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#TeamDMU sides shine in the opening round of the BUCS cup

Women’s Rugby Club coolly pushed aside city and league rivals the University of Leicester on Wednesday afternoon, to progress to the next round of the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Midlands Conference Cup.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) Women’s Rugby First Team picked up their second win of the season when they travelled up the road to face their cup opposition in the opening round of BUCS cup fixtures for #TeamDMU. 

Women's Rugby

Pictured: Women's Rugby First Team will compete in the next round of the BUCS Midlands Conference Cup. 

RUGBY

DMU Women’s Rugby Club will be hoping to follow example of their male counterparts this season who picked up DMU’s second ever BUCS cup title last campaign.

The women got their cup campaign off to the perfect start with four tries sealing a 25-10 victory over a side who currently sit bottom of BUCS Rugby Midlands Division 3B.

Kate Whitfield, who captains the DMU Women’s Rugby First Team, said: “I couldn’t be prouder of the team that stepped out of the changing rooms on Wednesday afternoon.

“The game started well with great offloading and communication and soon we scored our first try of the match.

“At each break of play we gave feedback on how to improve and everyone took it on board leading to more tries and fantastic play from the girls.”

The side, who currently sit top of the division, will be hoping that their victory can continue their winning run and help them to further progress in the cup competition.

Kate added: “It was a great atmosphere on the pitch with positivity from start to finish.

“The commitment to training is clearly paying off and our team is going from strength to strength.

“I can’t wait for next week’s game to see how the girls can improve.”

BASKETBALL

Women’s Basketball are one of only seven #TeamDMU sides to have a flawless BUCS record this season and they continued their winning run at Leicester Arena on Wednesday evening.

The Pitbulls faced the University of Wolverhampton 1st team clinching a convincing 70-58 victory.

Team Captain Zahrah Patel said: “It started off tough, but once we got into it in the second quarter and locked them down on defence it was a real confidence boost for the team.

“We dominated them on defence and whatever we did on offence was a bonus.

“It was a very good games and I’m proud of the team and how strongly we finished.”

Elsewhere, Men’s Basketball First Team continued their torrid run of form when they faced Anglia Ruskin University 1st at the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre.

They are yet to win a game this season and a 72-57 defeat means they will not feature in the next round of the Midlands Conference Cup. 

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FOOTBALL

Women’s Football First Team wasted no time in reaching the second round of the cup after a 9-0 thrashing over University of Warwick 2nd.

A win for the Women’s Second Team would have resulted in all an all DMU clash in the next round, but absentees left them short and they took a 9-1 beating from Oxford University 2nd who compete a league higher.

Ellie Compton. First Team Captain said: “I am so proud of the girls after our win. We all pulled together and put in a great team performance.

“To progress in the cup in such a positive manner can only benefit us and our approach to matches in the coming weeks.”

Elsewhere, Men’s First Team overcame Bishop Grosseteste 1st 2-0 and Men’s Fourth Team progress after their opposition failed to field a team.

Women's Football

Pictured: Women's Foobtall First Team progressed to the next round of the cup after winning 9-0 on Wednesday. 

NETBALL

Women’s Netball Second Team secured their first win of the season on Wednesday afternoon defeating Birmingham City University 2nd after extra-time.

Stand in Captain for the fixture Millie Horn said: “This was a much needed win for us which has really boosted team morale. Everyone worked to well as a team, which contributed to the win.

“When it ended as a draw we were all a bit shocked as we had never played in extra-time.

“However, in those 14 minutes our fitness and teamwork really paid off which helped us extend our lead and progress to the next round.”

Netball

Pictured: Netball Second Team won their first game of the season winning their cup fixture after extra-time. 

SQUASH

Men’s Squash Second Team remain unbeaten from five games and are the in-form #TeamDMU side. They defeated Anglia Ruskin University 1st 3-0 in their first ever season competing in BUCS.

THE RUNDOWN

Men’s Badminton 1st 0-8 Aston University 1st

Men’s Badminton 2nd 0-8 Loughborough University 3rd

Men’s Football 2nd 1-8 University of East Anglia 1st

Men’s Football 3rd 1-3 University of Nottingham 4th

Men’s Football 5th 0-4 Brooksby Melton College 1st

Men’s Football 6th 2-3 Cranfield University 1st

Women’s Hockey 1st v Oxford Brookes University 3rd (Rearranged)

Men’s Lacrosse 1st 1-11 Nottingham Trent University 2nd

Netball 3rd 11-46 Birmingham City University 2nd

Netball 4th v Nottingham Trent University 5th (Rearranged)

Men’s Table Tennis 1st 0-6 Nottingham Trent University 3rd

Men’s Tennis 1st 0-6 Loughborough University 4th

Women’s Tennis 1st 4-2 Nottingham Trent University 2nd

Posted on Friday 10th November 2017

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