Manchester on for uni challenge hat trick

UoM cruises to semis after thrashing Southampton

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Manchester’s university challenge team swept through to the contest’s semi finals on Monday night.

Our fantastic four

Our fantastic four

Liz Mitchell and her crew flew to victory against Southampton in a 200 – 80 humiliation for the southerners.

And the Mancunians have already seen off one Oxford and one Cambridge college to reach the last four.

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UoM won the series in 2012 and 2013, so a this year would make three victories in a row – something no uni’s ever done before.

Captain Liz with her team’s 2013 prize

“There is a bit of pressure, as every Manchester team for the past few years has reached the semi-finals”, captain Liz told The Tab earlier this month.

Our team this year also includes Jonathan Collings, Joe Day  and Edward Woudhuysen.

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If you fancy seeing how our Liz and the lads get on, you can catch the semi final on BBC 2 on 24 March.