BUCS Week 2 Round Up: Women’s hockey thrash Hertfordshire

Women’s hockey 1’s

 The first team put in an emphatic performance against Hertfordshire, beating them 4-0 on the day and earning their first win of the season.

Captain Tara Bossano-Anes said, “Player of the week was Peshe Cordell. A fresher who scored her first goal for Christ Church and did not stop running despite her previous hip injury.”

Men’s football 1’s

The boys picked up a brilliant 5-1 win away from home against Imperial.

The team were ecstatic with the victory and should provide a good foundation for the rest of the season.

Men’s hockey 2nd’s

The second team were defeated by local rivals UKC 4-0.

Player of the week was awarded to Finn Hartley. Captain Harrison Ward said, “Finn played his first ever game of hockey and was class, he showed great patience and unbelievable skill.

Women’s badminton

The women’s badminton team suffered a 7-1 defeat to the Imperial 1st’s.

Captain Claudia Crowther said, “We had really positive and persistent play. We had completely new pairings but worked well together as a team.

Player of the week was awarded to Charlotte McCarthy, who had her best game so far as a player for CCCU, and also won her first game of the season.

Women’s lacrosse

The women’s lacrosse team were beaten 17-5 by Essex.

Captain Lauren Goodlife said, “Player of the week was Alice Barber, a fresher who played in her second game for the team. She was our strongest defensive player and caused so many turnovers”.

Men’s badminton

The men’s badminton team lost 0-8 to King’s college 4’s.

Captain Taylor Gardner said, “Newer players showed real heart and effort within their matches.”

Player of the week was awarded to Dylan Salter, who showed some real promise in his first game and managed to keep his head against some very tricky opponents.

Men’s Lacrosse

The men’s lacrosse team were very unfortunate in defeat, as they were beaten narrowly 8-9 against Brighton 1st’s.

Captain Sam Kimber said, “Player of the week was Jaizinho- A fresher playing in their first game managed to score three goals against a team that has always been a division above us”.

Men’s football 3rd’s

The third team were beaten 3-1 against the Kings College London second team.

Goalkeeper Samuel Reader stood out in the defeat by making multiple crucial saves throughout the match.

Netball 2nd’s

The second team suffered a 44-11 loss at the hands of Queen Mary’s.

Captain Molly Nagel, who was optimistic despite the defeat said, “We played well as many of our players had to be moved around and we were unlucky with the conditions. Player of the week was Mary Ofoedu, who played great defence and got so many interceptions”.

This is the second week running Mary has won player of the week.

Women’s hockey 2nd’s

The second team suffered an 0-8 loss against Kings College.

Captain Jayde Nichols said, “Player of the week was Hannah Milton. In her first game she stepped in last minute to be goalie and still did an amazing job.”

Women’s volleyball

The women’s volleyball team lost narrowly 3-2 to Anglia Ruskin.

Against an experienced side the girls put in a fantastic effort.

Player of the match was awarded to Jenny for boosting every player around her in both training and the game.

Netball 3rd’s

The Netball third team lost 39-19 against UCL.

Captain Roxy stated, “It was a great effort, especially since the players have been moved around and it was our first game together. Player of the week was Izzy Fairley, who put in an amazing effort throughout the game, helping both the attack and defence.

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