April 2, 2019, by braoc4
#NottsVarsity 2019 | Lacrosse Preview
Next up in the 2019 Varsity Series is the Men’s and Ladies’ Lacrosse. The event will be held at Clifton Campus tomorrow with doors opening for all guests at 1pm. The Ladies are up first at 14:00 with the Men’s fixture following at 16:00. The Lacrosse Varsity is always an exciting and fiercely competitive encounter and this year’s fixture will be no different!
In last year’s fixture UoN Women’s Lacrosse ran out victorious 15-5, whilst the men were narrowly defeated 10-8. However, it has been UoN who have been historically dominant in this fixture, winning both the men’s and women’s fixtures in 2015 and 2016 and having won the Ladies Varsity for the last two years!
In their respective BUCS campaigns, UoN Men’s Lacrosse finished 3rd in the BUCS Premier North behind 2nd placed NTU and narrowly lost to eventual champions Durham University in the BUCS Championship for the second year in a row. Durham asserted their dominance by consequently defeating NTU 13-5 in the BUCS Championship final. When UoN and NTU met in their BUCS Northern Premier League Fixture it was NTU who came out on top 9-7 in a closely contested match.
UoN Women’s Lacrosse also had a successful season finishing 2nd in the BUCS Premier North league, only losing one match all year to a formidable Durham University side away, however, Durham failed to defeat UoN at David Ross and the two sides drew in an ever-competitive match. UoN were narrowly defeated in the BUCS Championship quarter final by University of Oxford which some consider the shock of the championship, however UoN will be determined to get back to winning ways and make it 3 consecutive Women’s Lacrosse Varsity Titles in a row! The foundations are therefore set for an exhilarating encounter when the two universities meet in the 2019 Varsity Series!
UoN were lucky enough to be able to speak with First Team Ladies Lacrosse Scholar Laura Beaman ahead of the 2019 Varsity Lacrosse Varsity clash. Over the summer Laura went on tour to Japan with England Lacrosse Under 23s so she will definitely be one to watch tomorrow. We asked Laura how she feels the season has gone so far and how she is feeling going into Varsity, Laura said:
“The cup defeat against Oxford was definitely a low point because we didn’t perform as well as we know we could, so Varsity is even more important now, we all want to end the season on a big win and prove that we can play to a higher standard. As a first year, I’ve been told a lot about Varsity and I don’t really know what to expect but I’m very excited for it. It will be a physical game as it is against Trent and hopefully there will be a lot of goals. We are the league above them so hopefully we can bring home the win for UoN.”
This is a free event, so come along and show your colours!
All transportation and event information can be found here: su.nottingham.ac.uk/ents/event/12423/