The weekend kicked off with American Football's first match of the season, playing away against City University. The final score was a 3-16 loss. Despite the lack of game experience, the Freshers showed heart and a great attitude. The team has been back to training this week to learn from their mistakes and get ready for their second game this weekend.
Wednesday started with the Basketball teams playing in front of a home crowd. The women took to the court first, facing their 2016/17 Cup final opponents Sussex. They knew it was going to be a tough game but the Bucks girls had a solid lead by the end of the first half. They managed to hold on to this lead and won the match 68-50. Next up was the Men's Basketball team, also playing Sussex. The game was evenly matched and the lead changed hands throughout the game. Despite Bucks holding the lead going into the last 2 minutes Sussex just managed to steal the victory. The final score was 58-59!
All this week's football matches were also at home this week. Unfortunately, none of the men's teams could secure a win. The women's team, on the other hand, triumphed against LSE, winning 3-1. Bucks Ladies FC are currently sitting 2nd in their League.
Women's Hockey stormed to victory over Brunel, finishing the match with a whopping 11-0 win. The Captain, Tao Warburton, reported that 'everybody played amazingly and I feel like the whole team has gelled really well'. The girls are maintaining their top of the League position as they have not lost a League match so far this season. Unfortunately, Wednesday was a different story for the Men's team as they lost against a strong Surrey team. Sadly neither of the Netball or Volleyball teams finished ahead of their opposition either.
The highlight of the day came from Men's Rugby vs. our Varsity rivals Roehampton. Thanks to the live tweets we were able to keep up with the game. Charlie Cotton, the President and Team Captain, scored a hat-trick and our very own VSPI, Jimi Adeyinka, managed to knock a Roehampton boy unconscious. The game finished 45-30 to Bucks, giving the Bucks Rugby team their second win of the season and second Team of the Week title. Good work boys!