This weekend saw sportBU host the BUCS Volleyball final 8’s competition at the LeAF Studio School.
Bournemouth men, led by GB internationals Oliver Kimber and Dan Hunter, were first to play and narrowly lost to last year’s champions Sheffield Hallam in two sets, 23:25 23:25. They went on to win their next two games against Durham and Exeter and finish second in the pool. The semi-final match was against Northumbria University who have not lost a game all season. BU won 2 sets to 1 to secure themselves a place in the National on the 25th March. They will be playing Sheffield Hallam who topped their pool and beat UEL in their semi-final.
The Women’s team lost their opening game to Northumbria but went on to win against St Andrews and Cambridge University and secure a place in the semi-final. Defending champions Durham proved too strong for them but they came away with 3rd place, a rise of 4 places on last year.
Men: Kimber, D Hunter, Smith, Vellutato, M Hunter, Clare, Ivanov, Wood, Burkard, Rahstano, Courtbat, Miliotis.
Women: Beddows, McLaughlin, Butcher, Machalikova, Lagoa, Fullerton, Turnock, Wisdom, Stoeva, Cheung, Papasynefaki.