More medals and wins for La Trobe athletes on Day 3 of Uni Nationals

It was another successful day for many of our Team La Trobe athletes at the 2022 UniSport Nationals competition in Perth.

The La Trobe women’s soccer team got their second win on the board, and it was as good as it gets. A 9-0 smashing against Charles Sturt University put them into a quarter-final against the University of New South Wales, which they also went on to win 2-1. They will now play the University of Wollongong in a semi-final on Thursday.

Our mixed netball team added two more wins to their record, defeating Edith Cowan University, 31-26, and Southern Cross University, 63-19. They will now move into a quarter-final, where they will take on the University of Technology Sydney.

Our swimmers had another strong showing in the pool as well, with Reidel Smith claiming a gold medal in the women’s 200 metre breaststroke, and Cameron Jordan taking home bronze in the men’s 200 metre breaststroke.

The La Trobe women’s basketball team had picked up their fourth win of the tournament, defeating the Australian National University 28-24. They will now face the University of Technology Sydney in the quarter-final.

Meanwhile, our men’s basketball team made their way through the round of 16, defeating Edith Cowan University 46-33, before unfortunately losing in the quarter-final, 45-49 against the University of Tasmania.

The women’s volleyball team secured a 2-0 win over Murdoch University in their final group match, before defeating Western Sydney University 2-0 in the first elimination game. They will now face the University of the Sunshine Coast in the quarter-final.

However, our men’s volleyball team was not as lucky, losing 0-2 to Flinders University, before suffering another 0-2 loss to the University of Canberra in the round of 16.

Our lacrosse team suffered a 26-8 loss against the University of Melbourne, before coming up short in the 5th vs 6th game, losing 6-24 against the University of Adelaide.

Finally, our La Trobe men’s badminton team suffered a 1-8 loss to Curtin University, while the La Trobe women’s badminton team was defeated 3-6 by the University of Sydney, and 1-8 by the University of Western Australia.

For daily updates and recaps throughout the 2022 UniSport Nationals, stay tuned to the La Trobe Sport Facebook and Instagram channels.

Brandon Patane is a third-year Bachelor of Media and Communications (Sports Journalism) student at La Trobe University. You can follow him and see more of his work on Twitter @brandonp_13.