Varsity 2017 Live Blog

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It’s finally here, and this is the place to be to keep up to date on all the results, highlights and stories of Varsity 2017  as they happen.

avatar James Moseley March 19, 20173:23 pm

It’s the day after, and looks like the final scores on the doors are as follows,

Southampton 206 – 170 Portsmouth

If you want to relive any of the excitement from the rest of the day here are all of our live blogs that we ran

Basketball Live Blog
Netball Live Blog
Lacrosse Live Blog
Football Live Blog
Football Men’s 1xv
Rugby Live Blog

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20175:14 pm

Surely it’s just a matter of time before they update the scores and we can confirm that Southampton are victors!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20175:08 pm

SCORE UPDATE

SOUTHAMPTON 186 – 150 PORTSMOUTH

SOTON NEED 10 POINTS TO WIN

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20174:59 pm

Final score at the rugby

Southampton mens 1st lose 20-18 in a thrilling match!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20174:55 pm

Portsmouth now have 3x the their score from last year, great increase in quality from them. They held a 30point lead at midday.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20174:52 pm

CURRENT SCORES

SOUTHAMPTON 182 – 150 PORTSMOUTH

SOTON NEED 14 TO WIN

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20174:47 pm

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20174:44 pm

Crucial moments for Soton Rugby as they have to defend on their own 5 metre line, they trail by 2

avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 20174:41 pm

OVERALL: PORTSMOUTH 142-178 SOUTHAMPTON

SOUTHAMPTON NEED 18 TO WIN

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20174:40 pm

Southampton need 22 points to win…

avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 20174:39 pm

OVERALL: PORTSMOUTH 142-174 SOUTHAMPTON

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20174:35 pm

“Nooooo pompey have taken the lead”

“WHAT” “WHHHHAAAAATTTT” “NNOOOOOOOO”

“what, not just the rugby 20-18, not Varsity overall…”

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20174:27 pm

Its now 18-17, maybe the chants are working!

avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 20174:25 pm

RUGBY: Portsmouth 17-18 Southampton

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20174:22 pm

Soton can’t convert all their pressure into points, time will soon become their enemy, they trail by two…

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20174:18 pm

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20174:15 pm

Southampton trail 17-15 still but are pushing for the a try, something has to give soon!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20174:08 pm

Short half time, we’re under away in the rugby, follow it here

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20174:06 pm

Mens 1sts HT: 17-15 Portsmouth

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20174:03 pm

Portsmouth answer with a try of their own in the mens game, but they convert it. 17-15 Pompey, gotta be close to half time now

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20174:02 pm

Still 168 – 132 to Southampton…. expecting more results soon

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:59 pm

After going down 10-3, Southampton have turned it around in the rugby to take a 15-10 lead!

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20173:58 pm

Little round-table discussion at media towers as to why Portsmouth don’t fare so well at Varsity. Depth and funding plays a part, but perhaps the legacy of losing so regularly (soz) has damaged the mentality.

There was a glimmer of daylight earlier today for Pompey, although that looks to have been snuffed out. in truth, it’s been an absorbing day and certainly, for a couple of hours at least, a genuinely interesting contest.

Also – Portsmouth’s media department? Where are you guys?

Last seen tweeting around midday about where to hold an open-top bus parade to celebrate a historic Varsity victory. If found, please return both feet to the ground.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:55 pm

Reverse fates in the rugby, Southampton’s man from the bin returns to the field, while Portsmouth’s number 8 heads to take his place

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:51 pm

Still waiting on the results from 20 fixtures, that’s 80 points up for grabs!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:50 pm

Update on the basketball, sounds like it was fringe 2nd team players, so no rules broken, just a little controversial.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:47 pm

GET IN, SOTON HAVE EQUALIZED IN THE RUGBY 10-10, GAME ON!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:47 pm

Rumors coming in, Pompey may have fielded an intramural team featuring highly of their 2nds team… still unconfirmed but we’ll keep you updated

