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Uni Games Wrap

Posted By Sports Development Officer on 12/07/2017

With the Southern Uni Games drawing to a close, our teams look back at what was a successful week. We had seven teams represent The University of Adelaide, and of those seven, four walked away with medals.

Basketball

Our Basketball boys got off to a hot start with a strong 20 point win over La Trobe. In the second, against the must beat Swinburne Uni, the boys got the job done with a massive win.

On day two, the Basketball boys have tasted defeat for the first time for the week. They gave RMIT a 10 point head start and the margin remained all game. Unfortunately it didn't get any better in game two of the day, going down to Monash 44-65.

Day three was a return to form for the Basketballers, defeating VU. Unfortunately they did struggle in the second game of the day against Deakin as the week started to take its toll.

Progressing to the Quarter Finals, the team rose again to put pressure first place finishers Swinburne. Going into the last quarter only four points down, the team had the chance. Unfortunately Swinburne came out with the first six points of the quarter, and it was too much to overcome.

With the last day becoming a placing day, our boys took to the court against Deakin. Deakin came out in a full court press and in a heartbreaking finish, the team lost by two points and were relegated to a 7th v 8th playoff. The team found out they had to play Deakin's II in the final. There was a pre-game chat between both sides, and a few rules would be enforced. Only three point shots were allowed, you had to shoot with the non preferred hand, and excessive celebrations were expected. Our boys got very unlucky and ended up losing on a foul shot after the buzzer.

Futsal M

The AU Futsal boys got off to a flying start, defeating ACU and keeping them scoreless.
Special mentions to Captain Cowie who scored seven goals. In game two, our boys had a wake up call with a tough loss to Gold Medal favourites, RMIT.

Our boys jumped back on the horse on day two with a dominant performance against Swinburne! Come the end of the day, the boys had to play competition fancies UTAS in back to back games. After struggling to score in the first game, the boys hit back by putting four in the back of the net.

Futsal got off to a tough start on day three, going down to finals bound RMIT, 14-0. Thankfully they responded with a 5-1 win against ACU locking in the bronze medal playoff match on the final day!

With an early start, the boys won a dead rubber against Swinburne, 14-5. In the final game for the week and a Bronze Medal match against ACU, our boys had a blinder and came out on top 9-2 to take the Bronze!

Futsal W

The medal fancied Futsal girls had a bit of a rocky start against rival UTAS, going down 10-4. Thankfully their second game saw a strong 5-1 win against Deakin. In the last game for the day, the girls started to run out of legs and eventually went down to MU 7-4.

The futsal girls had a great day two drawing 5-5 with UTAS and a second win over Deakin, 4-2. These results put the girls into a great position to hopefully medal.

Day three was a good day for the futsal girls! Unfortunately in a must win game, the girls conceded two late goal to draw 4-4 against MU. This followed with a huge 4-0 win against top placed UTAS to keep us in the running for gold. The day ended with another 3-2 win against DEAK.

On the last day of competition saw a do or die clash with MU. With our girls going down 2-0 early, our girls came to life to score two goal in three minutes to set up a dramatic last few minutes. Unfortunately we couldn't find a winner, leaving the game at 2-2. After the scores were in, the girls missed out on the gold medal match by goal difference! In the Bronze Medal match v Deakin, we put that all behind us to take a convincing 3-0 win and another medal to add to cabinet.

Lacrosse

In a first at the Uni Games, Lacrosse made a debut against cross town rivals UniSA. Unfortunately they were too good in the second half and took a four goal win. Luckily in the second clash for the day, our team had a MASSIVE win against ACU.

Day two saw the team have an amazing 1 goal win against Swinburne and followed with a thumping of Swinburne's second team. This placed AU in second position for the upcoming finals.

In the semi, our team came out to play, finally getting the win against cross town rivals UniSA! This took the team to the Gold Medal match against Swinburne, a team they beat earlier in the day by one goal. Unfortunately after holding a two goal lead with four minutes to play, the Swinburne crew put their foot into overdrive to take the game by two goals.

Either way, the team had a fantastic tournament, one player down. A great silver medal performance!

Touch Football

It was a tough start for AU Touch, coming up against a quality Monash outfit, going down 11-10 in a tough contest.

In the second hit out AU Touch just could not stop scoring, with a 13-2 thrashing of Vic Uni! In the last game of the day the team faced a strong Deakin side, after a tight first half Deakin got the best of our team to beat us by 4.

Touch had a very disappointing day two. With a couple of injuries to a couple of key individuals, the team were unable to hold off some tough opposition. Defeats to both Monash teams, 5-8 and 1-9 followed. In the last game of the day, our team had a clash with La Trobe. Unfortunately they went down 12-5.

As day three began, AU Touch had another harsh lesson, being beaten by top ranked Deakin 10-5, in a very competitive game. AU Touch went into a critical back-to-back against Monash II and VU needing nothing short of two wins. Our squad delivered emphatically, winning 14-10 and 9-3 respectively. The pair of results left them with a crucial encounter on day four against La Trobe.

On day 4, AU Touch delivered in it's first game of the day, beating La Trobe 8-5 in a gutsy performance. The result saw them book a Semi Final against Deakin. A slow start followed for AU Touch in their Semi Final against Deakin. It proved way too much to overcome, with the team falling 4-9.

Heading into the Bronze Medal match knowing they had beaten their opposition earlier in the day, AU Touch capped off an impressive final two days of SUG's by beating La Trobe team in a gripping Bronze Medal match, prevailing 9-7.

Ultimate

Ultimate Frisbee got off to a shambolic start this morning sitting on 8-9 in a close contest only to hit the time cap. The team finally woke up and managed to secure a win in their second game 10-4 against Deakin.

Ultimate wrapped up a long 12hr day two with three games. With an early start, our game against RMIT1 ended in a heartbreaking 9-10 loss. They bounced back in the afternoon winning 10-5 against RMIT2 and an easy win 9-5 against ACU.

Day three saw Ultimate going undefeated, starting the day with a 10-6 win against FED. The team finished off with an absolutely clinical 13-4 win against Deakin.

Ultimate finished off their last game with Fed U with their signature slow start before hitting back and getting level. Unfortunately the game ended with a loss 9-12.

Volleyball

It was a rough start for AU volleyball, against MU with a three set loss. With the team improving the second game saw the team go down in 3 sets.

Day two of the week saw our Volleyball team have a break through win! It was an epic 5 setter against RMIT. Unfortunately in the last game of the night, Deakin got over the line against our girls in 3 sets.

Day three saw them up against LTU, showing some fight, they went down in three. In the second game for the day, there were a lot of strong points against UTAS, but in the end they came out on top.

On the last day of the comp, our Volleyball girls unfortunately lost both games, but managed to take a set off of RMIT before going down. The girls definitely showed fight in them right to the end!