June 23, 2015, by Jack Hunsley
Tri Campus Games: Day 2
Written by Jack Hunsley, Year 2 History.
After a fairly hectic opening day’s worth of sport day two of the Tri-Campus games kicked off to a slightly calmer start.
Those who had made the trip over to Jubilee Campus on Tuesday morning were treated to two good hearted and excellent sporting displays from both sides, with Team China first out the blocks as they completed their whitewash of Team UK in ultimate frisbee with a 15-6, although UK’s performance was a marked improvement on day one’s game. Meanwhile in the Jubilee Sports centre Team UK’s ladies basketball team put in a fantastic display to beat China by a convincing 60-22 before the lunch break.
As the afternoon’s events got underway under much brighter skies the men’s basketball got everyone’s blood pumping as Team China and Team UK went head to head in a fiercely competitive, yet respectful encounter. In the end it was China who took the spoils and avenged yesterday’s defeat, although UK’s spirited third and fourth quarter comebacks were truly something to beholdnas the two teams were separated by just four points in the end. If one things for certain the rest of the day’s matches are bound to lead to more than a few nail biters.
Out on the 3G pitches Malaysia were injured he middle of a double header, taking on China where they backed up yesterday’s victory with a 4-1 win, although that score line does flatter Malaysia some what as it was a close game throughout, as well as taking on Team UK in ultimate frisbee as well.
Matches are scheduled to run well into the evening with more football, squash, badminton, basketball, table tennis and volleyball still to come today before the teams head off to York tomorrow for a day off from the hectic environment that is the Tri Campus Games.
But, fixtures aside, as we reach the halfway point of the games one thing is clear. From all the matches I’ve watched so far, regardless of whether one side clearly had the measure of the other, or whether things were as close as in yesterday’s UK v China volleyball match or in the basketball today, the Tri Campus Games motto has shone through in every game and every encounter.
For every goal mouth scramble, dropped frisbee and slam dunk, every side and every competitor has shown grace and humility throughout. It has hardly mattered whether you were losing or winning, scoring or conceding, each match has perfectly epitimised the game’s motto; ‘friendship through sport’.
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