Mixed Results For UCL Netball
The 1st team suffer a narrow loss against their rivals, whilst the 5s smash Imperial.
UCL 1s 40 – 41 RUMS 1s
UCL 1s took on RUMS 1s in their equivalent to a derby match. RUMS are known to be one UCL’s biggest rivals and, naturally, this was going to be a tough match for the girls. UCL got off to a strong start in the first quarter with some fantastic movement in the shooting circle; both Claire Juggins and Louise Gwilliam displayed some great shooting.
RUMS came back fighting in the second quarter, which resulted UCL going behind, but UCL pulled it back in the third quarter with a great performance from all the girls. Both teams were neck-and-neck until the final whistle blew. Every team member was having a blinder by the end of the match, with some great passes and interceptions occurring left right and centre.
Unfortunately, UCL lost by one goal, making the final score 40-41 in an extremely close game. All the girls put on a spectacular performance and special mentions go to Claire Juggins who was the top goal scorer (although there was excellent shooting from both shooters) and Emily Carey who was awarded player of the match.
All in all, it was a great game and UCL look forward to meeting RUMS again for another equally intense match.
UCL 5s 39 – 1 Imperial 4s
UCL had a slow start to the game with the opposition initially proving to be strong in defence. However, UCL redeemed their shaky start and found their stride after the first quarter and the team continued to build on their new confidence throughout the entire game.
Both Chloe Angris and Ellen Bryant were shooting equally well and working the ball around the circle very effectively. Furthermore, Charlotte Leysen stepped up to play GD and proved herself as a strong defender by making several key interceptions. Leysen clearly surprised the opposition and their shooters were unsuccessful in scoring another goal.
The final score was an impressive 39-1 to UCL, only conceding one goal. Georgie Drew was Man of the Match.