BUCS Weekly sports round up: Varsity on the horizon

With Varsity under a week away the C4 teams were out to impress with their last games before the big event.


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Varsity looking interesting for Netball first team

The Netball first beat UKC 53-24.

This week netball firsts played UKC and not only won, but smashed them 53-24.

The game was electric from the get go and C4 ended up being 10 ahead by the end of the first quarter.

Abbie Webster said: “The girls have come on so much since September and all look amazing for next weeks Varsity.

“This will definitely be a game you do not want to miss.”

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Varsity dress rehearsal sees Women’s Basketball win

Women’s basketball beat UKC 58-46.

Captain Eftychia Panayiotou said: “Strong offence with even stronger defence, keeping us top of the league and making sure we are ready to beat them at Varsity.”

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Hockey Women’s first team outclass UCL

Women’s Hockey first won 5-3 against UCL.

Laura Buttimer said: “Great result for our first game back after the Christmas break.

“Some things to work on but feeling confident and positive heading into next weeks BUCS game and Varsity.”

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Netball 2s overpower Greenwich 1s

Netball second team played Greenwich first team this week.

They were off to a good start getting a turnover on their first centre pass.

They kept a few goals ahead throughout the whole game but they were catching up in the third quarter and had to step up their game.

Sophie Triggs said: “Our shooters did an amazing job working together as did the defence which really shone in the last quarter.

“We came out with a solid win 2 and are really looking forward to Varsity.

“We had a whole new team this year and we have really gelled, the team work and commitment is amazing and this is what will give us the upper edge over Kent next week.”

Women’s Rugby win in tough tie

C4 Women’s rugby beat Chichester by 22-19.

A tough tough game against the top of the league. Our clinical technique meant that we were doing all the basics fantastically. The result was close until the end but we pulled through and the celebration was so sweet.

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Women’s lacrosse beat UCL 2s 10-6

Noora Virtanen said: “What an amazing game to start 2018. UCL is a tough opponent and made us fight for it but our girls handled the pressure brilliantly.

“Everyone gave their 100% and played well together.

“Just what we needed to prepare us for Varsity next Friday.”

The result puts them in good stead for Varsity

Football fours beat table toppers Tottenham

Men’s football fourth team won 3-0 against top of the league Tottenham first team to move to top of the league.

“Back to winning ways.

“A strong game from everyone saw us get a well deserved 3-0 win to put us back on top of the league.”

Revenge for Women’s football first team

Women’s football first team made the trip to top of the league UEL.

They lost 8-2 to them at home before but absolutely smashed them 5-0.

This has now taken them joint top of the league.

Chloe Woolaway said: “Games like today make being captain the most enjoyable thing ever and I am so proud of every single one of the girls on that field today.

“Outstanding performance and now we go into Varsity ready more than ever.

“Special shoutout to Shannon Martin for playing a full 90 in goal for is.”

The Women’s football second teams game was re-scheduled.

The first team were on fire this week.

Women’s Tennis see off UCL

Women’s tennis 1s beat UCL 3rds 8-4.

Robyn Tansley said: “We felt blissful when we won as a team due to the fact that all the girls put a lot of effort into their games.”

Rugby romp to Essex win

Mens Rugby first team won 36-21 with a bonus point win over Essex.

Ed Ellson said: “The boys looked very sharp.”

An impressive win for the Rugby lads.

Cricket cruse past Margate

Men’s Cricket third team beat Margate second team by three Wickets.

Danny Harrison third team captain said: “Great performance by the team, every player contributed to the win.

“Delighted to get the points which keeps our promotion hopes alive.”

The First team and second team didn’t have a game this week. 

Excellent Equestrian team

Yet again it was a wet and cold competition.

The A team stepped up and put in 100%.

This time we were a lot closer to beating the other teams with improvements the more competitions they do.

This time they grabbed two individual placings beating over half the other riders.

The team finished the day with a very pleased team.

The Equestrian team had a good day.

Men’s Basketball destroy Anglia Ruskin

Men’s Basketball geot a 95-61 win over Anglia Ruskin.

Bignell scored with 24 points, Hawkins 19 and Milz added 18.

Sam Bignell said “Great moments in the game with first years players stepping up to make big plays.

“The team is looking strong preparing for Varsity.”

A great win this week.

Women’s Hockey Twos loss 4-0 to UKC

The Hockey second team fell to a disappointing loss the bitter rivals UKC.

Stacie Killgallon said: “Upsetting result for us just before Varsity.

“However, the game showed a lot of potential things to work on which will make all the difference ready for Varsity.

“To have 24 defensive short corners and only one goal is an absolute superb result, and showcases how strong our defence line is.”

Still all smiles from the Hockey second team.

Rotation affects American Football

The C4 Chargers lost 6-30 to UEA

Captain Francesco Costagliola afterwards said: “It’s a difficult result to comment on, we felt really confident and ready for the game.

“In fact at the end of the first half we were leading 6-3, but due to having a squad half the size of UEA, our lack of rotation affected our stamina and as the game progressed we got tired and we lost couple of player due to injury affecting our performance and throwing the game away.

“We still proud of what we have done on the pitch and as usual we gave everything, we now have to concentrate to do well in Varsity which is two weeks away.”

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Narrow Netball loss for third team

The Netball third team lost 28-35 to Kings College.

Megan Freer said: “It was an unfortunate loss for the thirds, but a good game and everyone played well.

“All the girls worked really hard to bring it back in the last quarter with stand out performances from Imogen Ford and Holly Niven.”

The third team were unfortunate this week.

Men’s Tennis register draw

Men’s Tennis firrts drew against Hertfordshire firsts.

Tom Branch said: “A great effort from everyone.

“Excellent performances from myslef and James in the singles and from Sam in the doubles, promising level of play for Varsity which is just around the corner.”

Unexpected 4G pitch sees Rugby 2’s lose

The Rugby second team lost 24-15.

They played on a 4G pitch which was unexpected but the team played well as it was good set up for Varsity. 

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Sonny Snelling

Sonny is a third year multimedia journalism student and Sports Editor for Unified. He hopes to one day have a career in Sports journalism having written for the Daily Mail, Mail Online and Kent Messenger.

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