“We smashed it” – University wins varsity for seventh year in a row

The University of Sheffield took the varsity win for the seventh year in a row last week.

Competing against Hallam University, the teams took part in 79 fixtures in 32 different sports.

Isabelle Emms, Novice Women’s Captain of the University of Sheffield’s rowing team, said:

“It’s fun and games with Hallam because although we know them and they’re a great team to train with, we can all just enjoy ourselves.”

The last fixture of the competition saw the two sides take each other on in ice hockey at a fully packed Sheffield Arena.

Hallam took a 2-0 lead before Uni fought back to gain control taking a 3-2 lead.

The University of Sheffield Ice Hockey team at the 2018 Varsity

Although Hallam managed to take the win with a final score of 5-4, Uni had already been crowned the winners of varsity a few days before.

The overall score of the competition was 45.5-32.5 and it saw Uni being in the lead throughout the competition.

The Uni rowing teams did particularly well this year in their first regatta.

Isabelle Emms said: “We smashed it, beating Hallam in both our four and eight boats.

Both universities praised their teams for all their hard work as well as the supporters who came out in their hundreds to back the players.

The competition has been running since 1996 and is now the largest sporting event in Sheffield. It will return later this year for Snowsports Varsity.

Featured image from Sheffield Varsity’s official site