Wednesday can only mean one thing… The return of BUCS fixtures and this week was ‘This Girl Can’ week, and we have some fantastic women’s teams!
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??THIS GIRL CAN WEEK. 19th-23rd NOVEMBER 2018?? This girl can week starts tomorrow! This campaign aims to speak out to girls about getting involved in all kind of sport! Swipe across our pictures to see what is happening this week? #christchurchgirlscan #thisgirlcan pic.twitter.com/FykAhlSkVx
— CCCU Women's Lax (@cccuwomenslax) November 18, 2018
The third team beat Brunel 41-23.
Captain Abi Bartlett said: “It was a really good game and we were winning throughout! I was so proud of how everyone played, everyone gave it their all! My player of the match is Shelby Proctor, she was unstoppable in defence!
“Really great win for This Girl Can week.”
Men’s Rugby 1’s
The first team won against reading university 22-7
The equestrian B team had a good start in the first BUCS competition of the year. B team captain, Morwenna Killen, said: “Equestrian B team had their first BUCS competition on Wednesday.
“Overall the team made up of two riders from last year, Camilla Wallis and I, along with Anna Stacey and Alice Burbage, who competed for the first time.
“We had a successfully day, despite the 5am start and cold weather. I came 9th individually and Anna Stacey came 10th individually. Overall as a team we came fourth, however, the girls have improved exceedingly since the start of training.
“Also, despite Camilla having a fall and an impressive jump, she got back on and managed to continue to ride! We are very proud of all of our riders who competed in the cold and had a long day from 4am until 8pm! Here’s to our next competition in December.”
Men’s Rugby 3’s
The third team had another strong week by beating Brunel 33-0.
Captain Daniel Smith said: “Captains man of the match is Charlie Swift as he was all around the pitch, making all his tackles and generally playing well.”
Men’s Football 4’s
The boys won 4-0 against Imperial College London.
Captain Shaun Connell said his man of the match was Joe Massarella for his “35 yarder into the top corner.”
Both the first and second team came up against UKC this week. The second team lost by one wicket and the first team won by two wickets.
Unfortunately, an end came to men’s lax’s winning streak on Wednesday.
Captain Harvey Veasy said: “After last week’s victory against UCL, this week C4 Men’s Lax faced a tough away trip to face Portsmouth in the cup. Knowing the difficulty of the task ahead we knew that we’d have to be at our very best to succeed.
“The game started well for C4, with Portsmouth taking an early lead through a fast break. The game was played in a very physical fashion with both sides playing giving one hundred percent. Portsmouth extended their lead at regular intervals leading 6-0 at half time.
” A strong resurgence from us got us back”
“However a strong resurgence from us got us back within touching distance, however, Portsmouth replied strongly, quickly regaining their grip on the game. The final score ended 14-6 to them.
Veasy continued, looking forward to the future and with fighting talk ahead of next week’s fixture: “Mixed reactions about the result, [I’m] obviously unhappy with exiting the cup early, however this now means that we can focus solely on the quest for the league title, alongside preparation for Varsity!
“We look forward to our next game when we travel to UKC 2’s, looking to send another strong message to our rivals.”
The first team came up against the tough competition of Cambridge. Unfortunately the boys lost 4-1.
Injured captain Will Giltrow said: “Men’s Hockey 1s is out in a big shift and almost completed the underdog story of a lifetime against the mighty Cambridge. Lost 4-1. Player of the match Alex Jenner, saved a penalty flick, constantly communicated with the team and couldn’t have done anything about the goals.”
Good luck to all teams playing next week!