Netball and Squash extend winning streak to stay top of the table

Netballers from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) have kept their flawless winning streak alive in style with victory over fierce rivals Leicester.

DMU Netball 1st emphatically defeated Leicester University 50-29 joining DMU Men’s Squash 1st as the only DMU teams to continue a faultless start to the British University and College Sports (BUCS) season.

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1st team Captain Imogen Turner said: “We have really gelled well together as a team, which could be seen in all areas of the court.

“In defence we worked extremely well, working together as a unit to keep our oppositions strong Goal Attack away from the post and taking a lot of rebounds.

“Our attacking play worked brilliantly and allowed us to have a lead of 21 goals at the final whistle. We were delighted with the victory.”

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The 2nd team also clinched victory in their league fixture, defeating University of Lincoln 42-27.

2nd team Captain Millie Horn said: “This was a really good win for the team. Our fitness was a strong point with everyone putting 100% in to the game, pushing until the very end.

“It was extremely helpful to have our coach Anne there to give us some great advice and feedback at the end of each quarter.

“It was also great to have the support of the Vice Chancellor on the side lines which really spurred the girls on.”

Men’s Squash 1st faced a tricky tie against University of Birmingham at Leicester Squash Club, but a 3-2 victory gives them a shot at the league title.

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Men’s Basketball 1st overturned a narrow cup defeat to University of Northampton last week, racing to a convincing 65-51 victory over University of Bedfordshire at the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre.

Coach Igor Mirkovic said: “From the very start we looked to control the match with our tactical plays and hard man to man defence.

“Utilising offense tactics, we managed to play as a team whilst still allowing players to express the individuality. Shot selections were excellent; rebounding was strong at both ends of the courts too.

“Even when our form went down, we still managed to maintain the gap with a strong defence, locking down their main players.”

Men’s Football 3rd crushed Cranfield University 5-1 at Aylestone Park with a hat-trick from Callum Baker whilst 4th and 5th teams picked shared the spoils with University Derby 6th and University of Derby (Buxton) 5th respectively.

Men’s Rugby are setting the example, with a clean sweep of convincing victories this week. The 1st XV faced University of Northampton 1st with a comfortable 20-10 victory at Syston Rugby Football Club.

The 2nd and 3rd XV sit mid-table in their divisions after 27-10 and 32-12 wins respectively.

Women’s Lacrosse are now joint top of their division after thrashing University of Northampton 1st 27-6 away from home. They face rivals University of Leicester in their next fixture as they look to continue their impressive season so far.

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Men’s Tennis are also closing in on top spot as they defeated University of East Anglia 5-1 on Wednesday. They lock horns with top of the table Oxford Brookes in a few weeks’ time as they look to express an advantage over their title rivals.

Finally, Men’s Volleyball edged another tight game 3-2 against the University of Nottingham as they close in on the top two in their division.

This week ended with 13 wins for #TeamDMU, 6 draws and 9 defeats, a win percentage of 46%.

This Wednesday, our teams return to BUCS Cup action. You can stay up-to-date with all the action live throughout the afternoon on our Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat accounts. 

Posted on Monday 21st November 2016

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