#TeamDMU had mixed success throughout Friday and the weekend and have a lot of work to do to catch up with rivals University of Leicester in the annual Varsity competition.
There were points gained in Futsal, Archery and Trampolining thanks to fine efforts from our teams, adding crucial points to the scoreboard. The Jiu Jitsu team was also awarded a point after UoL forfeited the match due to a no-show.
But DMU trail by 15 points, with the score leading into Monday night’s fixtures standing at 22-7 to UoL.
On Friday night, three Futsal fixtures took place at DMU’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre with the Men’s 1st and 2nd teams and the Women’s 2nd team competing in front of a big crowd.
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The Men’s 2nd team recorded an impressive 4-1 victory but it wasn’t such good news for the Men’s 1st and Women’s 1st teams who lost their extremely tense matches 8-4 and 3-2 respectively.
The action continued into the weekend with Jiu Jitsu up first, but no team from UoL meant DMU was awarded the point.
Brilliant support at the swimming urged the team on but DMU were unable to catch UoL. Squash also enjoyed a big support from other varsity teams but despite the strong showing DMU were unable to secure a Varsity point.
All was not lost however, as the Archery team celebrated a convincing 8-2 win and the Trampolining team also bounced their way to victory late on Saturday evening.
Sunday was a disappointing day for DMU, with losses in American Football, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse and Mixed Hockey.
Going in to Week Two of Varsity 2018, #TeamDMU need to pull together and bring their A game in order to catch up with UoL who are currently leading 22-7.
Tonight sees the men and women’s first teams competing in Hockey, Volleyball and Football.
Posted on Monday 12th March 2018