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Team UniSA SUG 2017 Wrap-Up

Posted By UniSA Sport on 10/07/2017

The UniSA lacrosse team won a bronze medal at the Southern University Games last week in the highlight for Team UniSA.

Fifty-five students represented UniSA at the Games in Geelong, with some mixed results amongst the team.

After narrowly missing out on the gold medal match by losing their semi-final by just one goal, the lacrosse team bounced back in the bronze match beating Australian Catholic University 18-15.

Lacrosse team manager and player Luke Oswald said the team was really pleased with the week, “we played against some pretty strong opposition, so we were happy to finish on a high note and come away with a medal in our first time at the Games,” Oswald said.

“Being the first time there we didn’t know what to expect, but everyone loved it all and it exceeded expectations.

“We are already talking about next year and aiming for a higher finish.”

A fifth place in women’s basketball was the next best result for UniSA.

After a lot of tight games and close losses throughout the week, they won their final game 51-45 against Deakin 2.

The mixed ultimate team battled bravely through wet and woolly Geelong conditions during the week to finish seventh overall.

They had a 13-4 win in their final game against Flinders University, finishing as the top ranked South Australian team.

In men’s basketball UniSA finished in ninth place, having a big 54-33 win against Victoria University 2 in their final match.

Already qualified for the Australian University Games later this year, the men will be hoping to improve their placing.

It was a difficult week for the netballers, who finished 10th after facing tough and more experienced opposition all week.

Their highlight was an 18 goal win Deakin 2 on Wednesday.

In Geelong it was a tough competition for the tennis men too, with Brandon Wall doing the best for Team UniSA, finishing 12th.

Overall, UniSA finished 10th per capita, ahead of the two other South Australian universities.

Preparations for the Australian University Games on the Gold Coast in September this year are already underway, and Team UniSA are working hard to improve on their results at the SUG’s.

To find out more information about the AUG’s and to express your interest in representing Team UniSA on the Gold Coast, click here.

Written by Kirralee Thomas