Melbourne University Athletics Club stormed the Bundoora Cross Country on Saturday, with Madeline Hills claiming gold with a time of 33:33 in the Open Women’s 10km. Ciara Boyd-Squires Long, Emma Hogan and Anna Louey all impressed again to finish 2nd in the U20 section, solidifying their place on top of the premiership ladder. The Club’s Premier Men finished 5th on the day to stay in touching distance of the top 3, with Nicholas Earl finishing 8th out of 392 in the Open Men’s.
The Premier Men’s Renegades Volleyball team survived a 3rd set fightback to secure a 3-set-to-1 win against Yarra Ranges to hold on to 3rd spot on the ladder after 10 matches. The Premier Women’s side picked up a 3 – 0 win against the Phantoms and also sit 3rd.
Both the Men’s and Women’s Black Angels Basketball teams secured wins over the weekend. The Women’s team won by just a point in a thriller against the Coburg Giants, 72 – 71. Melanie Fidler was a standout performer with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. The Men had a more comfortable win 109 – 81 against the Geelong Supercats, as Nicholas Masunda impressed again with 30 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists.
MU Lightning continued their domination of the VNL with a thumping 56 – 39 win over Peninsula Waves to maintain 1st place on the ladder. Taylin Gourley was immense with 41 points from 47 attempts.
The University Blacks recovered from being 28 points down at quarter time to eventually win 18.12 – 120 to 6.9 – 45 against Ajax FC, with 14 individual goal kickers. Hugh Curnow was best on ground for the Blacks, and Lochie Dornauf kicked another 2 goals to take his tally to 28 with 10 rounds played.
The William Buck Premier Women’s team at the MUWFC earned an emphatic win against Old Xaverians, holding their opponents to just 1 goal for the match to finish 4.12 – 36 to 1.0 – 6. Ruby Grounds was the side’s best player, just a week after captaining the Victorian representative side in Adelaide.
Both the Basketball Club and MUWFC look forward to their respective Pride matches on Saturday 23 June. Click here to find out more about MU Sport’s Pride in Sport program.