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Unbeaten Squash hunt down BUCS title success

Two De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) sports teams extended their flawless start to the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) season this week, scoring further convincing wins.

Men's Squash First and Second teams maintained their 100% league record this season to keep them firmly in the hunt for title success.

Squash win

Pictured: Three straight wins for Men's Squash First Team puts them in strong league position.

SQUASH

It was another testing #BUCSWednesday for #TeamDMU which ended with a win rate of just 37% with 11 wins and 17 defeats.

However, Men’s Squash offered a bright spark in what was a relatively disappointing week overall for our sides.

The First team travelled away to Warwick University 3rd in BUCS Midlands Division 2B overcoming their opposition 5-0.

The victory leaves them in second place, behind Loughborough 2nd only on points difference.

DMU Squash Chairman Daniel Brown, said: “I was with the team watching at Warwick and it was an amazing match to watch, the whole team didn’t set a foot wrong.

“Warwick are a strong side and all of the lads played superbly and it just shows the confidence and momentum we have.”

In BUCS Midlands Division 3A, the Men’s Second team also maintained their winning form with a 3-0 win over University of Birmingham 2nd.

Like the First team, they also currently miss out on top spot to city rivals Leicester 1st, but the pair are still to meet each other later in the season.

Daniel added: “This result is a sign that hard work is paying off, with training, strength and condition and spin classes.

“Both of our teams are currently undefeated and it just shows the strength and depth we have in the club and it is an amazing feat considering it is the first time DMU have entered a Men’s Second team.”

TABLE TENNIS

Men’s Table Tennis continued their 100% record with another whitewash away at Anglia Ruskin University 1st.

This is their first season competing in BUCS competitions and to add, they have yet to concede a single set in BUCS Midlands Division 3A.

Reacting to their 17-0 victory, Club Chairman Sam Henderson said: “It was important we built on our great start to the season away at Anglia Ruskin.

“Although the score looked comprehensive it was in fact a much closer game.

“We sit nicely at the top of our BUCS league and we are now focusing our attention on next week’s cup game against a Nottingham Trent side who are in a higher division.”

Table Tennis win

Pictured: Men's Table Tennis secure their fourth straight 17-0 victory to sit top of their BUCS division.

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LACROSSE

It was a happy day for Men’s Lacrosse against the University of Leicester 2nd, as they graced their new pitch at Beaumont Park for the first time.

They defeated their city rivals 14-2 to clinch their first victory of the season in BUCS Midlands Division 2B.

Club Chair, Eleanor Davison said: “After our big win on Wednesday, we are extremely happy with the performance that all the lads put in.

Having the opportunity to play the University of Leicester before our varsity game has been a great chance to show them that we are coming back stronger this year.”

BADMINTON

Women’s Badminton got their season up and running with a 5-3 victory over Oxford Brookes 1st at the Queen Elizabeth II Leisure Centre.

Men’s First team also secured their second win of the season against Oxford Brookes 1st, matching their score line from a week earlier against the University of Oxford.

BEST OF THE REST

Elsewhere, Men’s Football First team were victorious against University of Nottingham 4th team, Men’s Hockey First team defeated the University of Nottingham 5th, Netball First team beat Coventry 2nd 39-30 and Men’s Tennis overcame University of Birmingham 2nd 4-2.

THE RUNDOWN

Men’s Badminton 2nd 2-6 Oxford Brookes University 2nd

Men’s Basketball 1st 66-87 University of East Anglia 1st

Women’s Fencing 1st 70-135 Anglia Ruskin University 1st

Women’s Football 1st 3-0 University of Nottingham 2nd

Men’s Football 2nd 3-7 University of Worcester 3rd

Women’s Football 2nd 0-2 University of East Anglia 2nd

Men’s Football 3rd 0-0 University of Leicester 3rd

Men’s Football 4th 2-2 University of East Anglia 3rd

Men’s Football 5th 4-3 Bishop Grosseteste University 2nd

Men’s Football 6th 1-2 Newman University 2nd

Mixed Golf 1st Lost due to walkover v University of East Anglia 2nd

Women’s Hockey 1st 0-1 University of Lincoln 1st

Netball 2nd 5-54 University of East Anglia 2nd

Netball 3rd 11-47 University of Bedfordshire 2nd

Women’s Rugby 1st 10-43 Staffordshire University 1st

Men’s Rugby 2nd 17-45 University of Birmingham 4th

Men’s Rugby 3rd 5-12 University of Leicester 3rd

 

Posted on Friday 3rd November 2017

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