Wednesday saw the return of BUCS fixtures and there was some good results for team Christ Church.
Men’s Lacrosse smashed UKC 22-0.
Captain Harvey Veasy said: “Giorgio Michael, won man of the match as he scored 12 of the 22 goals. He lead from the front of the game, scoring outside and inside crease shots, incredible performance.
Both the first and second team had two games on Sunday and both came up against UKC.
The second team, lost their game against UKC by five wickets. But some positives to be taken from the game, as fresh James Fitzgerald performed well in his first game for Christ Church
The next game saw the first and second team face off against each other.
The First team came out on top winning by five wickets, with first team captain Jack Wheeler reaching the 25 retirement score.
Fresh from their victory, the first team played UKC and won by four wickets. Jack Wheeler, again reached the retirement score and was rightly awarded the player of the week award.
Men’s Basketball, also played Kent and won 85-44.
Captain, Will Evans, was on the sideline due to injury but was still there to support the team. He said this: “The game started off well, we put Kent under loads of pressure on the defensive side of the ball and forced them into making loads of mistakes, turning their mistaking into making points for us.
“With Chez, Tomi and Jamal scoring a lot of the points, this kept us up until the 3rd quarter where some of our mistakes let Kent come back to within 14 points. But, after a timeout CCCU quickly got reorganised and got the lead back up to 40 finishing very strong.
“The MVP was Jamal Simpson.”
The second team smashed LSE 2’s 11-0
It was good to see so many freshers get involved and some even playing their first game of hockey.
Jack Bage, gave a run down on how the game played out: “A superb start to the season for Christ Church’s Second Men’s Hockey team, with a whitewash 11-0 win against London School of Economics’ third team.
Captain Dom Annand said: “Captains player of the match is Patrick Delgado, for his first ever hockey game and scoring five goals.
“He started playing hockey for the first time two weeks ago and progressed during training to deserve himself a spot on the team and done us justice for it.”
The first team were also at home to Surrey, where they unfortunately lost 4-3.
Captain’s player was Thierry Preston, for being a great screen midfielder.
It was good to see so many people from other sports teams stay and support the first team.
Women’s Hockey first team won 3-2
Captain Alice Brett said: “Captains player of the match was Emily Beeney as she was determined, motivated and did a great job.
“Players man of the match was shared between Sophie Pinney and Jinane Dioaoui as they both constantly put in 100%”
Women’s Hockey 2’s lost 2-1 to Kings.
Captain Holly Harrison said: “Women’s Hockey 2’s started their first game of the season with a team including 5 players that had never played hockey before, playing against Kings 7ths we showed determination but also support for our new players, half time showed us 2-0 down.
“In the second half CCCU were given their first ever penalty flick where vice-captain Ella Deschamps delivered a flawless high flick into the top corner, ending the game 2-1 to kings but still a very strong finish from CCCU!”
The Second team beat City University London 58-0.
Charlie Swift was voted as man of the match, for not missing a tackle.
The third team also won their game, as they beat Surrey Arts 19-0.
Josh Schram was man of the match.
The first team game has been postponed due to the opposition cancelling.
The first team won 5-1 against LSE 1’s.
Captain Aaron Elliot said: “Solid defensive performance and got his first goal for Christ Church, a day after his birthday!
The first team lost 5-0 to Brighton 1’s.
Captain Kate Foster said: “We put in a good effort against a good footballing side, with five freshers making their debuts, there is a new look to the team and it will take a while to gel together but all the foundations are there
CCCU unfortunately lost to UKC 30-64.
Captain Eftychia Panayiotou said: “The player of the match was Nay Akinade, her defence was second to none, constantly stealing the ball and assisting the points.”
The Second team won 55-37
Captain Emmy Sheehan said: “Player of the match is Daisy, her shooting was amazing, and fresher of the match is Katie as she had such a presence on the court.”
The third team won their tight game 37-36 against Kings, scoring their last three points in under a minute.
Captain Abi Bartlett said: “After it being pretty consistent throughout with us four up for the 2nd and 3rd quarter, we were three down in the last.
“With 50 seconds to go we got three goals and won! So happy, the girls played so well and kept fighting. My player of the match was a fresher, Molly Sanderson. She in defence and she smashed it.”
The fourth team lost 43-12 to Queen Mary’s
Captain Charlotte Davern said: “Player of the match was Sara Khan, as she played in a different position to what she usually plays. She didn’t miss an interception and was amazing.”
Not every result went our way but for the first week each team did really well. It is good to see so many freshers getting involved and contributing to their teams.