High scoring #TeamDMU welcome the new sports season with a bang
It had promised to excite and on Wednesday afternoon, #TeamDMU did not disappoint as they welcomed the return of British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) season with a series of dazzling displays.
De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) sports clubs recorded emphatic results with Women's Football Second Team and Men's Table Tennis stealing the headlines.
DMU Women's Football Second Team were hoping for a non-repeat of last season’s bottom-placed finish when they faced Nottingham Trent University Fourth Team at Beaumont Park in BUCS Midlands Division 4A.
Not only did they secure their first ever victory in BUCS, but they doubled their goal tally for the whole of last season, with an 8-1 thrashing of their opponents.
Club chair and second team player Tyler Kent, said: “The girls put in so much work for this game and have thoroughly prepared themselves, which makes the win even more deserved.
“With the help of our brand new coach and dedicated players, it was great to see all of our hard work pay off.”
Picture: DMU Women's Football Club Second Team defeated Nottingham Trent 8-1 to secure their first ever BUCS win.
Table Tennis travelled away to face University of Northampton First Team and won every single game as they overcame their opponents 17-0 to make their mark in BUCS Midlands Division 3A.
Club Chairman Sam Henderson, said: "It was a brilliant performance from the team, especially considering it was the first bucs fixture in our history.
"We won 17-0 and between the 4 players of our team only dropped 2 sets throughout the whole match."
DMU Women's Hockey who were BUCS Cup finalists and league winners of last season, kept their winning run going as they defeated Oxford Brookes University Third Team 2-1 in BUCS Midlands Division 3B to get their season up and running.
Jessica Duffy, Women’s Hockey First Team captain, said: “Our first BUCS game in a higher league was always going to be tough, but we were confident that the work with our coach would pay off.
“There was excellent work on and off the ball from our new squad, with great saves from our keepers.
“We went out with a positive attitude and our strong performance made us the better team on the day.
“I was extremely proud to come away from the game with our first three points and a 2-1 victory over a team who were two leagues above us last year. We are looking forward to gaining more points throughout the season.”
Picture: DMU Women's Hockey Club won their first game of the season 2-1 v Oxford Brookes University Third Team.
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Men’s Hockey First Team also overcame rivals University of Leicester First Team 6-1 to sit top of BUCS Midlands Division 3B.
Another of #TeamDMU’s league winners from last season, DMU Netball First Team overcame Nottingham Trent University Second Team 40-34 at the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre.
First team captain, Ella Boon, said: “It was such a close game throughout, but we managed to pull through in the last quarter using our skill and determination to win by six goals.”
Picture: DMU Netball First Team who were promoted last season, won their opening BUCS fixture 40-34 v Nottingham Trent University Second Team.
It was also a happy day for both the Third and Fourth Team as they overcame University of Northampton Third Team 26-25 and University of Chester (Shrewsbury) 47-3 respectively.
Third team captain, Zoe Buxton, said: “A great first game back with a fight to secure our first BUCS win.
“The team can’t wait for the rest of the season.”
Fourth team captain, Danielle Rowley, said: “Such a smashing result for our first game back as a team.
“We are looking forward to continue developing as a squad throughout the season.”
Picture: DMU Netball Fourth Team after their emphatic 47-3 victory at the QEII on Wednesday afternoon.
In the big clash of the day, DMU Men’s Football First Team defeated Mens Football Third Team 3-0 at Beaumont Park in BUCS Midlands Division 4B.
In the late fixtures at the QEII, Men's Volleyball thrashed Nottingham Trent University First Team in straight sets, while Men's Basketball Second Team were unlucky to be defeated, narrowly losing out in the final set against the University of East Anglia Second Team. The score finished 64-59.
In BUCS Week 1, #TeamDMU secured a 52% win percentage, with 17 victories, 15 defeats and the 1 draw.
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Posted on: Friday 13 October 2017