The women’s basketball second team, known as the Panthers, defeated Nottingham 48-32Cambridge University Women's Basketball Club

Cambridge’s clubs welcomed the new month of November with wins across the board. From unbeaten streaks to outrageous scorelines, last Wednesday’s (03/11) BUCS fixtures had it all.

CUBaC overcomes Oxford

Cambridge University Badminton Club (CUBaC) hosted Oxford on Wednesday afternoon, emerging victorious with a score of 5-3.

Men’s Captain James Xu and Tom Wade kicked the affair off with a dominant 2-0 win over Oxford pair Andrew Huang and Benjamin Li, but unfortunately fell short against Tom Hadfield and Matthew Cotton in a match that ended on an agonisingly close 20-22 Dark Blue win. Cambridge’s second pair, Richard Parsons and James Pinder, fared the same, losing to Cotton and Hadfield but beating Huang and Li.

As for the singles, Zack Schofield was the man of the moment, winning both of his matches against Oxford’s Atithya Maheshwari and Lucien Mulberg respectively. Cambridge’s Simon St-Amant bested Mulberg yet suffered defeat to Maheshwari, nonetheless doing enough to secure the overall victory.

Xu’s side will turn their attention to the Men’s Midlands Conference Cup next Wednesday (10/11), hosting Derby in the second round of the competition.

Cambridge Panthers dismantle Nottingham

The women’s basketball second team cruised to a 48-32 win over the University of Nottingham in their third fixture of the season.

The Panthers, captained by Malin Schlode, led the first quarter 19-9, while went into half-time with a 32-20 lead. A dominant third quarter saw Schlode’s side extend the margin to 44-24, before ending with a quiet fourth quarter to round the scoring at 48-32.

Looking ahead to next Wednesday, Cambridge will travel to Nottingham in a replay of this week’s fixture to decide a place in the second round of the Women’s Midlands Conference Cup.

Three wins from three for Cambridge lacrosse

Both the Men’s and Women’s Blues, as well as women’s second outfit the Kingfishers, enjoyed victories over East Anglia, Bath, and Exeter respectively.

The men’s side rectified last week’s tight 5-6 defeat to Warwick with a 10-9 victory, leaving them with a win and loss in the early stages of their Midlands Tier 1A campaign.

The travelling women’s teams both put in strong performances, with the Blues obliterating Bath 6-24 in a repeat of their 24-5 win over the same opposition last time out. Leading 1-9 after the first fifteen minutes, it’s safe to say that the tale was written early on. Further south of the country, the Kingfishers secured a tough 15-17 win over then-league leaders Exeter to claim the top spot of the Premier South 2 division for themselves.

Swallows put on scoring clinic to defeat Bedfordshire

Cambridge University Ladies Netball Club’s (CULNC) third team, captained by Georgia Tooth, sailed to a 100-point outing against the University of Bedfordshire, winning 100-13.


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This dominant performance extends the Swallows’ winning streak to three games, after drawing 40-40 with Oxford in their first fixture and beating Leicester in the following matchup.

Tooth’s side will once again take on the Dark Blues next Wednesday in the second round of the EY Midlands Conference Trophy.

CUAFC Men maintain unbeaten record with victory over De Montfort

Cambridge University Association Football Club (CUAFC) Men crushed De Montfort University 5-0 at the Queens’ and Robinson College Sports Ground.

Winger Fortina Oshasha got the Blues scoring underway, after latching on to a slick through ball from Lumi Kanwei to leave the score reading 1-0 at the break.

A more dramatic second half marked its stamp on the game less than ten minutes in, with Cai La Trobe-Roberts doubling Cambridge’s lead with his fourth goal in three games. Winger Brody Wooding unselfishly provided the assist. La Trobe-Roberts then turned his eye to playmaking, setting up Kanwei with a beautiful cross to tuck away his first of the season.

An own goal from the visitors made it four, and substitute Jyortimoy Paul’s conversion secured Cambridge’s fifth and final goal of the day. Kanwei picked up the Man of the Match award.

Following an opening win over Leicester and a subsequent 2-2 draw with East Anglia, victory over De Montfort ensured that Captain Ben Adam’s men kept their unbeaten streak alive, as they currently sit at the top of the Midlands Tier 2B division.

Varsity congratulates all of Cambridge’s clubs on their recent BUCS achievements.