Round nine of BUCS saw some of the C4 teams competing in their last games before Christmas, with Athletics doing our university proud.
Miss last weeks round up?: Click here to find out the results.
C4 Atheltes bring home the medals
The athletics team took part in the Southern England Students athletics games with a team of eight .
First up was Charlie Shingleton in the long jump.
Charlie and three other athletes excelled above the rest of the field in a four way battle for the medals. Charlie was unfortunate to lose his medal to a big final jump from a Southampton athlete and finished 4th with 15cm separating the top 4.
Next up on track was Steve Barber who was in the 3000m. Steve finished 6th after a sprint finish with two other athletes in his race narrowly missing out on a personal best.
Then the first medal of the day from Niamh Mooney who went out to secure 2nd in the shot-put out with 10.04m
Millie Cable in the same competition went out to a personal best missing out on a medal.
Finally the 800m with four athletes. Cian Wells ran a stunning race to smash his personal best with a time of 2 minutes 19 seconds. Joseph Whitby on his debut for the university ran a strong race to finish in a time of 2.07.
After the race Jo said: “It was a great start to the season and even though it was a small team of eight I was really helped by my team mates support”.
Gabija and Briony were the final runners of the day in what was anticipated to be a great race between the pair.
Briony came away on top finishing in bronze medal position with a time of 2 minutes 21 with Gabija in 4th with a time of 2 minutes 30. It was Briony’s first competition for the university and she did herself justice!
Mille Cable said: “Overall a great day with medals and some quality performances”.
Men’s Football surge continues
The first team recorded a 2-0 away win against Middlesex first team.
Ollie Mentessi said: “The conditions weren’t great for us to play our football, but we got the job done.
“Special mentions to Aaron Elliott receiving MOM for the third week in a row.”
Ollie also scored two goals including a bicycle kick.
Elsewhere, Men’s football fourth team won 6-1 against east London third team.
— CCCU Mens Football (@C4MensFootball) December 6, 2017
Women second team battle table toppers
C4 women’s football second team lost 5-3 to top of the league.
Chloe Woolaway said: “All the girls played so so well and unlucky to not get a result.”
Monique Beaumont “Thought all the girls battled really well today.
“Considering we were against top of the league we did so well to keep the scoreline so close.
“Very proud of everyone’s efforts, we’ll definitely beat them in the new year.”
Rugby girls show strength
Women’s rugby won 14-10 in a very hard fought win for the C4 girls.
Aegean Leech said: “Our defensive game was strong.
“It was a tough game and everyone showed great fight throughout.
“Very proud of the girls this week.”
Women’s Hockey firsts top the table.
The Women’s Hockey first team won 2-1 against Reading putting them at the top of the table.
Laura Buttimer afterwards said: “It was a very important game for us.
“We are delighted with the result as it puts us top of the table going into Christmas.
“I am very proud of all the hard work the girls have put in this term.”
The second team lost 2-0 to Kings.
Netball first and second teams end on a high
Netball first tea beat Imperial 40-32.
It was a brilliant last game against and they played brilliantly to end the season off with a win of
Abbie Webster said: “My stand out player was Katie Hurley who as our goal attack moved perfectly around the circle and also played an outstanding defending position when the ball came towards the defending end.
“Really proud and so excited for 2018. Well done girls.”
Netball second team also won by 41-12.
“I think we really really pulled threw as a team ,set plays were exceptional and we all individually stepped up and came together as a full team, stayed positive threw out and i think that showed with the result.”
Women’s Lacrosse smash sorry Kent
Women’s lacrosse beat Kent second team 29-1.
Noora Virtanen said: “We played such an amazing game against Kent second team.
“The game was full of energy and everyone played so well together.
“We also saw one of our players, Miia Nicholls, scoring her first ever goal.
“This semester has gone really well and we’re excited to continue the great work after the New Year.”
Women’s Basketball destroy Essex
Women’s basketball beat Essex seconds 68 -37.
It’s been a great season so far and winning this game shows how much this team has improved. It feels amazing being part of this team.
Eftychia Panayiotou said: “It’s been a great season so far and winning this game shows how much this team has improved. It feels amazing being part of this team.”
The Men first team drew 32-32 with rivals Kent, but could have won last minute with a miss kick in the final moments.