Sydney University will be involved in an incredible 14 gold medal games tomorrow after a stellar day of performances at the Australian
University Games.

The following teams will be involved in gold medal play-off games on the fifth and final day of competition: badminton (women), basketball
(men and women), football (men and women), handball (mixed), hockey (men and women), softball (women), tennis (men and women), volleyball (women) and water polo (men and women).

Two teams will play-off for bronze medals tomorrow: baseball and touch football (women).

There were a number of team sport highlights for Sydney University on day four of competition, including:

  • Women’s badminton defeating Melbourne University 3-2 to advance to the gold medal game;
  • Men’s and women’s basketball teams winning by a combined margin of in excess of 50 points in their respective semi-final
    matches this afternoon;
  • Women’s football team winning their semi-final 5-0. The girls have yet to concede a goal all week;
  • Men’s football team scoring a dramatic 4-2 penalty shoot-out win against Monash University, after scores were level after 120
  • Mixed handball’s tight and tense 33-28 semi-final victory.
  • Men and women’s hockey teams comfortable semi-final victories (4-2 and 4-1 respectively).
  • Softball team winning in sudden death extra innings after scores were level after 80 minutes;
  • Men’s and women’s tennis teams advancing to gold medal matches, having yet to lose a team match-up all week.
  • The women’s volleyball team remaining undefeated after a 3-2 victory over Monash University in today’s semi-final;
  • The men’s and women’s water polo teams marching into tomorrow’s gold medal matches with comfortable victories today. Both teams
    remain undefeated.

In other news, the Sydney University athletics team sealed first position in the overall points standings after a phenomenal day of action
that included nine medals.

The day started perfectly when Sydney University claimed the first four positions in the women’s 100m hurdles. Kimberly Watton came first,
Esther Davis (Sydney University EAP scholarship holder) second, Courtney Owens (EAP) third and Ellie Maxton fourth. Hugh Williams (EAP) then claimed bronze in the 5000m men’s race, before Stephen Andreazza (EAP) did likewise in the 200m men’s sprint.

Sydney University was just as dominant in the athletics relays events: 4 x 100m men’s gold, 4 x 100m women’s silver, medley men’s gold and medley women’s gold.  

In swimming Sydney University finished fifth at the end of the three day competition. Today, the following athletes, all EAP scholarship holders,
won medals: Meagan Ramsay – silver (800m freestyle), Mel Houghton – bronze (100m freestyle), Emma Gray – gold (200m butterfly) and Stephen Parkes – bronze (200m butterfly).

The Sydney University fencing team claimed second spot on the ladder after some fabulous day four results. The men’s epee team claimed
gold, while in the women’s novice foil Philippa Childs won bronze.

The judo team also placed second overall. Sydney University athletes claimed gold and bronze in the women’s single event, bronze in the men’s U/81 and U/90 divisions and silver in the O/100 division.

In golf, Sydney University men’s and women’s teams were both just edged out of bronze medal placings to finish fourth after the fourth and
final round.

The Sydney University sailing team finished with a silver medal today after the second and final day of competition.