Jenny Tang

After a year of being banished from the UBC Athletics’s Varsity program, the UBC softball team was given their varsity status back last Monday.

After the sports reviews two years ago resulted in teams being stripped of their varsity level status, UBC Athletics and Recreation have collaborated with nine clubs to form an alternative competitive stream for AMS-recognized sports clubs. The stream will allow the clubs to compete under the UBC Thunderbird name in competitive, non-varsity leagues. The new student-run teams will be able to compete for UBC in sports that are not available as varsity sports at the university.

It was a face-off against two bitter rivals at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Arena on Saturday afternoon. Following a 2-1 win on Friday night the women's hockey team was looking to extend their winning streak, but were stopped short by the Manitoba Bisons in a crushing 4-1 loss.

After being shut out Friday night 2-0, the UBC Thunderbirds bounced back in a big way, coming out victorious on Saturday afternoon with an overwhelming 6-2 win against the Mount Royal University Cougars.

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