At the end of day two, several teams finished in top two places, sending them straight through to grand finals, including ten pin, touch, women’s and men’s volleyball, and men’s basketball.
With 200km winds forecasted and possible hail expected for the day, several teams played off in early morning fixtures to determine who will progress through to finals with the men’s Futsal final pegged to be the match of the series.
With an easy win against Murdoch to start the day, UWA Futsal went into the final against ECU at 12pm feeling confident (and showing it) with an even 6-6 score at half time. However the dying minutes of the game saw ECU take the cake with a series of quick goals securing them the win.
In Mixed touch, after obtaining a one way ticket to the grand final at the end of day two, UWA took on ECU in a close game, beating the Emus in a showdown at Hay Park.
In the volleyball the women’s and men’s teams played excellent matches with the women’s team beating Notre Dame in straight sets. Speaking after the game, overall captain Desiree Tan said the girls where just happy to back up last year’s efforts. “We didn’t drop a set all week, so we were happy to come away with a win”
The Mixed beach team (1) qualified for the grand final with a win in their final fixture of the competition taking on ECU in a semi-final showdown at 11, before progressing though to the final against Curtin at 2pm, going down in the first set, but winning the second before taking out the third set to take the pennant.
The women’s netball had a win by default in their first fixture of the day with a forfeit from ECU before a win against Notre dame put them back into contention for AUG qualification with Curtin having already qualified. UWA took on Notre dame in the bronze medal match securing a 60-27 win, while the mixed team lost the bronze medal match to come away with fourth place.
In the ten-pin competition, a fairly even first few rounds of play made it anyone’s game, but the Curtin (last year’s AUG champion) broke away to take the gold.
The women’s basketball team have finished in second place on the ladder following a great week with sister duo Natalie and Kristen Teasdale shooting goals on and off the field. (With Kirsten injured prior to the WUG campaign.) The girls won their semi-final going on to play Notre Dame in a nail biter, which saw the score even for most of the match before UWA pulled away in the last quarter to win 49-41.
In the final match of the day the UWA men’s basketball took on ECU in a game tipped to be an easy win for the UWA boys and it was with a xx finish securing us the final pennant for the series and an overall win for Team UWA.
Curtin finished with three pennants for the competition, Murdoch with one and ECU with two while UWA came away with a win on a total of 6 pennants.
Congratulations to the Team on such a great week of play!
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