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Uni Take 7-5 Varsity lead after Hockey

posted 31.03.14 at 4:18pm

Beeston hockey club was the location of perhaps one of the most one dominant victories in Varsity series. Uni would take on Trent in 9 games over the course of the day winning, incredibly, all 9.

The two most important of these victories came in the Mens and Ladies first teams victories over their trent counterparts, securing UNI 2 points in the Varstiy sereis.

The ladies game was up first and the UNI team were dominant right from the off taking control of possession and terrority. It didnt take them long to turn this domination into points taking the lead after just 7 minutes. UNI never looked back and extending their lead at regular intervals running out 7-0 winners.

We spoke to the UNI captain Lucy after the game.

The men were also dominant in their game looking far too powerful and skillful for trent right from the early stages. It was only the Trent keeper who was in great form that kept the score 0-0 in the early stages. UNI would break the deadlock from a short corner which was impressively hit and extended their lead to 2-0 on the stroke of half time. The second half was a slightly more even contest, however Trent could not get back on level terms UNI running out 3-1 victors.

Next up in the Varsity series is Football at Meadow Lane just after easter.

Varsity Tied at 5-5 after Lacrosse and Women's rugby

posted 24.03.14 at 2:34pm


This Saturday saw the return of Varsity with the men's lacrosse and women's rugby fixtures taking place back to back at Trent's Clifton Campus. With the overall Varsity tied at 4-4 before the day both Uni's were looking at taking a commanding two point lead with only three fixtures left.

Men's Lacrosse was up first and Uni started slowly with Trent racing into a 3-1 lead early in the game. After some dominating play from Uni star play Oli Tozer UoN pulled the score back to 5-4 early in the second quarter however this would be as close as they got to their opposition with Trent extending their lead at regular intervals for the rest of the game running out 14-6 winners.

UoN had better luck in the Women's rugby though, an event historically we are very good at. The ladies ran out 32-17 victors leaving the series tied at 5-5.

Next up is Varsity Hockey this Friday at Beeston Hockey Club. Live updates from both the men's and ladies game from 17.00 on @urnsport

Preview Interview for Varsity Netball

posted 13.03.14 at 7:41pm


Varsity Netball takes place tomorrow night, URN Sport interviewed 3 members of the UoN netball team ahead of the clash

If you can't get down to the event follow @urnsport for live updates from the clash.

Uni win Varsity Swimming

posted 13.03.14 at 12:03pm


The University of nottingham are now 4-2 up in this year's Varsity series courtesy of a 143-77 victory in the swimming. We met up with two of the triumphant swimmers after the match

The next Varsity match is this Friday where it is the turn of the Netball. Check out @urnsport on twitter for updates from the game.

Varsity 2014 - Men's Basketball Match report

posted 25.02.14 at 12:15pm

University of Nottingham put Trent in their place as they convincingly beat the men in pink 75-42 in the 2014 Men’s Varsity Basketball fixture.

A capacity crowd of 4,426 people filled the Capital FM Arena to anxiously await the fate of their university team as the University of Nottingham faced up against Trent for the second consecutive year in the massive arena. The opening quarter was far more open than many had predicted with Trent eventually trailing 14-19 after the initial period of play. Some impressive layups by Trent’s McKen had exploited some lackadaisical defence from Coach Richardson’s side, but the crowd were certainly enjoying seeing so many baskets in such quick succession.

The second quarter continued much the same, with the University of Nottingham maintaining their lead with the score at 36-31 at the buzzer. Combination play from pointguard and playmaker Aaron Brown and captain Jeff Smith was really making the difference with fellow guard Zapeta also stamping his mark on the game with a beautiful layup from distance.