Volley good show on a difficult day for Chichester students

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The University of Chichester BUCS sports teams had a rare difficult day - with just five wins on a day that saw a number of fixtures called off because of adverse weather.

A number of teams crashed out of BUCS Cup at the last-16 stage, while in the league the women’s football first team lost a close encounter at the Bishop Otter campus.

They lost 1-0 to Bristol after failing to break down resolute opposition.

Success was enjoyed by both volleyball teams in the last 16 of the Conference Cup.

The men turned in an exceptional display to defeat Goldsmiths 3-1 away from home in their first game in the national cup.

After taking the match to three sets, Chichester finally pulled away after a sly tip from Sam Woolley. Consistent service from Ryan Gunner put Chichester further in the lead and some powerful spikes from Jack Lee and Jack Murrell meant Goldsmiths were unable to return the ball.

The final score left Chichester victorious - a very positive start for the men’s team as they start their battle to win silverware.

They face Sussex for a home game in the next round.

Meanwhile, Chichester’s unbeaten netball first team travelled to Oxford University and avenged their cup defeat from last season with a powerful display.

Led by captain Freya Glaseby, they won 45-34 to progress to the trophy quarter-finals.

Another side to march into the cup quarter-finals were the men’s basketball first team, led by an awesome perimeter shooting display from guard Jack Green, who landed eight three-pointers in a 32-point return, Chichester eventual winners 89-63.

See www.bucs.org.uk for all results and tables.