Women’s Team Battle for First Place…
The Women’s fencing team had their second premiership tournament in Bath this weekend. After narrowly losing to Oxford in the first tournament to put us in 2nd place in the league, we went into this weekend knowing a win against Oxford could still give us a chance at 1st place. After a long weekend of matches Cambridge proved victorious on this occasion, but with an easy victory over Bath and a couple of close fought wins over Oxford and Bristol we were again in 2nd place.
Combined with the previous results this meant there was a tie on points between us, Oxford and Cambridge. Taking the aggregate results of both matches with a win by 8 hits this time compared to a loss of 4 on the previous occasion we had beaten Oxford and despite losing to Cambridge by 10 hits on this occasion we had previously beaten them by 11 so with only 1 hit in it we had taken 1st place. Cambridge were unfortunate to also have lost to Oxford by only 1 hit giving Oxford 2nd place and Cambridge 3rd.
It was an extremely close season but to have won the premiership in only our first year is fantastic, we are now through to the last 16 of the championship with our first knock out match in only 2 weeks against Kent.