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:43 pm

Still 164 – 132 Southampton in the overall scores, the last few fixtures are being played now. Still all to play for!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:38 pm

3-3 in the mens 1st’s rugby, southampton are finding gaps but their penalty count is high

avatar Alice Hearing March 18, 20173:38 pm

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:36 pm

Womens ultimate frisbee won 6-4, another 4 points to our total

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:35 pm

We extend our lead, 164 – 132 now. The victory is edging ever closer…

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20173:29 pm

We’ve got around an hour and a half of action left for Varsity 2017. Southampton continue to lead by twenty points, with the scores at 152 to 132.

The narrative of the day was a fast start by the home side, who surged into an early lead after a string of impressive wins through the morning. Jolted into action, the Stags responded to claw back the deficit and re-take the lead around lunch-time after wins in the rowing, football, rugby, badminton and lacrosse.

As it stands, Southampton need 11 wins to take the overall victory.

How are your nerves?

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:28 pm

Soton take the 3-0 lead

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:25 pm

Southampton need 44 points to win, that’s 11 wins

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:24 pm

UPDATED VARSITY SCORES

SOUTHAMPTON 152 – 132 PORTSMOUTH

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:24 pm

In the fencing Men 1sts won;
134-103
44-45 foil to Portsmouth
45-25 sabre to Southampton
45-33 epee to Southampton

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:21 pm

Men’s 1sts rugby is under way!

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20173:20 pm

Game over in the men’s 1st football match.

2-0 to Portsmouth.

Disappointing.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:18 pm

Southampton triumph in the netball 61-37!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20173:15 pm

Tom Provan

“Coaches are leaving now and shuttling back to Southampton! If you aren’t
in the queue by 6pm you might not be able to get a space back! See everyone later at Oceana!”

If you want to leave before we clinch this victory feel free, we’ll be hear until the final points have been tallied!

avatar Alice Hearing March 18, 20173:07 pm

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20173:05 pm

The men’s 1st rugby is due to get underway any minute now.

Follow our coverage here

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:59 pm

The lacrosse teams have wiped the slate, with Southampton winning 1, Portsmouth winning 1 and a draw

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:58 pm

Thats a victory for Soton mixed lacrosse, every win is crucial!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:54 pm

Soton are up 14-4 in the mixed lacrosse, nearing the end of the game. Looking at a solid victory!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:52 pm

If you couldn’t tell, its 0-0 at the football

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20172:50 pm

According to Southampton University Football Club…

“Fuck all happening this half”

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:48 pm

Scores haven’t changed for a while, Southampton still holding a 144-124 lead. Expecting a rush of results to end.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:46 pm

Rubgy, men’s firsts are warming up. Kick off is 3pm!

avatar Alice Hearing March 18, 20172:42 pm

On a lighter note, his perfect Sunday would be Six Nations Rugby and a beer!

avatar Alice Hearing March 18, 20172:41 pm

Former VP Sports, Jamie Wilson says the scores are so close this year because a few good players can swing a game. Players come and go!

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20172:41 pm

Southampton win the Intramural first football match 4-2.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:40 pm

In the netball, Southampton are up 32-15!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:36 pm

Southampton ultimate men’s team fell to Portsmouth 13-8

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:36 pm

Soton are winning Intramural football, 4-2

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20172:32 pm

So, things are looking a whole lot rosier for Team Southampton in the Varsity stakes – we’re twenty points up with 2 and a half hours to go.

There’s some key matches to come, including the Rugby 1sts, but it’s looking increasingly like Southampton will come away with the Varsity crown for the ninth time in ten years.

From now on in, it’s the first to 196 points.

Ready – Set – Go!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:30 pm

Pompey are giving us a real run for our money as they claw back twenty points, cutting our overall lead to 144-124! We need a total of 196 to win!

