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day three uni games

Day Three Uni Games Sydney

[Posted: 2 Oct 2014]

With day three in full swing, men's badminton took out two confident wins against RMIT and NCLE, both by over 100 points. Up against Melbourne University, tipped to be the toughest competition at the 2014 Uni Games, saw Daniel Fan play an intense round of singles in a tiebreaker set and narrowly defeated Melbourne University’s number one seed. Unfortunately the boys couldn't quite stand up to the onslaught of their opposition, eventually going down to Melbourne 246-208. The team will play UWA next to see if they can qualify for the semi- finals. 

The Women’s Badminton team took out RMIT in a close game before giving Adelaide University a baddy lesson, winning 203-102. Next up they will face Macquarie University in the quarter finals.

Ultimate suffered a heartbreaking loss 6-9 against Macquarie meaning the team will be playing off in the group for places 9-16. The team bounced back in the second game of the day, with an intense game against co-host University of Technology Sydney (UTS). It was off to a shaky start with Curtin down 3-6, but the team rallied finishing the game with a dominate 11-8 score line.

The cricket team led a close match against Monash 188-173 in their final pool match. The boys are third in their pool and a more favourable draw on day four, where they hoping to show Melbourne a run for their money.  

The Basketball Men went down 41-75 to the Victorians in their first game of the day. Up against Queensland University of Technology, a three point shot on the buzzer from Nathan Berryman, placed them a draw. With two games left in the preliminary pool matches, the men’s basketball team is still in the running to play for the finals.

Swimming kicked off with the “Splash and Dash,” 50 m Freestyle heats on Wednesday morning. The boys missed out on finals with Ali Isphanani placing 28th and Jordan Solly swimming a personal best and finishing 43rd. Gianna finished the 50 m freestyle event ninth and just missed out out on a medal in the 50 m Butterfly by 0.2 of a second. Jiorja Ralston made the final in the 400 freestyle, finishing ninth overall. 

On the track, Rebecca del Pup’s 200 m semi-final was a “blink and you’ll miss it” moment with an extra fast heat pounding the track for a spot in the final. She was happy with her run, given the caliber the race, finishing in 12th place. Melissa Howard was also in action, claiming 11th in the Javelin.

After a disappointing start to the Sydney Games, the lawn bowl boys defeated La Trobe 2-1 securing the team fourth place in their pool and a chance to play off for medals. 

Women's volleyball took on co-host UNSW winning 3-0 despite the opposition's home court advantage. It's been a tough competition for the girls but they are hoping to improve their standing in the final two days of the competition. 

The ten pin team asserted their dominance and bowled some great wins in division one defeating Murdoch, The University of WA, Edith Cowan and ECU, 4-1. In their final game of the day, Monash came in strong and took out the ten pin bowlers. Curtin heads into day four hoping to place in the top four.