Clash of the Minsters

York St. John university retained their Clash of the Minsters title 39-17 despite some impressive wins in the Women’s Basketball and Futsal for Team Sunderland.

Sunderland’s Women’s Futsal team thrashed their Yorkshire counterparts 12-1, while the women’s Basketball ran out 59-25 winners.

President Hannah Day said: “I’m delighted with the performance, it’s a great start to the season and hopefully we can carry this momentum into our next games.” 

York St. John played host to the annual varsity event between the two university’s at their Haxby Road facility with the hosts seeking to retain the title, and they started positively winning both men’s Futsal matches.

York’s dominance in the indoor format of the game was replicated on the outdoor pitches, comfortably beating Men’s Football thirds, the seconds, and firsts.

Team Sunderland secured a closely fought 5-3 victory in the Badminton and took victory in the Basketball, with the Men’s side winning comfortably. 

The hosts retained their control of the Netball, with the firsts, seconds and thirds all victorious. 

Despite Team Sunderland grabbing victory in the Women’s Rowing Doubles, York won the remaining Rowing events as well as the American Football to ensure their status as champions.

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