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BUCS Big Wednesday: University of Exeter Sports Teams Take on the Nation's Best!

It was a day to remember as 7 University of Exeter sports teams travelled to Nottingham for the highly anticipated BUCS Big Wednesday. The teams were set to compete against some of the best university sports teams in the country, all aiming to bring home the coveted BUCS gold.

The University of Exeter was represented by the Women's Lacrosse 1s, Women's Hockey 1s, Men's Badminton 1s, Women's Water Polo 1s, Men's Fencing 1s, Women's Lacrosse 2s and Women's Hockey 3s - an impressive feat in itself!

On Wednesday the 15th, the first match of the day saw the Men's Badminton 1st team take on a strong Loughborough 2 in the trophy final. Despite a valiant effort, Loughborough emerged victorious with a 6-2 win. However, Kevin's outstanding singles matches earned him the Player of the Match title - a true testament to his exceptional talent.

Next up, the Women's Hockey 3s faced off against Edinburgh in the trophy final. In a thrilling match, the team put on a fantastic performance and emerged victorious with a 2-1 win, securing the BUCS gold - a well-deserved reward for their incredible season!

The Women's Water Polo 1s went head-to-head against a strong Sheffield side. Despite Exeter's quick lead, Sheffield fought back and clinched the win. Nevertheless, the team should be incredibly proud of their successful season, earning them the BUCS silver.

The Women's Lacrosse 1st and 2nd teams faced off against Nottingham 1s and 2s respectively, and although both teams put up a great fight, the home sides emerged victorious.

In the final of the BUCS hockey championship, the Women's Hockey 1s went up against Nottingham in a fiercely competitive match. With both teams having a large turnout of supporters, the match was played under an incredible atmosphere. Nottingham took the lead early on and maintained it throughout the game, eventually winning 3-2. However, Exeter's late press in the final minutes of the game showed their determination and fighting spirit.

All teams competing at BUCS Big Wednesday have worked incredibly hard throughout the year and should take immense pride in being involved in such a prestigious sporting event.

James Coffin

Sports President 2022/23

Date: 30 March 2023