Day three has been close to perfect for Sydney University at Eastern University Games (EUG), with teams backing up day one and two in an even greater fashion.
The women’s basketball team set the tone for day three in their round of 16 clash against AVON. Sydney Uni never allowed their opposition to get comfortable which resulted in an emphatic 62-24 win. This form of play carried into the quarter final game against a formidable OTU side. The first half was an extremely close affair but once again, the students picked up the tempo in the second half and came away with a solid 49-30 victory. The team will face UNSW in tomorrow’s semi-final.
The men’s basketball started their day off with the quarter final clash against an extremely strong OTU. The pace of the game was fast, with OTU pushing every single attack and in return was rewarded with a 10 point lead going into the second quarter. The second quarter was all about Sydney Uni clawing themselves back into the game and by half time the game was even. The second half was even, with each team trading buckets leading into the fourth quarter. The Sydney Uni team kept their composure, got some great defensive stops and finished off their offensive chances to take the win 46-40. The men will face MQU in tomorrow’s semi-final clash.
The men’s futsal suffered a heartbreaking 5-4 loss in this morning’s round of 16 clash against ACPE. The game ebbed and flowed and the ACPE goal keeper made some excellent saves in the last few minutes of the game to give ACPE the win. The futsal men will play for 9/10 tomorrow.
The women’s futsal have had a dream EUG so far. The team remains undefeated thanks to their 5-2 semi-final win over ACU. The team has booked themselves into the gold medal match against UNSW tomorrow, in what promises to be a cracker of a game.
Women’s netball continues their complete domination in the competition, sailing into the semi-finals tomorrow. The team had 54-8 and 54-12 victories today and will play UC tomorrow.
In a men’s tennis draw that contains 50 participants, reaching the round of 16 is a massive feat. Edward Selig was not intimidated by his round of 16 match up and sailed into the top eight with an impressive 8-5 victory over his UNSW opponent. Edward came up against a very tough UTS opponent in his quarter final match up and could not pull off the upset. Edward will play for position 5-8 tomorrow.
The ultimate frisbee team have continued their dominance in this year’s competition with emphatic 15-8 and 15-3 wins. The team will face ANU in the semifinals tomorrow, in what should be a great game.
Tomorrow is all about the finals and Sydney Uni have seven teams all in the hunt for silverware.
Good luck to all involved!