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20172:28 pm

We’ve got a clean sweep in badminton, as the men and women’s 1st, men’s seconds and men’s thirds all win their respective games!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:27 pm

Southampton are leading in the Netball

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:16 pm

Southampton continue to stretch their lead, 144-116 in overall scores!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:15 pm

Southampton get the equalizer in the thirds football!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:12 pm

The men’s 1st fencing side fell to Pompey, 45-44…

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:11 pm

1-0 to Portsmouth in the football 3rds

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:11 pm

Mixed Lacrosse is now 7-0 Southampton!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:10 pm

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee is underway, 0-0 currently

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20172:07 pm

Team Southampton are starting to turn on the after-burners now as they move ahead. I think we all figured this might happen, as the afternoon events were seen as definitively weighted in our favour, but it’s been an impressive turnaround nonetheless.

Can Pompey claw anything back? They’ve certainly turned up today but it’s looking like an increasingly unlikely proposition.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20172:01 pm

Southampton pulling ahead in the overall scoring now, they lead 128-104

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20171:59 pm

Southampton intramural have broken the deadlock, they’re up 1-0

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20171:58 pm

Southampton are rolling in the wins now, they lead the squash showdown, 2-1.

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20171:53 pm

Southampton’s mixed Lacrosse team currently lead 4-0 in their game.

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20171:49 pm

In sadder news, Southampton’s second men’s rugby side are down 7-0.

Lots of time to go though.

avatar Alice Hearing March 18, 20171:45 pm

Southampton are in the lead with 104-100!

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20171:43 pm

Full time whistle has just blown on the women’s football – 3-0 to Southampton!

Looks like we’ve had an orange, a gulp of water and a cry and come out stronger in the second half of Varsity!

I can use my bleedburgundy hashtag again…

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20171:42 pm

Quote from William Powell, Basketball Men’s 2nds had this to say for their day of success,

“All our teams gave their all and we’re very happy to come away with 3 wins! Now hoping our Intramural team can make it 4/4!”

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20171:40 pm

Soton have won trampolining and claimed 18 medals in the progress!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20171:39 pm

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20171:39 pm

The women’s rowing (the men didn’t turn up) has finished, with Southampton winning every event bar the relay.

Women’s Captain Molly Brown said: “I’m really happy with the performance from the girls. It was a little disappointing to lose the relay, but Portsmouth’s quicker changeovers gave them the edge. The team pretty much all got PB’s so I’m delighted in that respect”.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20171:37 pm

Women’s basketball completed the set of 3 wins from 3 with a 67-44 win!

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20171:33 pm

Southampton’s women win 3-0 in their football match.

Damian, you can come home now to have your eyesight checked.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20171:31 pm

Just men’s firsts left in the fencing, can they also defeat pompey?

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20171:30 pm

A solid victory for men’s seconds in the fencing, winning all three!
Foil: 44-43
Sabre: 45-20
Epee: 45-35

avatar Alice Hearing March 18, 20171:22 pm

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20171:21 pm

So, apparently it’s 3-0 in the women’s football game.

Cutting edge coverage from the very best at the Wessex Scene as our reporter, located next to the pitch, somehow manages to miss two goals that were scored on the pitch.

Who says you need to actually watch the game to provide insight.

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20171:17 pm

Portsmouth students after discovering fire for the first time. Amazing scenes.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20171:16 pm

We’re within striking distance to reclaim the lead!

Portsmouth 98 – 90 Southampton

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20171:14 pm

Ladies lacrosse ended with a 9-9 draw.

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20171:13 pm

That’s a win for the women in the rugby!

Final score was 24-10, after a robust defensive performance from Southampton!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20171:09 pm

Victory for Southampton in the mixed water polo, 19-5! Soton are reeling Portsmouth back in…

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20171:09 pm

Correction, the soton coach has said its 19-12 to Soton, so we’re gonna go with that

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20171:07 pm
Women’s rugby, lots of confusion of score, but cleared it up, 21-12 to soton
avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20171:05 pm

Bit of a lull in proceedings here as we wait for a few results to come in.

