February 11, 2016, by Laura Estrop
BUCS round-up 10 February 2016
Another week and another Wednesday afternoon filled with action, suspense and victories for our UoN teams!
With just over a week to go now until the BUCS Nationals this week’s games were pivotal in setting the right mind-set for the teams. In total, 65 matches were played over weekend and yesterday, with 32 of those matches won it has allowed UoN to retain our amazing 3rd place position in the BUCS league with an astounding 2245 points! Nicely closing the gap between us and Durham University who are currently in second place with 2348.5 points.
We let our roaming student reporters loose once again to give you all of the behind the scenes and match side action you need to know. Let’s hear from them now to see all of the highlights our latest games!
Korfball 1st – Kam Scott
Saturday 6 February saw UoN Korfball 1s travel to Sheffield to compete in the Midlands Regional Competition. They started the day off strongly, with a 10-4 win against Sheffield University’s 1s, and the team continued their momentum into the next game, beating Birmingham University’s 2s 11-1. The third game of the group stages saw UoN play Leeds 1s, and despite some feisty opposition, there was never any doubt that they were going to take the lead, capitalising on penalties, and eventually winning 9-1.
After having won the group stages, UoN came up against Sheffield Hallam 1s in the semi-finals. They dominated their aggressive competition, and there was no doubt that the 1s would be competing in the final match of the day.
The final saw UoN come up against arch rivals, Birmingham 1s, who had brought an army of supporters with them. The game was intense, with everyone aware of what was at stake. However, Birmingham became frustrated as Notts played their calm and collected game with some great shooting, leading to a victory of 9-7, meaning that Notts finished the day as Midlands Regionals Champions! Standing them in great stead for National Championships in March. Well done to everyone involved and good luck at the BUCS Nationals!
Ice Hockey Clubs A-C teams – Robin Mullen
The Nottingham Maverick’s ice hockey club saw their A, B and C teams all in action this past weekend with the A team travelling to Manchester to face the Manchester University Metrostars and the B and C teams playing host to the Hull Ice Hogs and Newcastle Wildcats Womens, respectively. All teams secured convincing wins with the A team dominating to a 16-0 win over Manchester, the B team winning 8-1 over Hull and the C team stomping Newcastle 14-0 resulting in a total 34 goals for with only 1 goal against!
The A team remains undefeated this season with a 6-0 record sitting atop the North Division while the B team sits one point out of first place and the C team two points out of first place.
The Mavericks have another busy weekend ahead, on Saturday 13 February our development D team are playing host to the Nottingham Vipers at 5.45pm at the National Ice Centre while the A team set off to Sheffield to face the Sheffield Bears. The B team then play host to the Northumbria Kings at the National Ice Centre at 7.30pm on Sunday 14 February.
Men’s Hockey 2s and 3s – Hugo Atkins
After a narrow defeat versus league leaders Birmingham in their last game, the second team needed to respond this week to keep hopes of second place in the league alive. Nottingham started the game in full control. Keeping possession of the ball and absorbing any pressure there was from Loughborough. However, a lack of quality in the final third resulted in a score of 0-0 at half time. After the break, Nottingham pressed on, scoring an early goal after an instinctive finish by Robbie Studholme. Further attempts to add to the score were unsuccessful despite a series of short corners. Seeking an equaliser Loughborough brought on a kicking back, unfortunately for them this allowed Studholme to walk the ball into the goal for his second point of the game! Loughborough scored with two minutes remaining but Nottingham held out. With Warwick 1s team’s win against Birmingham means that going into the final fixture of the season Nottingham play Warwick in a ‘winner takes all’ game for second place.
Final score: UoN: 2, Loughborough: 1.
Thanks again to our match reporters! You can follow all of the action as it unfolds during next Wednesday afternoon’s matches on our Twitter @UoNSport and show your support by using #GreenandGold!
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