Nottingham Trent University Men's 1st team

It’s the big university lacrosse final tomorrow, with Nottingham Trent University’s first team hoping to avenge nine times undefeated favourites, Durham University.

The two teams will be playing for the British Universities and College Sport Cup, which Trent hope to take home after losing to Durham in last year’s final.

NTU has not had much luck against Durham, losing last year’s final and twice to them this year.

But NTU midfielder Alex Harris says the NTU team is better prepared for this big game.

“We’re stronger than we’ve been before and I think we have a good chance of winning this time,” he says.

After beating Leeds Beckett 23-4 in last week’s semi-final, it seems the team are optimistic about tomorrows match.

Nottingham Trent mens lacrosse team playing against Oxford Brookes University

Coach Sam Patterson said they are well prepared.

“Since the last game we have focused on the process not the outcome, meaning we can only control what we have control over, win the individual, unit and team battles and the result will look after itself,” he said.

The men’s first team have a mix of both English and American Sports Scholars including Dominick Calisto, who plays for the Ohio Machine in America’s professional league.

Coach Patterson said: “I have the upmost confidence in the lads for tomorrow – as long as they embrace the challenge, they are more than capable of ending Durham’s nine-year-long winning streak.”

The match will take place tomorrow at the David Ross Sports village with a start time of 5.30pm.