Sporting success as Surrey students book places at Conference Cup finals
16 March 2011
A superb week of sport at the University of Surrey saw no fewer than five teams book a place in the BUCS Conference Cup Finals, which are due to be held at Surrey Sports Park on Wednesday 23 March from 12.00pm.
Both men’s fencing teams, the women’s rugby first team, the women’s tennis team and the men’s volleyball team will compete against other Universities from the south for a chance to be crowned Conference Cup champions. The men’s golf team may also join the teams at the finals with their semi-final due to take place this week.
Surrey proved they have some of the finest fencers in the south with both the men’s first and second fencing teams securing an all Surrey Conference Cup final! The first team beat Brunel 1s 135-116 and the second team beat higher placed Portsmouth 1s 134-106, setting up what’s set to be a remarkable final between the first and second Surrey teams. The Fencing final is due to start at 4.00pm.
The women’s rugby first team setup a final versus Middlesex 1s after an impressive 40-20 win over Sussex firsts, with their final due to kick off at 3.30pm.
In tennis, the women’s first team beat Royal Holloway 2s 8-4 to secure a final against the London School of Economics first team, with their match due to start at 3.30pm.
Finally men’s volleyball beat East London firsts 2-1 and now face either Kings or Essex 1s in the 4.00pm final.
There was heartbreak for the Surrey men’s badminton 1s who narrowly missed out on a place in the final on rubbers after a 4-4 draw with Sussex. In squash, the men’s second team went out in the semi-finals, going down 4-1 at Essex. The women’s badminton team also missed the chance to compete in the finals with a 5-3 loss away to Brighton.
Elsewhere in BUCS competition, the women’s netball first team won their league with one game to spare. Surrey, who this year are coached by Surrey Storm captain Tamsin Greenway, won the South East Conference 3A after securing a 35-34 victory away to Portsmouth 2s. The team were crowned champions with one game still to play, with a current unbeaten record of eight wins and a draw.
The BUCS Conference Cup Finals will be held at Surrey Sports Park on Wednesday 23 March from 12pm. Please come along and give all Surrey teams your best support.
On the following Wednesday 30 March, Surrey Sports Park will also be hosting the Varsity Games between the University of Surrey and Kingston University.
Surrey will take on Kingston in a host of sports including badminton, basketball, boat, canoe, polo, cheerleading, fencing, football, golf, hockey, jiu jitsu, netball, rugby, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball and more. Last year’s competition ended in a tie, so both Universities will be looking to lift the trophy for the first time this year.