In a lunchtime assessment, it’s been a frustrating day for Team Southampton so far. We’re currently 98-74 down overall, after a number of disappointing performances in the morning session.

All that money on a rebrand when we could have invested it into sport.

MAKE TEAM SOUTHAMPTON GREAT AGAIN!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 20171:03 pm

Varsity score update, Portsmouth 98 – 74 Southampton, we’ve gained a few back ourselves

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:56 pm

Iconic Portsmouth backdrop for the rugby pitches,

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:53 pm

It’s been described as a “game of scrums”

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:52 pm

Women’s rugby currently winning 19-12, the captain commented

“We’ve come back after a difficult first half, and playing stronger now”

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:50 pm

Winning points from Ewan for men 2nd sabre 45-18 win to Southampton!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:44 pm

Some lovely tries for Soton in the women’s rubgy, making it 19-8, cmon!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:41 pm

Women’s water polo lead 9-2 at half time, will this be a turning point for Team Southampton?

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:40 pm

Southampton edge ever closer to once again sweeping Portsmouth in the fencing, currently 31-16 to Soton in men 2nds sabre. Already 44-43 win to soton in the men’s foil.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:35 pm

Second half at the women’s rugby is underway, Southampton trail 8-5

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:32 pm

Remember, 190 points total to win, so Pompey need to secure 96 more points to secure victory. There’s work to be done for Soton.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:30 pm

Overall score update…

Portsmouth 94 – Southampton 66

When do we start worrying?

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:29 pm

Reports coming in, despite the men’s rowing bailing on Varsity, the women’s are making up for it. They’ve won two of the four matchups so far

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:27 pm

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:26 pm

Soton women’s trail 8-5 at half time in the rugby,

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:24 pm

Strong showing by the Soton supporters today! Cmon Stags!

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 201712:20 pm

The atmosphere in the Southampton camp is sort of like someone’s slowly letting the air out of your birthday party balloons.

The crushing sense of realisation that Portsmouth aren’t actually that bad at sport, contrary to reports circulating beforehand. Forget the Six Nations or Chelsea’s charge to the EPL title – this shit just got real.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:20 pm

More bad news

Portsmouth are now up 86-66, a twenty point lead, their biggest lead yet…

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:19 pm

Thats the mixed water polo, 1-1 now…

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:18 pm

Water Polo is underway at the pool, 1-0 Southampton already!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:17 pm

In case you missed it…

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:16 pm

Still 5-3 to Soton in the women’s rugby


avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:13 pm

Portsmouth extend their lead in the overall standings, 74-62 now!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:12 pm

Reports coming in that none of the rowing teams turned up for Southampton, automatically gifting Portsmouth 16 points, a shame as we won this matchup last year…

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:11 pm

At the basketball, the men’s second snatched a narrow win, 53-52, the women’s have taken to the court to try and complete the sweep of pompey!

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 201712:01 pm

Better news from the football pitches.

Southampton’s women have taken the lead in their match.

Follow our coverage here

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:01 pm

Team Southampton are strolling to yet another fencing win,

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201712:00 pm

Southampton womens hold a narrow 5-3 lead in the rugby

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201711:58 am

Current Varsity scores 70-62 to Portsmouth, general thoughts are that Southampton will pull through in the afternoon but we’ll have to wait and see….

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 201711:51 am

Portsmouth win 3-2 in the men’s second football match.

Women’s 1st match about to get underway.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201711:48 am

I can report that we are winning in the badminton after initial issues with scheduling and timing

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201711:46 am

Womens rubgy is underway!

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 201711:46 am

Portsmouth apparently lead 70-62 overall.

Is this really happening?

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201711:45 am

Southampton 5ths claimed a victory in the netball, 39-31

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 201711:39 am

Portsmouth have apparently already got more points on the board this year at 11:35am than they did in the whole of last year’s competition.

