Performance Sport News 26th January 2017

Performance Teams Take to the Road

Women's Basketball Lose out to Loughborough

Our women's basketball team travelled to Loughborough yesterday to face the team at the top. Currently sitting fourth in the BUCS Premier League North the women's side had a tough game ahead if they wanted to topple the number one. In spite of this Edinburgh came out strong and the first half was a close fought battle. At half-time Edinburgh were down 36-28. However, foul trouble and some lapses in offence saw the team lost out 68-55 on the road. New addition, Tricia Oakes, led the way in scoring in her debut performance.

Men's Rugby Face Defeat at Durham

Our men's rugby team, who are currently sitting top of the league, travelled to Durham yesterday to play the team in third place. After an emphatic win over Loughborough the week before, the men's side could not convert in their away fixture this week, losing out 19-7 to Team Durham.

Nine Edinburgh Rugby Players Called up for Scotland Schools Squad

There was good news for our top of the table men's programme this week when nine players were recognised and selected to play for Scotland Schools: Callum Simpson, Tom Robertson, Hugh Browne, Nick Stephen, Bruno Smith, Morgan Ward, Iain Sexton, Jon Price and Robbie Kent.

What an achievement to have 9 players selected from Edinburgh to represent Scotland Schools (a select team from all university teams across Scotland). Congratulations to all at EURFC.

Men's Hockey in Away Tie with Leeds Beckett

Men's hockey travelled to Leeds yesterday and once again the team had over 10 first team players unavailable. This made the 2-2 draw a 'very reasonable result' according to Coach Moodie who knows that if the men can win their next two games they will still win the league. The men are away to Leeds University next weekend and are hoping to field a full-strength team and secure their position at the top.

Women's Hockey Play away to Loughborough

Women's hockey were also down south in Loughborough on Wednesday playing the team placed in fifth. However, despite a strong performance, the women lost out 1-0 at full-time and remain third in the BUCS Prem North.

Archery World Cup Stage 3: Nimes

Archers, Sarah Prieels and Hope Greenwood were in France last weekend competing in the Archery World Cup. After winning a gold medal in the Bangkok stage of the World Cup Sarah Hope Greenwood put in solid performances in the women's compound in Nimes. Despite not winning any silverware this time around the pair have continued success on the world stage for Edinburgh University. Congratulations!

Sports Union Ball 2017

Make sure you check back with us next week for all our Performance Sports news as well as the awards and highlights from the Sports Ball tonight, celebrating all of our success in the world of Sport. Good luck to all the nominees!

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