Team UWA wins have kept rolling in on the penultimate day of the Australian University Games at the Gold Coast.
Our women’s hockey team was feeling strong and it showed, with two wins under their belt by the end of the day. The squad defeated University of Sydney 3-2 and University of Canberra 2-1, with the second goal scored by Jessica Butterworth in the game’s final minute. In men’s hockey, UWA battled to a half time score of 0-2 behind WA opponent Curtin University, but turned it around spectacularly to finish the game on 4-2.
At Alabaster Playing Fields, our women’s ultimate team smoked Swinburne University of Technology 15-0, and then took out the win against Deakin 7-6; well earned after they had lost to Deakin earlier in the week 4-13. Learning from the earlier duel, UWA worked hard, changed strategy and reaped the rewards. Men’s ultimate played Curtin and beat them on universe point 13-12.
Our undefeated men’s beach volley pair have coasted into the quarter final after smashing Curtin University. Men’s badminton also found success against Bond 5-0 and they now hope to finish at the top of their pool.
The athletics team took on two finals today and gained podium finishes with Katherine Sparrow earning herself silver in the 400m hurdles final (including a personal best of 62.091 seconds) and Jesse Hunt taking home bronze for the 5000m final.
Indoor, our men’s futsal team played against another home-state contender in Notre Dame and won 9-2. They now have their sights set on division 2 gold tomorrow.
At the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, our UWA cheer team, the Queens, performed in Group B and placed second after a dazzling display of skill and strength.
We wish all teams in finals the best of luck, and congratulate those not in finals for a fabulous week of play.
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