Complacency from Southampton?

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 201711:36 am

Southampton’s porous defence continues to give away chances like this is Nando’s and Portsmouth have unlimited free chance refills.

Can they get back on terms?

Still 3-2 in the men’s second football match.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201711:35 am

In ultimate frisbee, the mixed team fell in a tightly contested battle, 11-8

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201711:32 am

Portsmouth have the lead, this is not a drill!

Current score Portsmouth 66-58 Southampton

Still plenty of time left in the day though…

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201711:31 am

Final score at the women’s fencing,

135-35 total to Southampton
Foil: 45-6
Epee: 45-13
Sabre: 45-16

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 201711:25 am

Hang on – 3-2 in the men’s second football match.

Strap yourselves in chaps, this could be lively.

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 201711:23 am

In a word – no.

3-1 to Portsmouth.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201711:23 am

Final score in the men’s 3rds rugby, Portsmouth win 41-10

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201711:22 am

Portsmouth edge ever closer to claiming the lead, they trail team Soton 50-54! Nervous times for Southampton ahead

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 201711:21 am

Southampton men’s second football team going all Conte in the closing stages.

Will it work?

Want to find out how and why?

Follow our coverage here.

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 201711:17 am

Surge Radio football commentators providing us all with a good Saturday morning giggle.

Have they actually watched football before?

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201711:16 am

Rugby Men’s 3rds, Portsmouth currently up 20-10, follow the live action here!

avatar Alice Hearing March 18, 201711:15 am

avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 201711:11 am

MEN’S 2ND FOOTBALL: PORTSMOUTH 2-1 SOUTHAMPTON

The number 9 follows up and finishes to the left-side of the goal after a good start in the second half.

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 201711:11 am

Squeaky bum-time for Southampton?

Perhaps not yet, but there’ll be a few red faces (Damian) in the Stags’ camp should Portsmouth maintain their promising start.

In nine years of Varsity history, Portsmouth have only won once overall.

If Leicester can win the Premier League and George Osborne can become editor of a major UK publication, then I suppose anything can happen in this mad world.

avatar Alice Hearing March 18, 201711:10 am

Southampton currently leading the fencing with this match at 21-5 🤺🤺🤺#TeamSoton #BleedBurgundy

A post shared by Wessex Scene (@officialwessexscene) on

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201711:09 am

Portsmouth winning in the men’s thirds 15-3 currently.

avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 201711:08 am

LACROSSE: 11-7 PORTSMOUTH

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201711:07 am

Official update on varsity score,


Southampton 54 – 46 Portsmouth

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201711:06 am

All looking good at the fencing!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201711:03 am

Women’s fencing have yet another solid lead, 20-4 at the moment, they are destroying pompey!

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201711:00 am

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201710:55 am

Rumours are going around that Portsmouth have taken the lead in the over points totals, still unconfirmed though…

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 201710:54 am

Follow my keyboard and Travis’ words for coverage of the football here

avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 201710:49 am

LACROSSE: 9-7 PORTSMOUTH

avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 201710:47 am

2ND’S FOOTBALL: HT: PORTSMOUTH 2-0 SOUTHAMPTON

Come on Stags!

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 201710:45 am

Current overall score for Varsity 2017 is 54-42.

Portsmouth have reduced the deficit by four in the opening exchanges.

avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 201710:42 am

2ND’S FOOTBALL: GOAL TO PORTSMOUTH. 2-0.

avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 201710:39 am

MEN’S 1ST LACROSSE 2ND HALF: PORTSMOUTH 6-6 SOUTHAMPTON

avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 201710:38 am

2ND’S FOOTBALL: PORTSMOUTH 1-0 SOUTHAMPTON

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201710:38 am

Women’s fencing are cruising to a consecutive victories, Portsmouth have no answer to them so far!

avatar Alice Hearing March 18, 201710:34 am

avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 201710:28 am

HALF TIME: LACROSSE- SOUTHAMPTON 5-6 PORTSMOUTH

A disappointing end to a bad tempered first half. Portsmouth probably shaded it, but Southampton are definitely still in the game.

avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 201710:25 am

The competitive element seems to be coming along nicely, with rumours of bad blood and fisticuffs drifting up to us here at media towers.

