RAC firsts win British Universities' lacrosse league
9:00am Thursday 7th March 2013 in Sport
THE Royal Agricultural College Women’s lacrosse team has enjoyed an exceptional season, writes Amy Adams.
The RAC Women’s 1st team have won the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sports) Western 2A league to earn promotion, going through the season unbeaten.
They also reached the semifinal stage of the National University Tournament in the cup section, only to be knocked out.
Their season was due to finish yesterday (Wednesday) with the final of the second-tier games when they will play University Plymouth St. Marks and St. John at home.
RAC played the same team earlier in the season and won 17-16 despite competing with five players down.
It is an exceptional achievement for a small university like RAC and has been been helped by a healthy influx of lacrosse-playing ‘freshers’ (first-year students).
Lacrosse, originally a native American Indian sport, has an extensive following in the USA especially among universities on the east coast among both men and women.