While it was a milder day on the Gold Coast, the Australian University Games continue to heat up as Team UWA edges closer to finals.
Both our men’s and women’s futsal teams continued to display solid skills, with our men downing ECU 10-1 and our women’s team reigning over Charles Sturt University 13-1.
On the beach, men’s volley won both of their games in better than expected conditions. The first match was a tight tussle with Griffith University that came down to one set each and 13-all in the final set, before our boys took it out 15-13. The second game saw UWA take down University of the Sunshine Coast two sets to nil with the quarter final looming tomorrow afternoon.
In more team successes, women’s badminton defeated RMIT 5-0 to go through to the quarter finals, and women’s hockey were on a victory roll conquering Deakin 8-0 and University of Southern Queensland 7-0.
At Wyaralong Dam the men’s lightweight rowing four are looking strong and finished second in the race for lanes. Friday morning the team will take on the final with a good chance of coming away with a medal. Joshua Cribb in the single scull made it into the semi, where tomorrow he hopes to qualify for the final.
On the track Jesse Hunt went out hard after the leader in the 1500m final but couldn't hold the pace, finishing fifth. It was another great effort by Katherine Sparrow in the 100m hurdles final, also placing fifth.
Teams are pumped to end the week on a high and we will know by the end of tomorrow we should know how well UWA will be werepresented in the finals.
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