BUCS Round Up Week 7
23 November 2017 - Sean Freer
Leeds Beckett’s Ladies strut their stuff for This BUCS Girl Can Week's special Wednesday fixtures
Lacrosse dominate in emphatic BUCS trophy victory
Beckett’s Lacrosse first team showed they are a force to be reckoned with an emphatic 23-0 win over the University of Glasgow in the BUCS Lacrosse trophy.
The Bears were ruthless from the outset, scoring three early goals in as many minutes, setting the tone in a one sided affair.
From there, Beckett continued their early dominance doubling their rout to 6-0 within the opening 10 minutes and were scoring for fun throughout the first half.
The second half proved to be a reflection of the first, with Beckett running riot again throughout.
Despite the best attempts of a pitch-invading Jack Russell, even the little canine couldn’t halt Beckett’s hot streak as the home side ran out 23-0 winners over Glasgow to advance to the next round of the BUCS Lacrosse Trophy.
Well done to the Lacrosse ladies on a huge win and best of luck for next week’s league fixture away to the University of Newcastle.
Football – Trent prove 2 much for Beckett’s 2’s
Beckett’s 2’s suffered an agonising 3-2 defeat to rivals Nottingham Trent University in the BUCS Football Trophy.
Beckett started the affair as strong as the wind but it was Trent who drew first blood, scoring from close to go 1-0 up.
Undeterred by the goal disadvantage, Beckett continued to press and were rewarded with an equalizer, a rocket header from Beckett’s Bryony Hanson. Hanson’s header making it 1-1 at half time
Beckett came out all guns blazing in the second half, Hanson bagged her second of the match, reaping the rewards off of another Beckett free kick to put the hosts up 2-1.
The home side’s advantage proved to be short-lived, however, as a hard-pressing Trent side were rewarded with a crucial equalizer.
From there the away side took advantage of their goal, going close to regaining the lead on several occasions before
Beckett were determined to not give up on the contest, going close to scoring on a couple of occasions but it was too late too late for the team as they lost out 3-2 to Trent in the Cup.
Best of luck to the girls as they return to their league fixtures next week where they travel to Wales to take on Bangor University.
Beckett Hockey still in search of their first win
Beckett Hockey’s 1st team are still looking for their first win of the season after losing out 3-0 to high-fliers University of Birmingham.
The Beckett ladies have had a tough start to their campaign in the BUCS North A competition and it didn’t get any easier against an in-form Birmingham side.
Despite an amazing defensive effort from the Beckett Ladies, Birmingham’s relentless pressure told when they opened their scoring account quarter of an hour into the contest.
Beckett continued their defiant defence but the Brummies scored again to give them a 2-0 lead at half time.
The home side continued to show an encouraging display, going close on several occasions to scoring but were unlucky in front of goal.
Birmingham rounded off the match with another goal, but a spirited effort from Beckett leaves the Ladies with a lot to look forward to in their next fixture against Loughborough next week.
Beckett Tennis serve up two impressive wins
Two of Beckett’s Tennis teams netted themselves emphatic victories in this week’s BUCS wins.
Beckett 1’s enjoyed a 10-2 rout over Scottish rivals St Andrew’s University in their BUCS North A League contest.
The first team have extended their lead at the top of the table with their impressive display and are now six points clear of their nearest rivals Durham, who Beckett will face next week at home for their top of the table clash, kick-off 1pm.
Meanwhile Beckett’s 2’s stole the show with a 12-0 rout over the University of Sheffield’s 2nd team.
Beckett made short work of their South Yorkshire counterparts, extending their impressive start to the season.
The 2’s now sit top of the table in the BUCS Northern 2B League and will face Sheffield’s 1st team next week in another top of the table encounter for Tennis’ Ladies teams, kick-off 11:30am.
Water Polo make a splash in victory over Durham
Beckett’s Water Polo scored a massive victory over Durham in their BUCS Wednesday encounter this week.
Beckett ran out 11-6 winners against Durham’s 3’s in their Northern League 2B encounter, a crucial victory for the team.
The Bears have now won two of their opening four matches and drew with Newcastle 6-6 in their last match.
Beckett will be looking to continue their winning form and climb the table next week when they take on 3rd place Northumbria in Beckett’s Match of the Week, kick-off 3pm, Carnegie Swimming Pool.
Well done to all our ladies teams who competed this week
Women’s 1’s vs Glasgow 2’s 23-0
Women’s 4’s vs Teesside 1’s 58-38
Women’s vs Stirling 35-10
Women’s 1’s vs St Andrews 10-2
Women’s 2’s vs Sheffield 12-0
Women’s 1’s vs Durham 3-1
Women’s 1’s vs Durham 11-6