Kicking off day two in Bunbury for Western Uni Games, the women’s volleyball team (Lead by Western Uni Games team captain Desiree Tan) had an early fixture braving the morning chill to win 2-0 against Murdoch. While UWA 2 comfortably defeated Curtin in straight sets. A late afternoon match against the undefeated Notre Dame, sees UWA1 progress through to the final after a 2-0 win.
In the men’s competition coach Stephen Raovic lead last year’s silver medallists to tough wins against Murdoch and Curtin to progress through to the final, where they will take on Curtin in a repeat of last years grand-final. UWA2 will play off for bronze against Murdoch.
The beach volleyball teams started strong with UWA1 undefeated with six games scheduled across the day. The teams finished third and fifth in their pool respectively with UWA1 set to play off in the semi-final early on day three.
After a well fought two days, the women’s netball team have failed to secure a top two finish, with tough competition from Murdoch and Curtin preventing them from securing a place in the national competition this September. While the mixed team had a better second day with one from three and will play off for bronze tomorrow.
The Lawn bowls finished up early this afternoon following a relaxed two days of competition at the Bunbury Lawn Bowls club. The UWA boys took home the silver against Curtin, who were the only other university in the contest.
In ten pin bowling, the star of the teams 2016 Australian University Games campaign Daphnee Oh continues to ‘bring it’ with the team progressing through to the final with 4 wins and 2 loses so far across the week.
Touch Rugby had a win against Notre Dame early on in the day, progressing through to the Semi Final at 3pm where they dominated Curtin to secure a spot in the grand final against ECU.
Futsal continued their dominance of the court with a 9-4 win against Murdoch, before being pipped at the post by ECU in game two. They did manage however to hold onto second place and will be playing off for gold in what is shaping up to be one of the best matches of the week.
In basketball the women’s side suffered a heartbreaking loss to Notre Dame, after coming back from 12 points down at half time to finish on a score of 19-22, before a 7pm fixture saw them take ECU 29-32 to finish in second place on the table.
The mens team head into finals undefeated beating Curtin 45 – 22 late yesterday afternoon to go through to a 4pm grand final against ECU.
Lets go Team!