The University Blacks thumped
a hapless Mazenod side by 113 points to cement 3rd spot on the VAFA Premier B ladder, setting up a semi-final against Caufield Grammarians next weekend. The Blacks lead from the off, kicking five goals to none in the first quarter, though Mazenod pulled two goals back in the second term. An astonishingly one-sided final quarter saw the Blacks kick eleven goals to Mazenod's two, as the final scores read University Blacks 22.20 - 152 to Mazenod 6.3 - 39.
In a much tighter affair, the University Blues edged
Old Scotch 10.13 - 73 to 8.15 - 63. Despite a close first quarter, which finished 9 points to 8, the Blues kicked five goals in the second term to take a 21-point lead into half time. Despite kicking only four goals to Old Scotch's five across the second half, the Blues held on for a 10-point victory to finish a solid 5th in the William Buck Premier division. Kirk Mahon and Ayce Cordy were among the bests for the side.
In Gridiron, the Melbourne University Royals
produced another solid performance to push its winning streak to four games, beating
rivals Monash Barbarians 40 - 2.
Despite losing its preliminary final against City West Falcons 58 to 63, Melbourne University Lightning
can look back with pride on a fantastic home and away season. Highlights include a second-round victory
against next week's grand finallists Geelong Cougars, two wins over eventual grand finalists City West Falcons, and a record-breaking 70-point win
over the Selkirk Sovereigns. The side finished as minor premiers
, recording the most points scored and least points conceded in the league.
The final round of the Division 1 Lacrosse
season saw the senior Men's side cruise to victory against Caufield. Despite three close quarters, a dominant 7 goals to nothing third term was enough to seal a 15 - 5 win for Melbourne University, earning the side a 5th-placed finish
. It was much-loved coach Nathan Hunter-Gerber's final match in charge
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