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Heroic volleyball victory a sign of things to come

Wild celebrations greeted a win for DMU Dragons Men’s Volleyball team as they defeated Cambridge University 3-2, marking their first British University and College Sports (BUCS) win of the season.

The Dragons looked comfortable as they closed in on a 3-1 victory, but their opposition clawed their way back to level at 2-2, before #TeamDMU claimed the final set 15-12.

An excited crowd which had gathered at the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre rushed to congratulate the side following a flurry of superb winning points.

Club Chairman and 1st team player, Bruno Iglesias said: “From the start we knew it was going to be a tough game and we’d have to be ready, both mentally and physically.

“As the game progressed we all went through cycles of emotions as the game went one set to us, one to them, one to us and one to them. It came down to the final set and it was all very tense.

“The score was 12-10 to Cambridge, we called a time out and our coach pulled us together and spoke some powerful words. We scored 5 points in a row and the win was ours, it was phenomenal.”

BUCS WEEK 4 (2)

The first Pick of the Day saw DMU Men’s Squash damn top of the league the University of Warwick to a 4-1 defeat at Leicester Squash Club, claiming the win with one singles game to spare.

Men’s Badminton raced away to an early 4-1 lead in their fixture against Oxford Brookes, holding on to secure a 5-3 victory despite late fight from their opposition.

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Meanwhile, on the road there were emphatic wins for both Men’s Hockey and Women’s Football 1st against the University of Leicester and Oxford University respectively.

A brace from Vice Chancellors Sports Scholar, Matt Lilley and goals from Tevin Mash and Ben Van Overloop secured Men’s Hockey’s first win of the season in BUCS Midlands Division 3B.

The side will face a tricky fixture this Wednesday, when they welcome Loughborough University for cup action at St Margaret’s Pastures.

BUCS WEEK 4 (1)

Women’s Football 1st made their sessions with DMU’s Strength and Conditioning Coaches count as they ran out 5-1 winners to create distance between themselves and their opposition who sit bottom of the Midlands Division 2B.

Tennis marched on in Midlands Division 3B as they claimed a 6-0 clean sweep against rivals University of Leicester at Corby Tennis Centre.

BUCS WEEK 4 (5)

They now sit joint top of the division with Oxford Brookes 2nd and travel to the University of Nottingham on Wednesday.

It wasn’t great news for DMU Men’s Basketball in our final Pick of the Day as they were beaten by the University of Leicester 65-38.

The visitors dominated from the off, but the Griffins found their way into the game closing the gap to just 6, before tired legs saw the game open up and their opposition pull way.

However, they can take a lot of fight from the fixture as they continue their season with another visit from the same opposition in cup action on Wednesday evening.

Just down the road, the DMU Pitbulls Women’s Basketball clinched top spot in Midlands Division 3B at the home of Leicester Riders, Leicester Arena.

BUCS WEEK 4 (3)

A 63-28 demolition of Nottingham Trent was just what they were looking for as they opened up a three point gap over second placed Oxford, with a superior basket difference also in their favour.

Currently this season #TeamDMU has secured 43 wins, with 50 defeats and 3 draws, with a win rate of 44%.

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Posted on Monday 7th November 2016

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