There was a wealth of Cup success for the University of Sheffield’s various sporting sides this week, with 23 teams progressing to the next round in the BUCS Conference Cup or the BUCS Trophy.
Sheffield also mustered up four league victories, while suffering 15 defeats.
In the only draw of the week, the Men’s Rugby League 1s were held to a 22-22 stalemate in a thriller against Northumbria University 2s.
Men’s and Women’s Football had mixed fortunes. The Men’s 1s beat the University of Stirling Men’s 2s 2-1 before a win for the 3s by the same scoreline against the University of Leeds 2s, but the 3s were dumped out 2-1 by the University of Liverpool 1s. Sheffield Women’s 1s cantered to a 6-0 win over Liverpool, but the 2s were beaten 5-0 by the University of Salford 1s.
It was a clean sweep for the Women’s Hockey sides; the 1s beat the University of Strathclyde 1s 4-0, the 2s enjoyed a 7-0 success over Edge Hill University 1s, the 3s defeated Manchester Metropolitan and the 4s completed the clean sweep with a win over Newcastle University 4s.
Sheffield Golf 1s cantered to victory over Manchester Metropolitan 3s, and Table Tennis Men enjoyed double delight as the 1s beat the University of Nottingham Men’s 3s 9-5, while the 2s defeated Strathclyde 1s 10-2.
The Women’s and Men’s Tennis 1s both continue into the next round, with the former beating the University of Birmingham 10-2.
There were also Cup wins for the Squash Men’s 2s and 3s, the Lacrosse Men’s and Women’s 1s, and the Fencing Women’s and Men’s 1s. Basketball Men’s 2s, Netball 4s, Badminton Men’s 2s and Rugby Union Men’s 1s all won.
In one of the few BUCS league fixtures played this week, there was success in the American Football as the Sheffield Sabres crushed the University of Manchester 32-0 in a shutout.