University Sport Round-Up Week 2
We caught up with a number of WSIHE players this week to talk about their hopes for the season ahead.
Women’s Lacrosse got their season off to a flying start with an impressive 17-3 win over St Mary’s with Jess D’Arcy and Lacrosse president Adele Page both scoring six goals.
Before the match Page said, “Last season we did really well. We improved on the season before and finished a place higher and progressed nicely bringing the freshers up to the standard of the other girls. We finished on a high and just wanted to carry that on into this season."
“We haven’t played St Mary’s before so we don’t know what they’ll be like. I think it will be a tough match. The first game of the season is always tough.”
Page’s team went 4-0 up in the first ten minutes thanks to two apiece from D’Arcy and Page. St Mary’s pulled one back in the 14th minute before Zoe Karavasili scored on the whistle.
D’Arcy, who posed a real threat all match, struck again just after the restart to make it 6-1 before the visitors scored twice in a minute at the near post.
Tatiana Seymour put the home side 7-3 ahead and then another two from Page and one from D’Arcy sent Chi into half time 10-3. Chichester dominated the rest of the game and Page and D’Arcy added to their first half tallies along with Karavasili and Alice Wright.
It was business as usual for Men's Table Tennis as they started life in Southern 1A with a 14-3 victory over Brunel.
Daniel Pound, whose team did a league a cup double last year in a perfect season said, “We had quite a year - undefeated the whole season, which was brilliant. We got some great freshers, with Richard Pelc who won 'Fresher of the Year' at the Sports Awards. And then Oli Hicks and Tom Beales gave us some big wins against other players."
“Our aim this season is to go straight up again. We've been promoted the last two seasons in a row. I'd love to see us go up into the premier division."
Regarding his role as Racquets president, Pound said, “As a whole Racquets has been doing really well. Tennis has gained a load of freshers, which is really nice to see. Badminton are still holding their own. We've got our second men's team and they've got a lot more matches this year.”
It was a pretty good week for the Racquets club. Men's Tennis beat Brunel 10-2 away and it was 6-6 at the Falmer Sports Complex for Women’s Tennis against Sussex.
Speaking before Women's Badminton's opener against Roehampton captain Harriet Woolgar said,”Last year we did unfortunately get relegated but hopefully we'll be able to win the league and go straight back up again."
“The four new freshers are looking good and ready to go. We're just training them into the team but they fit in perfectly."
Woolgar and her team featuring Tanya Pinto, Bethany Weston, Becky Earl, Megan Dowinton and Valerie Chan got off to a great start beating Roehampton 6-2.
Elsewhere, Men’s Football Firsts maintained their unbeaten Premier South start with a 1-1 draw away to Swansea.
Coach Danny Potter said after the match, “It was a game of two halves. We were poor in the first, the better team in the second. But that’s not a bad point away to Swansea.”
Jamie Chand got the goal for Potter’s side.
Women’s Football Firsts bounced back after last week’s opening defeat beating St Mary’s 4-1 in Twickenham.
Men’s Rugby Firsts thumped Brunel Seconds 38-0 and there were wins for Men’s Basketball Seconds, Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Hockey Seconds.
In Netball, the Seconds, Thirds, Fourths and Fifths all won – the Fourths coming through a close one against Portsmouth.
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