Damian, who has been covering what was supposed to be a basketball ‘match’, quips “that was entertaining – they only won by 50.”

Maybe we’ll need a couple of bloody noses to keep things interesting.

avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 201710:20 am

LACROSSE: 5-5 Southampton

A leveler for the away side, as the goals fly in. A bit of aggro brewing, another fight might be on the cards.

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201710:19 am

Overheard at the fencing,

“Not gonna lie, I am fired up for this now” – Team Soton Member

avatar Alice Hearing March 18, 201710:18 am

avatar James Moseley March 18, 201710:17 am

That’s a victory for the women’s fencing! 45-6

A quote from the team

“We’ve won every year, we’re confident we will win these fixtures comfortably.”

avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 201710:17 am

“We expected to win, but a fifty point blowout is a nice turnout. Portsmouth had some good shots but we had a good turnover and defence – I think that’s what made the difference.” – Stephen Gore, Men’s 1st Captain, Basketball.

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 201710:16 am

    Follow live lacrosse action here, the mens are under way here!

    avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 201710:15 am

    LACROSSE: 3-3 Portsmouth

    The home side draw level- probably deserved given the balance of play- in what sounds like a bad tempered affair. The umpire is struggling to keep a grip on the game.

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 201710:13 am

    With the men’s basketball result, Southampton widen the gap in the overall points race, 54-48. We need a total of 190 to win!

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 201710:12 am

    FENCING

    Now 45-6 for the women’s fencing, a dominate display so far.

    avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 201710:12 am

    FINAL SCORE-MEN’S 1STs: BASKETBALL: SOUTHAMPTON 89-39 PORTSMOUTH

    An utterly dominant and ruthless performance from Southampton, they had the game won by the second quarter. Portsmouth didn’t turn up and were easily rolled over.

    avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 201710:10 am

    LACROSSE: 3-2 Southampton!

    The Tridents take the lead once again in the Second Half! Will Portsmouth come to rue their missed chances?

    avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 201710:08 am

    BASKETBALL: 87-37 Southampton

    The domination continues, even though Portsmouth have clawed a few points back. The end is close now, and the result seems almost certain.

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 201710:07 am

    A pause at the fencing as everyone catches their breath, Southampton womens currently winning with a comfortable lead of 35-5! Bring it home ladies!

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 201710:06 am

    With Portsmouth dominating the dodgeball they will draw closer in the overall points race, an official as yet score of:

    Southampton 50 – 46 Portsmouth

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 201710:04 am

    Overall scores are still currently Southampton leading 50-34 over Portsmouth

    The first results will be coming in soon

    avatar Ellen Jenne March 18, 201710:04 am

    1sts: 6-4 Portsmouth

    avatar Ellen Jenne March 18, 201710:03 am

    2nds: 10-0 Portsmouth

    avatar Ellen Jenne March 18, 201710:03 am

    DODGEBALL FINAL SCORES: Mixed 9-1 Portsmouth

    avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 201710:01 am

    LACROSSE: 2-2 Southampton

    Southampton equalise! After weathering a heavy spell of pressure, the Tridents get back on level terms! And a football makes it onto the pitch!

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 201710:00 am

    After 4 rounds, Team Southampton lead 20-4 in the women’s fencing!

    avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20179:59 am

    Basketball Third Quarter Score

    Southampton 67 – 25 Portsmouth

    According to our intrepid reporter Damian, Southampton have the game firmly under control. Every basket Pompey score is matched.

