Performance Sport News 1st March 2017

Qualifiers, Championships and History in Some Big Wins for our Performance Sport Athletes

Women's Hockey Beat Cardiff in Championship Match

Yesterday women's hockey hosted Cardiff University in their BUCS championship final 16s match. The home side were off to a strong start, leading 3-0 at the half. This strong display continued in the second half and the women's side finished the game with a huge 8-0 win over Cardiff, taking them to the quarter finals next Wednesday against Oxford. Congratulations to the team!

Men's Hockey Knocked out of Scottish Cup Semi-Final on Penalties

After tying the match 2-2 at full time against 12 time Scottish Champions, Kelbourne, our men narrowly missed out on that spot in the final. Coach Moodie's side put on a great performance last weekend against 12 time reigning champions, Kelbourne, to take them to penalties. However, the side just missed out losing 3-2 on running penalties. A great performance from the side this year and a brilliant challenge against the reigning champions.

Women's Rugby Defeat Bristol at Home

Women's rugby also progressed in the BUCS championship yesterday, beating Bristol 67-5 in their quarter final. The result sees the women's side progress to the semi finals on the 22nd of March where they face Durham. Not only was it an emphatic win for the women, but also an historic one, as it is the first time in 15 years Edinburgh University's Women's Rugby side have made it to the BUCS semi-finals. Congratulations team!

Men's Rugby Progress to BUCS Trophy Final

Our Men's Rugby side travelled away yesterday to face Reading in the semi-final of the BUCS trophy and after a closely contested match by the hosts, EURFC secured their spot in the final with a 25-12 win on the road. Congratulations to the squad, we will have all the details on the final in the next few weeks.

Women's Basketball Knock out Kings College in Final 16s

Yesterday also saw women's basketball host their rivals, Kings College London, in a BUCS championship final 16s match. The home side started strongly leading by over 60 points at half time and did not let up in the second half, finishing the match 126-20. This sends the women's side on to final 8s in Newcastle next weekend. Congratulations team!

Fencing Progress in BUCS Championship

Down at St Leonard's yesterday Edinburgh University were also hosting some championship fencing on both the men's and women's side.

Women's fencing beat Surrey 132-76 and now progress to face Cambridge in the next round of the championship on the 8th of March.

Men's fencing also won their match, 128-106, against the University of Bath, progressing to the next round too. Congratulations to everyone in the fencing club!

Boat Club Return from BUCS Head With Six Championship Medals

Gold: Men's Championship 8+, Men's Championship 4+Silver:

Silver: Women's Championship 8+, Women's Championship 4x, Women's Championship 4-, Men's Championship 4x

The team made history by winning the Men's Championship 8, the Blue Riband event, which has never been won at the Head or Regatta by a Scottish crew!

With a 4th place from Women's Lightweight 4-, the boat club earned 60 BUCS points, giving them a total of 198 points. This puts them on track for a record points haul and solidifies their place at the top of the BUCS tables!

Edinburgh Girls Help Scotland to Victory Over Wales

In a thrilling Six Nations fixture at Broadwood last Friday Scotland's Women's side won their first fixture in 6 years, defeating Wales 15-14. Our Edinburgh University athletes and alumni played a huge part in the historic victory with Sarah Law kicking the winning penalty after tries from Rhona Lloyd and Lisa Thomson, meaning that the Edinburgh University girls scored every point the team had. A huge congratulations to Scotland Women's Rugby and to all our athletes involved and representing EULRFC.

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Beth Mackie


Rugby Photo credits: Rugby People 2017 Hockey Photo credits: Celia Powell Photography

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