Performance Sport News 16th March 2017

Edinburgh International Swim Meet

Last weekend Edinburgh University Sport was once again lead sponsor of the EISM and had several athletes from our Performance Swimming Programme competing and medalling in the event. For more information on our Performance Swim Team here at the University of Edinburgh check out the link below!

Results From the EISM

Lucy Hope from the University of Edinburgh won the 200m freestyle event, ahead of team mate Kathryn Greenslade who also placed in the final.

David Cumberlidge dominated the freestyle skins event and Lizzie Simmonds won the 50m backstroke at the event hosted in Edinburgh. Congratulations to the swim team and everyone involved in a great event!

Women's Basketball Miss Out On BUCS Premier League Final

Women's basketball were away in Newcastle last weekend competing in the BUCS Premier League final 8s. On Saturday the side faced Cardiff in the quarter finals and put in a strong performance, winning 86-54, allowing them to progress to the semi-finals against Durham on Sunday.

The last time the women's side faced Durham away they were handed a heavy loss, 102-55, as Edinburgh could not contain the strong scoring potential of the home side. However, Sunday's semi-final match saw a completely different Edinburgh side holding on to a small half-time lead of 41-38, after an impressive defensive effort and some great scoring. Unfortunately, Durham pushed back in the 3rd quarter and took a 10 point lead. Edinburgh University couldn't quite close the gap and the game ended 79-74 to Durham as they progress to face Loughborough in the final.

Scotland Men's Hockey Fall to Wales and France in First Weekend of World League 2

The Scottish Men's Hockey side have kicked off their week long campaign in Belfast in the World League 2, facing Wales and France in the first round. In a close fought match with Wales, finishing 2-2, Scotland eventually lost out on penalties, 4-2. The men also lost out to France on the Saturday 3-1.

Edinburgh Athletes Help Scottish Hockey to Victory Over Poland and Austria

After losing to Wales and France in their first two matches in Belfast Scotland managed to hold out and earn a 2-1 win over Poland on Tuesday. Edinburgh University's David Forrester put in a great shift in goals. The keeper managed a number of excellent saves, keeping the Poles at bay well into the very last minutes of the match when Poland had a penalty corner opportunity to tie the game.

Congratulations to all the team as they also took an exciting win over Austria in the quarter finals this afternoon. After Austria tied the game 5-5 in the 60th minute, Scottish men won the penalty shoot out 4-2 with some great saves from David Forrester!

Scotland Women's Side Lose out to England

As Edinburgh University athletes continue to be well represented on the international stage for women's rugby they face an unfortunate defeat, away to England in the Women's Six Nations. After a hugely successful match against Wales two weeks ago Scotland's Women's side fell 63-0 to England away this weekend. However, the team are still going strong and face Italy in their final match this Friday at home! Good luck girls!

Women's Hockey Lose to Birmingham in Championship Semi-Final

Women's hockey travelled to Birmingham to face their top of the table opponents in the BUCS Championship semi-final. Unfortunately the home side proved too strong for our travelling girls and they lost out 3-1 in their opportunity to make it to the BUCS Championship final. Congratulations on a great season and making it to the semis girls!

Edinburgh University Win 6th Consecutive Varsity

As well as all our performance sport action this week, Edinburgh University faced Heriot Watt University across 17 sports in this year's Burgh Varsity. Edinburgh came out on top with a huge 14-7 victory, claiming our 6th consecutive Burgh Varsity title!

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Beth Mackie


Women's Hockey Credits: Celia Powell Photography

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