Day 1 at the Eastern University Games in Wagga has seen some great results, setting a solid platform for our 2015 EUGs campaign. Spirits were high and some great performances were shown on the fields, courts and greens.
Both the men and women’s basketball teams have started out the hot favourites, winning all of their games today. The women had three games, winning all three. The men had two games, winning both. The more exciting of their two games was their 54-41 win over CSU. Both teams are looking to build on this great start on Tuesday.
The netball women had a strong start to the day, winning both their games in a convincing fashion. The netball mixed team split games. After a strong win against Avondale, the team faced a tough Newcastle team and went down 19-37.
The futsal women have started their EUG campaign very strongly, posting two wins from two games. The men had a tougher day on the courts losing their first game against ICMS 3-8 and then drawing 3-3 with UC.
The Ultimate team could not have asked for a better start, winning all three of their opening fixtures. The impressive team only conceded 9 points against them over the three fixtures. Their real test will come tomorrow as they face Macquarie and UTS.
Lawn Bowls had a tough day on the green with all three teams defeated. Pierre, the team manager, is confident however, that tomorrow will be a better day.
Our touch teams experienced mixed results, with the women’s team suffering two tight losses. The women’s team, who are gold medal hopes, met with two of the stronger teams. The team will look to regather themselves and post some big wins on Day 2. The men’s team also suffered a 6-2 loss against a strong UTS team; however they swiftly bounced back in their second game of the day to beat ANU 11-2. The mixed team had a perfect start, winning both their games. They beat our friends Cumbo 14-2 and then backed that up against ANU 9-1. All three teams are looking good going into Day 2 and hoping for some more great results.
The volleyball team couldn’t have had a better start, beating both UWS and UNSW convincingly, and are looking good to make semis.
Our individual sports had a cracker start to EUGs, with our very own Alex Livingston leading the men’s golf competition with an 82. This strong performance means the rest of the field are going to have to play catch up if they want to steal his spot.
All four of the tennis men are in the hunt for quarter finals. Htay Atung is first in his pool and so is Thomas Berrigan. Both men need to win one game tomorrow to secure quarter final positions. Paul Southee and Laurence Smith need a big day in order to secure quarter final spots. Day 2 will prove to be a big day for all four men and a very exciting day of tennis.
For a full list of results, follow this link: http://results.unisport.fusesport.com/competitions.asp?id=266
All of our students are having a great time on and off the field, and Day 2 is shaping up to be even better.