Thursday May 3rd 2018
Edinburgh College have lifted the Champions Trophy at the Scottish Student Sport College Cup for a fifth consecutive year.
The college had a team in each of the seven finals held at Oriam yesterday, winning six of them to be crowned the overall winners.
The day got underway with the mixed badminton final against City of Glasgow College, the first of three times the two colleges would meet. City of Glasgow came out on top, just edging the singles matches 4-3.
The two would meet again shortly after in the women’s volleyball contest, with Edinburgh registering its first win of the day with a solid two sets to nil victory.
The final clash between Edinburgh and City of Glasgow came in the women’s basketball, with the Edinburgh ladies coming out winners with a scoreline of 69-52.
In the men’s basketball, Edinburgh College racked up 112 points as they saw off Inverness College. Both men’s and women’s basketball teams were coached by Scotland’s men’s Commonwealth Games coach Craig Nicol.
Edinburgh and Inverness would meet again in the fifth final of the day in the men’s volleyball contest. Again, Edinburgh came out winners – another solid two sets to nil win.
The remaining two finals were in football, men’s and women’s – both of which turned out to be tight encounters. The ladies were up first, against Dundee and Angus College, just getting over the line with a one-nil victory over the Tayside team.
The men were looking to round off a fantastic day for Edinburgh College as they met New College Lanarkshire in the last of the day’s action. They came out 2-1 winners in what was a tightly contested affair, ensuring the college returned to the capital with six trophies and as overall champions for a fifth straight year.
Ryan Mahoney, sport and physical activity coordinator at Edinburgh College, said: “What a day! To have won six finals is fantastic. We’re really proud of everyone who has taken part throughout the year. They’ve been a credit to Edinburgh College and their sport.
“Scottish Student Sport provides an excellent opportunity every year to take advantage of competitive competition against their college peers. The continued success over the past five years to repeatedly perform over a number of sports is a great testament to the talented students we have at Edinburgh and the continued support from the Sport and Fitness staff to coach the teams.”
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