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 20179:56 am

    Currently 10-3 Soton in the womens fencing!

    avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 20179:56 am

    THIRD QUARTER SCORE: Southampton 67 – 25 Portsmouth

    The domination continues for the away side. Portsmouth have huffed and puffed, but Southampton have been far superior throughout and continue extending their healthy lead.

    avatar Alice Hearing March 18, 20179:56 am

    Men's lacrosse is under way! #TeamSoton

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    avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 20179:55 am

    LACROSSE: 2-1 Portsmouth
    A second goal for the hosts, a double blow for Southampton! Come on Tridents!

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 20179:54 am

    Joanne Cornish claims a 5-2 win over her opponent to claim the first Fencing victory for team Soton.

    avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 20179:52 am

    LACROSSE: 1-1 Portsmouth

    A leveller for the home side after a decent spell of pressure. Southampton missed a good chance to score a second right before the equaliser.

    avatar Alice Hearing March 18, 20179:52 am

    avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20179:52 am

    Fencing and the lesser known Ultimate Frisbee are also about to get started.

    avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 20179:47 am

    BASKETBALL: 54-18 Southampton

    A strong showing for Southampton as we approach the end of the game. Dominant throughout, and some excellent individual plays.

    avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 20179:45 am

    We caught a quick chat with Louis Lister, Captain of the Trampolining Team:

    “The team is (mostly) awake and excited to bounce with Portsmouth again! Hopefully we’ll be as successful as we were last year! Good luck to all the other teams competing around Portsmouth today! Happy Boing-ing!”

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 20179:45 am

    Lacrosse is under way! And Team Soton are already up 1-0

    avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 20179:41 am

    We caught a quick chat with Louis Lister, Captain of the Trampolining Team:

    “The team is (mostly) awake and excited to bounce with Portsmouth again! Hopefully we’ll be as successful as we were last year! Good luck to all the other teams competing around Portsmouth today! Happy Boing-ing!”

    avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 20179:36 am

    BASKETBALL HALF TIME SCORE:

    Southampton 48 – 16 Portsmouth

    Portsmouth have made attempts to get back into this but Southampton have soaked up the pressure and maintained their advantage. Very strong first half.

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 20179:29 am


    The mens lacrosse team are ready for action! The game will be starting shortly…

    avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 20179:28 am

    In the Basketball, the score is now 39-12 in favour of Southampton. As an aside, our new VP Sports Development, Stephen Gore, has taken to the court for Southampton.

    avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20179:25 am

    It’s a dreary, overcast day here in Portsmouth, but the atmosphere is building as Varsity 2017 leaves the starting blocks.

    There’s a full program of sport on offer throughout the day and we’ll be here to cover the twists, turns, shocks and surprises as and when they happen.

    avatar Robert Pratley March 18, 20179:23 am

    Mens basketball 2nd quarter underway- 31-7 for Southampton

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 20179:20 am

    Mens basketball 1st quarter score –

    29 -5 Southampton

    Relentless early pressure combined with accurate finishing and some sublime plays!
    Portsmouth on the back foot – initial attacking promise amounted to nothing and they’ve been largely penned in defence.

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 20179:15 am

    Mens basketball have come out out of the blocks fast, going up 22-5!

    avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20179:14 am

    Football is due to kick off at 9:45am. Follow Travis Walton’s coverage here

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 20179:12 am

    Lacrosse will be kicking off with the men in just a few minutes, follow the live action here!

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 20179:07 am

    Basketball is under way with the Men’s first team playing first. Follow all that action here.

    avatar Tom Morgan March 18, 20178:55 am

    We’re all set up and ready to go in the Media Hub here in Portsmouth. Events are due to begin around 9am and we should have a fairly clear idea on the overall winner by around 4pm this afternoon.

    Stay tuned to our live blog for the latest updates, results, info and gossip live from Portsmouth!

    avatar James Moseley March 18, 20178:50 am

    Team Southampton will start the day with a lead of 50-34 over Portsmouth, we need a total of 190 to win.

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