University Hockey Match
8th March, Southgate Hockey Club
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Varsity 2014 - Honours Shared as Dark Blues and Light Blues taste success
The University Match honours were shared on a glorious spring afternoon at Southgate Hockey Club. In front of close to 1000 spectators, Oxford's Women reclaimed the varsity crown lost in 2013 with a well fought 3-2 victory over the Light Blues. Cambridge went ahead early with a well executed short corner fixture and looked to take advantage of a hesistant Oxford start. Lizzy Totten rallied her troops throughout the day with a sterling performance in the midfield, and it was yet another incisive...
Oxford Announce Varsity Squads
Blues' Captains Rupert Allison and Lizzy Totten have announced line ups which both feature a significant number of returning Blues, as Oxford seek to regain the Aberdeen Asset Management Varsity Match Trophies.
(† denotes returning blue)
1. Michael Fernando (Kingston Grammar School, St Catherine’s) (GK)
3. Augustus Kennedy (Magdalen College School, Kellogg) †
4. Oliver Sugg (Royal Grammar School Guildford, Wadham) †
5. Sam Mallinson (Magdalen College School, Brasenose) †
6. Oliver Lobo (Birkdale School, Worcester)...
Cambridge Announce Varsity Squads
The Cambridge Women’s Blues are a relatively inexperienced side, with only 6 returning Blues selected by coach Asif Rais. Skipper Clare Parrish will lead from the back alongside veteran defender Ellen Nuttal-Musson, with vice-captain and goalkeeper Emma Channon returning to start her second Varsity match. England U-21 full-back Lily Elliott will add international class to the Blues defensive line-up, while Sophie Cooke and Rozzie Marshall have made the step-up from the 2
XI to earn their places at left-...
New Era of Varsity hockey
Blues Varsity Hockey matches are set to enter a new era of competition as it was all but confirmed that fixtures level after 70 minutes would be determined by EHL-style one-on-one shuttles. Having seen football adopt penalty kicks to determine winners after extra-time, hockey intially turned to penalty strokes. However, in recent times shuttles have been favoured both for their excitement and all-round test of skill. After the evenly contested fixtures of 2013, it is quite plausible that the...
Cambridge Take Varsity Silverware Back Up M11
The coolness of David Harrison, slotting home the equaliser from the penalty spot in the 66th minute of the Aberdeen Asset Management Varsity match, ensured the Mens' trophy headed up the M11 with the Light Blue holders (by virtue their 5-3 win in 2012).
Earlier in the day, Cambridge Women produced their first Varsity win in 9 years to dispose of their Oxford rivals 2-0.
Harrison would not have had the opportunity to level the scores, but for...