Historic basketball victory in this week’s Sports Round-Up

The Edinburgh University Basketball Club men’s 2s capped off their season with an impressive victory of 59-48 against Robert Gordon University 1s. This makes the team the 2017 Bucs 2A League Champions and sees them promoted to the Scottish 1A league: a first in the club’s history. The women’s 2s played Robert Gordon’s University 1s in a bid for first place in the league. They fought hard for the title but unfortunately lost 53-56. Finally, EUBC men’s 3s came out victorious against The University of Aberdeen 2s with a score of 69-59.

The Edinburgh University Fencing Club men’s and women’s 1s played their BUCS Championship Semi-Finals against the University of Cambridge. The men fought very hard, but were defeated 123-115. The women’s team dominated in two of the weapon categories and produced a strong performance in the third to win 119-88. The women will meet Durham University 1s in the final.

Only one game was played by Edinburgh University Women’s Association Football Club. The 1s played Edinburgh Napier University 1s in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Student Sport Cup. EUWAFC 1s are the current holders of the cup, and are now well on their way towards retaining the title after a comfortable 4-1 win. The 1s will face the University of Stirling 1s in the semi-finals.

Edinburgh University Women’s Hockey Club 1s travelled to Oxford to play their BUCS Championship quarter-final against the University of Oxford 1s. The match started extremely well for Edinburgh as they scored within the first minute. Oxford then played their way back into the game and scored two goals within as many minutes. Edinburgh did manage to get another goal, with the score finishing 2-2. However, a winner had to be decided by penalty flicks. EUWHC won the shootout 5-4 as the Edinburgh keeper saved Oxford’s last attempt.

Edinburgh University Men’s Hockey Club 2s needed a victory against the University of St Andrew’s 1s to stay in the BUCS Scottish 1A league. The score was sitting at 2-2, when an easy turnover gave St Andrews the lead with just 10 minutes to go. However, EUMHC managed to score a third goal. The game looked set on a draw, but Edinburgh were able to score with an overtime corner. Final score: 4-3 to Edinburgh. It was a tight 2-1 loss for EUMHC 3s at home to Heriot-Watt University 1s. The 4s game against the University of Stirling 1s finished with a disappointing loss of 14-0. Finally, the 5s enjoyed a comfortable 7-0 victory against the University of Stirling 3s.

With the Edinburgh University Curling Club 1s and Strathclyde University 2s both in contention for winning the league, their latest match was a tense affair. Edinburgh managed to bring the score even in the sixth end after some impressive shots. The seventh end saw a big swing in momentum to favour Edinburgh, bringing the score to 5-3 with only one end of play to go. The eighth end did not start well for Edinburgh, however the team managed to steal a further point to win the game 6-3.

The Edinburgh University Equestrian Club 2s had an away competition against Heriot-Watt University and the University of Glasgow. Edinburgh put in a stellar performance to take home the team win. Hannah Basten also won individual 2nd and Molly Butler took individual 3rd place. The 1s came second to the University of Stirling in an away competition. Having won every other competition in their championship league, the 1s will go on to compete in the Championship Regionals.

Edinburgh University Swimming and Water Polo Club men’s Water Polo 2s won with the close margin of 8-7 against the University of Stirling 1s. The Water Polo men’s and women’s 1s travelled down to play against the University of Sheffield in the BUCS semi-finals. The women won all three of their matches putting them through the finals whilst the men were sadly knocked out after a few tough games.

The taekwondo club participated in the Student National Taekwondo Championships in Worcester. It was a successful weekend for the club, winning two gold, one bronze in “ITF” and one gold, one silver and six bronze in “WTF”.

The Edinburgh University Triathlon Club took part in a road race held at the King’s Buildings. Despite the brutally hilly course, EUTri member, Mary Macintosh, finished impressively as the 2nd placed female, and 44th overall. Nicholas Allen, managed a brilliant 14th place closely followed by Euan Cunningham in 15th and Andrew Johnstone in 18th place.

 

Image courtesy of Edinburgh University Basketball Club

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