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University of Liverpool beats LJMU in the varsity again


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In a hard fought contest over three days on the pitch, the court and in the pool, the University of Liverpool sports teams have won Liverpool Varsity 2017.

The battle to beat LJMU cumulated in a rush of tense matches down at Wyncote sports ground this afternoon, with notable performances from the the Women’s tennis team, winning 12-0, the Women’s football and the Men’s Rugby Union who smashed JMU with a 57-14 victory.

Deputy Guild President Oba Akinwale celebrates with a winning Women’s Rugby Union team member. Photo: Oba Akinwale

While there was no bottle and flare throwing at Wyncote, as seen earlier this month at the University of Sussex varsity event, the Liverpool University sports ground did see 6 streakers, according to pitch side witnesses, and a large fight break out during the men’s 1st team football match.

Full results from all sports teams, and photos, can be found below:

Men’s 1st Rugby Union (WIN) 57-14

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Photo: Oba Akinwale

Women’s Rugby Union (WIN) 15-12

Photo: Liverpool Uni Library twitter account

Men’s 1st XI Hockey  (WIN)  5-3

Women’s 1st Hockey (DRAW) 2-2

Men’s 3rd XI Hockey (WIN) 3-1

Mixed Ultimate Frisbee (WIN) 9-6

Men’s 1st Badminton (WIN) 7-1

Women’s Badminton (FORFEIT)

The UoL Badminton Club said “Unfortunately LJMU women couldn’t get a team together (must’ve been too scared of losing) so that match was cancelled.”

Women’s Basketball (WIN) 53-50

Photo: Sport Liverpool

Women’s Netball (WIN) 35-29

Men’s 1st Football (DRAW) 3-3

Men’s 3rd Football (DRAW) 1-1

Women’s Football (WIN)

The Women’s 1st and 2nd team both saw wins against LJMU, with a combined 11-2 scoreline.

Photo: Liverpool Guild of Students

Women’s Lacrosse (WIN) 22-4

Men’s American Football, UoL Raptors

Photo: Oba Akinwale

Men’s Tennis (WIN)

Women’s Tennis (WIN) 12-0

Photo: Liverpool University Tennis

Trampolining (WIN) 138.6 – 137.1

Women’s Volleyball (WIN)

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Photo: Sport Liverpool

Men’s Volleyball (WIN)

Photo: Sport Liverpool

Golf (WIN) 5-1

Equestrian (WIN)

Liverpools 1st and 2nd equestrian teams won both their varsities with 1st to 4th place individually for 1sts and 1st, 2nd and 4th place individually for 2nds.

Men’s Handball (WIN) 20-19

The Women’s handball team lost narrowly on penalties 17 – 17 (20-17 on pens.)

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Correction: This article originally stated that UoL had won the Varsity for a 24th consecutive year. This was incorrect information passed onto The Tab  prior to the release of the article. The mistake has been amended.