Round eight of BUCS saw Canterbury Christ Church’s C4 teams compete against Essex, UCL, Imperial College London and more, but how did they do?
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American Football stage incredible comeback
CCCU headed into half-time 6-0 down away to Imperial, but put on a phenomenal display after the break to come out 20-6 winners.
Connor Dobbs, American football captain was happy with his sides performance.
He said: “We are all very happy as a team considering we have gone up to Division 1.
“We are working hard in training to improve together so that we can keep this good run going but it is vital that we stay grounded and not get ahead of ourselves as some of our biggest challenges are ahead of us.”
Two C4 girls scouted after thrashing Surrey
Women’s rugby put in ‘their best game this season’ as they travelled to Surrey and beat them 43-7, but that wasn’t the best news of the day.
Lizzie Nicholl and Aegean Leech were both scouted by Harlequins women’s rugby in the emphatic win over Surrey, so a massive congratulations to them both.
Aegean praised the forwards hard work after the game, she said:
“We had a fantastic game today. Took a strong squad out to Surrey and beat them 43-17. Brilliant play and hard work from the forwards gained us a lot of ground which gave the backs space to exploit and finish the job. Best game we’ve played this season.”
Massive congratulations to @WomensRugbyC4 on their fantastic result, winning 41-17! Not forgetting a special shout-out to Lizzie Nicholl and @AegeanLeech for being scouted by @HarlequinsWomen!!! #TeamChristChurch pic.twitter.com/myOObIiC1R
— Christ Church SU (@christchurchsu) November 29, 2017
Men’s rugby 1s lost to KCL 32-19, while the 3rd team lost to Imperial 6s 12-24.
A mixed bag for Christ Church’s football teams
Women’s football 1s put in an impressive performance, smashing Middlesex 6-0, while the second team were unlucky as they lost to Herts university 7-3.
Chloe Wooolaway said: “Unfortunately the 2s lost but there was a great hatrick for one of our freshers that played.
“As for the 1s, it was one of those games where we just wanted to go get the job done and that’s what we did.”
Men’s football had three different results this week, with the fourth team drawing 2-2 against UCL, the 2s winning 3-2 at home to King’s College 1s and the first team losing 6-3 away to Hertfordshire.
Lovely 6-0 win for the 1s ??
— C4 Women's Football (@C4WomenFootball) November 29, 2017
2s carry on their 100% record with a 3-2 win over Kings College! Goals from – trouble, George and Callum
— CCCU Mens Football (@C4MensFootball) November 29, 2017
Disappointing day at the office for the first team losing away to Hertfordshire #LearnAndMoveOn
— CCCU Mens Football (@C4MensFootball) November 29, 2017
Speaking after the game, second team captain Lee Bird was happy with his teams performance.
He said: “Once again very happy with the result. Kept our 100% winning record going after goals from trouble, George and Callum.
“We’re looking to keep the momentum going to push on for the rest of the season and maintain our lead at the top of the table.”
First team captain Ollie Mentessi wasn’t as happy as his fellow captain.
He said: “Disappointing performance from the 1s this week away to Hertfordshire. Final score a 6-3 loss with goals coming from Max Brunetti Leach (2) and Adam Williams.”
A tough week for Christ Church Lacrosse teams
Christ Church Lacrosse teams had a hard week as both women’s and men’s teams suffered losses.
Women’s Lacrosse lost 18-5 to league leaders Reading.
Captain Noora Virtanen was proud of her girls ‘incredibly strong defence’, she said:
“Reading is a very tough opponent and currently on top of the league. Our girls played amazing and our defence was incredibly stong making Reading fight for their goals.
“The score doesn’t reflect the play but we will stay positive and continue working hard to prepare us to take on Kent 2s next Wednesday.”
Paddy Gilbert, Men’s Lacrosse player saw there was some positives form his sides 13-3 loss away to Essex.
He said: “Very physical game against an experienced Essex side. Although we lost, plenty of positives to take away.”
Netball 1s unlucky in close defeat to RVC
CCCU women’s netball team fell just short in an incredible effort against RVC, losing 38-31.
Despite the loss, captain Abbie Webster was ‘so proud of everyone one’ of her team.
She said: Every single one of the girls played amazingly and it was unfortunate not to bring home the win.
“My two star players are Fiona Kerr who moved around the attacking circle brilliantly and Olivia Miles who as our Goal Defence gave 110% as usual and intercepted near enough every ball that came in her direction.
“The girls are looking great for Varsity and with it’s high intensity the game was perfect practice. Well done to all the girls, you’re all looking brilliant.”
Netball 3s were also unlucky this week as they lost 17-13.
Equestrian team brave the weather for 3rd and 4th
Bekka Barrow, from the Equestrian team was proud of the team after some ‘hiccups’ in the the horrible weather.
She said: “Despite some hiccups and the cold weather we stuck it out and we are very proud of how we done especially as it’s some of our first times ever competing.”
They came 3rd and 4th with individual for Maisie Ashwood.
Victory for mens cricket 1s, narrow defeat for 2s
CCCU’s mens cricket team were victorious about Canterbury 2s on Sunday, beating them by 44 runs.
However, the CCCU 2s were unlucky against Canterbury 1s, losing by only 12 runs.
Men’s cricket captain Jack Wheeler was looking forward to Saturdays match against UKC.
He said: “The 1s continued winning ways with a comfortable win and gives us even more momentum when we come up against UKC on Saturday.
“I have us tipped as favourites for the weekend, just hope we play up to the standard we are capable of playing.”
Women’s basketball smash LSE 74-43
Another impressive win for the Christ Church women’s basketball team as they thrashed LSE 74-43.
Captain Efttchia Panayiotou said: “Great team effort, everyone put 100% in, hopefully we can finish out the term with another win next Wednesday against Essex seconds.”
The men’s team were unlucky in their 50-64 loss to Kings College.
Men’s Badminton hopeful of top three finish after loss this week
After a disappointing loss to Essex 1s 6-2, the badminton squad are loo
king to bounce back next week in their last game of 2017.
A team member said: “After an unfortunate and frustrating loss against Essex on Wednesday, we are aiming to remain in the top three in our last game of 2017 against SOAS and look to bring more knowledge and confidence in 2018 to clinch promotion.”
Men’s lost 10-2 to Queen Mary. Captain Tom Branch said: “A disappointing result, in tough conditions, good effort from everyone overall in our last match of 2017.”
Women’s won 10-2 to Essex 3rds
Women’s hockey 1s smashed UKC 10-2
Women’s hockey second team blitzed Imperial with an 8-0 win
An EPIC 10-2 win for women’s 1’s today against UKC! It was looking bright from the start with a goal in the first 30 seconds… with cheeky hat-tricks from Laura & Sophie, who also got man of the match. ?????? #teamchristchurch pic.twitter.com/jwY0AsTXPv
— C4 Women's Hockey (@C4WomensHockey) November 29, 2017
Men’s volleyball were unlucky in a 3-0 loss to Chichester.