, beginning a pattern of passes as the Germans cheered their Beater’s first triumph of the game.
As the crowd continued their chorus, Freida Klinsmann (a change from the British name of Serene Jackson)
zoomed down the pitch with the Quaffle under her arm. (She already caught the Quaffle in the previous paragraph when Urbane dropped it.)
She passed the Quaffle off with an expert flick of the wrist as they'd practiced and drilled so many times, flying in a tight formation. They couldn't escape the opposing Chasers for long, however. They began closing in along midfield. (These are professional players, we've got to keep a professional edge for them all while they're still fresh and barely a few minutes into the game, right?)
The Harpies had an advantage: they were quick and agile, their movements were smooth and rhythmic, arguably some of the best Chasers in the league. In no time they forced the Harriers to change course. The Quaffle was quickly tossed back to Klinsmann, who held strong. With a tight grip on the Quaffle she dipped low, avoiding a Bludger, and went straight toward the goal hoop. The only thing between her and that goal was Morgan.