An inspired performance from a De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) Women’s Hockey player has taken her side another step closer to cup glory.
Lisa Van Hasenbroek scored four times in a 5-1 victory over Nottingham Trent University 4th, propelling her side into the British University and College Sports (BUCS) Conference Cup quarter-finals.
The victory comes on an afternoon which saw another eight TeamDMU sides progress to the next round.
Speaking after the win, Lisa said: “I think the mind set of everyone to play the game is great, everyone wants to work very hard and I think it is because of the first team selection. Most of the time it will motivate people to work harder than they normally do and with this, you will be a stronger team.
“I do still think there is room to improve. I really think we need to pass the ball more, sometimes we walk too long with the ball and it is not always the best thing to do.
“It is important to have as much as we can of the possession, as we learn how to play with each other and you can also have some beautiful hockey for spectators to look at. We are getting better and better, you can see it in the games and it lovely to see how everyone grows so fast.”
Media Secretary and first team player, Lauren Dewar said: “This season has very much taken a different approach. We have been lucky enough to be given strength and conditioning sessions and we also have a new coach.
“Our coach David has provided each and every one of us with individual challenges to improve, as well as team goals to ensure that we move forward as a unit.
“Our match play has shocked us as we never expected to do as well as we have been. However, it’s a great achievement to see our hard work pay off and we look forward to our next few matches, as we hope to remain top of our league.”
DMU rugby stars try, try and try again to claim first win of the season
Netball and Squash extend winning streak to stay top of the table
Badminton smash their way into the next round
Elsewhere, Netball 1st 100% winning record came to end as they were defeated 39-30 by the University of Nottingham 2nd.
The tight game highlights the quality of this seasons Netball 1st side who currently sit top of Midlands Division 4B, whereas their opposition hold top spot in Midlands Division 2A.
They will return to league action this Wednesday against bottom of the table University of East Anglia, as they look to increase their advantage at the top of the table over Nottingham Trent 3rd, who they’ll face in a grudge match a week later.
The winning run also came to end for DMU Men’s Squash 1st who were convincingly defeated by University of Nottingham 3rd, who sit top of their league.
They will look to overturn fortunes this Wednesday as they face each other again in the league, at Nottingham’s David Ross Sports Village.
Meanwhile, Netball 3rd (pictured), net a place in the quarter-finals with a devastating 40-13 victory over Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge) 3rd.
The side will look to close the gap on top of league Coventry 3rd on Wednesday at the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre when they return to league action.
Men’s Football 1st will have to wait until January to face University of Lincoln 1st, after their opposition were unable to travel on the day.
However, it was a magical cup day for the 3rd and 4th sides who both claimed victory on penalties against Birmingham City University 1st and 2nd.
Callum Baker continued his fine scoring form for the 3rd team with yet another hat-trick, making him the clubs top scorer so far this season.
It was a derby day victory for Men’s Badminton 1st, who continued their fine form with a 5-3 victory over University of Leicester 2nd, to progress to the next round.
Men’s Rugby 1st XV claim the title of the comeback kings after overturning a 14-3 half-time deficit, to beat University of Birmingham 2nd XV; 20-14.
It wasn’t a happy day for the Men’s Rugby 2nd and 3rd XV’s however, who exit the cup after losing to Birmingham City 1st and University of Birmingham 2nd respectively.
This week #TeamDMU secured 9 wins and 11 defeats with a win percentage of 45%. The quarter-finals of the cup will take place at a date to be confirmed in January 2017.
Victories for Men’s Badminton 1st, Men’ Rugby 1st and Women’s Rugby 1st, earnt them 6 BUCS points each for #TeamDMU.
This Wednesday, our teams return to BUCS league action. You can stay up-to-date live throughout the afternoon on our Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat accounts.
Posted on Monday 28th November 2016