Day 2: Sydney Uni secure solid placement in pools

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Day 2 saw much success for our teams at Eastern Uni Games in Wollongong. Many teams secured important wins to ensure their pool positioning going into the cross-over stages in the coming days.

Starting early, the Women’s Futsal team matched up with long term rivals from down the road, UTS. Sydney Uni started strong with a couple of early goals, however, were never able to shake the threat of UTS. Some fine goal keeping from Sydney sealed a 5-3 victory, putting the team in a promising position for medal contention. The team also secured a convincing afternoon win against UNDA, with a score of 18-3. Meanwhile, the Men’s futsal team overcame ACPE 6-3, after a close 1-all draw with ACU in the earlier time slots.

Men’s Volleyball continued their successful tournament, while also celebrating the birthday of the Sydney Uni team captain, Anthony Rowda. Rowda was a pivotal player in their 3-0 wins over Western Sydney, Newcastle, and Wollongong Universities. The men’s team have not dropped a set so far this tournament and are strong favourites to take out the gold medal on Thursday. The womens volleyball team continued with the white wash, taking down ANU 3-0.

Outdoor sports battled with rainy conditions, however, still managed to put wins up on the board. Men’s Touch were undefeated throughout the day, as the team looks to secure themselves a top position in the pool after falling in a close match up to favourites Western Sydney in yesterday’s games. Women’s Touch found a huge win over ANU, crossing the line 17 times throughout the game. Ultimate Frisbee also continued the winning trend, securing a 15-5 win over UTS and another 15-6 win over ANU.

Sydney Uni Basketball teams continue to compete with much heart. The men’s team took down the locals from Wollongong Uni, 65-25. While the girl’s team came away with mixed results after a convincing win against ACU, wherein captain Kate Hewett locked in 18 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists and Annobel Starr helped out with an easy 12 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds and a huge 4 blocks. However, the girls unfortunately went down in a physical match up with Western Sydney but are confident that they can get the win should they meet in the finals.

Our Table Tennis stars continue to perform well, with Mei locking in a great 3 out of 3 wins, Cho secured 3 wins and one loss and Ng recorded an even 2 wins and 2 losses. Lawn bowls were delayed by rain which we believe led to their less successful day, but the team is in high spirits and looking to tally some important wins on Day 3.

Day 3 of competition will see teams finalise positions in their pools, while some begin to compete in quarter finals. Tough match-ups are scheduled for Women’s basketball, taking on a strong UTS squad, and mixed netball who will cross over in elimination finals.