The USC women’s touch team has qualified for the UniSport Nationals Division 1 carnival in September after performing well in competition on the Gold Coast this week.
The talented team claimed the silver medal at the Nationals Division 2, held from July 8-11, and has been promoted to Division 1.
USC remained undefeated through six rounds, with five wins and a draw, and beat Bond University 5-3 in the semi-final to set up an exciting grand final showdown against the University of Sydney.
Although the teams had drawn 4-all in their round match, the Sydneysiders proved too strong and claimed gold with a 5-2 victory.
The USC women’s touch team will now join at least half a dozen USC teams at the Nationals Division 1 tournament, along with women’s volleyball, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s futsal and men’s touch.
USC Sports Coordinator Gary Moore said USC had sent 115 student athletes in 10 teams across five sports (basketball, football, netball, touch and volleyball) to the Division 2 carnival this week.
He said while all USC teams were competitive, no others claimed medals or qualified for Division 1.
The mixed netball team came close though, finishing fourth.
This team won all five of its pool matches, before a strong 69-59 win over Charles Sturt University in the quarter-final.
But it lost its semi-final against La Trobe University 44-64 and then its bronze medal match against Griffith University 52-59.