June 28, 2018, by brzmjb1
Tri Campus Games | York visit & Day 4 Matches
Following a breathless day of action it was time for a break and students from UK, China and Malaysia boarded coaches to make the 85mi trip up the A1 for a cultural visit to the city of York .
The city, with it’s Roman roots and a Viking past, provided the student and staff with the perfect opportunity to relax and interact with each other.
The ancient walls of York City surround contemporary independent shops and vibrant eateries which gave the team the chance to eat, drink, explore and rest.
On their travels, the students also got to see South Korea put in a historic performance against Germany sending them crashing out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!
Above: Volleyball teams from UK, China and Malaysia take in the York sunshine on the cultural trip.
On Day 4 the students returned to the action with everyone refreshed and ready to go.
On the Tennis Court Team Malaysia started the morning well winning their 3 Men’s singles matches. However, as the day wore on it was Team China who went on to win the remaining 3 Women’s matches and 3 mixed doubles matches, with Beatrice Lai beating Selbi Rozyyeva 6-0 to produce the standout tennis performance of the day.
Over on the Volleyball court there was an electric atmosphere as Team Malayisa met Team China and the first set went the way of UNNC (23-25) who looked powerful at the net throughout.
There was a short break in the action in the second as a players’ glasses came flying off at the net and after some minor adjustments and a temporary fix the action got back underway and it was Team Malaysia who got back into the match winning the 2nd set 25-14.
They went on to take the lead in aclose 3rd set (25-22) and despite losing the 4th (16-25) they won the final set (15-9) and the match 3-2.
On the Basketball Malaysia Men’s basketball bounced back after their disappointing “feature game” defeat to Team China by beating Team UK 49-54 in a tight and tense affair.
|Volleyball||China v UK||25-21 20-25 23-25 25-19 15-8||China|
|Women’s Football||China v UK||1-6||UK|
|Tennis||Malaysia v China||3-6||China|
|Women’s Basketball||UK v Malaysia||68-24||UK|
|Squash (Male)||Malaysia v China||4-0||Malaysia|
|Badminton||Malaysia v China||9-0||Malaysia|
|Men’s Football||Malaysia v China||6-1||Malaysia|
|Men’s Basketball||UK v Malaysia||49-54||Malaysia|
|Women’s Basketball||China v UK||42-64||UK|
|Squash (Female)||UK v Malaysia||0-4||Malaysia|
|Table Tennis||UK v China||1-8||China|
|Women’s Football||Malaysia v UK||0-2||UK|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Malaysia v China||11-9||Malaysia|
|Volleyball||Malaysia v China||23-25 25-14 25-22 16-25 15-9||Malaysia|
|Men’s Basketball||China v UK||66-22||China|
|Men’s Football||China v UK||2-6||UK|
On the 3G pitch at Jubilee for the final match of the day, Team UK women’s football came up against a resilient and hard working Team Malaysia side.
Despite Team UK having the lion’s share of possession throughout the early stages, it remained scoreless at halftime.
The deadlock was eventually broken a couple of minutes into the second half with a long strike from distance which wrong footed the Malaysia keeper. Not to be outdone, Team Malaysia then went on to hit the post as they tried to claw a goal back. They also created a one-on-one chance moments later only to be denied by some brilliant goalkeeping.
Unfortunately for Malaysia, the pressure in the second half was just too much and Team UK grabbed another goal just before the final whistle to make it 0-2 and maintain their unbeaten record at the 2018 Tri Campus Games.
Speaking after their 4th victory, Team UK Goalkeeper, Pete Lendon said “We had a lot of fun in York yesterday and it was nice to have a chill day but we always knew this Malaysian team were going to be good and we knew we had to stay focused. Im really happy with my save at 1-0 to keep us in the game but the girls were amazing. Its been a hot day and Malaysia knew how we were going to play. There was some big challenges going in throughout the game but it was all smiles at the end.”
It’s all to play for tomorrow with the final points up for grabs in a morning of games. The outcomes of which could prove decisive in the quest to be crowned Tri Campus Games 2018 champion.