Team Surrey add League Titles to Successful Season
20 March 2012
Last Wednesday saw no less than 16 wins for Team Surrey clubs, including three more league titles to add to the growing list for the 2011/2012 season.
The possibilities were complicated for several teams before matches began on Wednesday morning- several teams were in contention for league wins but needed various situations to occur for success. Men’s Rugby 1st had already been crowded champions of their league so other clubs were looking to emulate this.
Men’s Football 3rd hit the road needing a win away to Royal Holloway, which may have turned out to not be enough should the Men’s 4th side fail to defeat Kingston. But Team Surrey completed what was an unlikely task on the day, with the 4th team beating Kingston 4th 0-2, leaving the 3rd team to record a 2-5 win and take the title.
Women’s Fencing 1st have enjoyed an unbeaten season thus far and therefore went into their away match at Sussex 1st full of confidence. Their opponents were equal on points with the Team Surrey, but our ladies had the comfort of a match in hand to ease the pressure. Little did that matter though as Sussex crumbled to a 106-127 defeat, proving why Team Surrey were worthy league champions!
Another club to enjoy an unbeaten league campaign are the Women’s Hockey 1st side. A draw would have been enough to secure their league win, knowing that they faced a top of the table clash with Brighton in their final fixture. Not wanting to simply hold back for a draw, Team Surrey ran out comfortable 5-0 winners against LSE 1st and picked up the title.
It was also a very promising week for Women’s Badminton 1st. After defeating Royal Holloway 1st 8-0 in the league on Wednesday afternoon, they travelled to Essex in the cup on Saturday and secured a tight semi-final win- Team Surrey’s 5th club to progress to BUCS Cup Finals this season!
Aside from Wednesday’s BUCS action the Rowing contingent of the Team Surrey Boat Club hit the water to take part in the ‘Head of the River Race’ in Putney- the world’s largest rowing event with 450 crews taking part. A superb performance from the boys saw them register the Club’s best ever finish in the event, taking 93rd place and making them the 13th quickest university team in the UK!
Our Trampoline Club returned for the University of Essex Open competition with a tidy collection of 8 medals including a synchro gold for Sarah McDougall and Zoe Pounce, intermediate gold for Greg Entecott and novice gold for Luke Pierce. Team Surrey also picked up one silver medal and two bronze for their efforts.
Team Surrey’s Ultimate (Frisbee) 1st side qualified for division 2 nationals after taking 6th place in their competition last week, with the 2nd team taking the spoon!