So far so good for UCLU Netball
UCLU Netball has started the season on a high.
In only two weeks, UCLU Netball has secured two wins for the 1st team, one for the 2nd, a close loss for the 3rd, two wins for the 4th and a draw for the 5th.
Despite lots of new players this season, the 1st team were able to maintain a strong lead against St George’s in LUSL, who were expected to be tough opponents. They came out with a well deserved 44-31 win, many thanks to some excellent shooting from Player of the Match Hannah Button.
Their 67-28 victory against Imperial 1st team secured their comfortable position at the top of the LUSL Premier Division. The tremendous point difference was thanks to great team work and Katie Sanderson‘s exceptional shooting.
After their 50-11 win against Imperial Medics, the 2nd team has even higher hopes of being promoted back to LUSL Premiership. Their fantastic goal difference was due to some excellent turnovers from the defence and some great shooting.
Despite being one of the two teams promoted into LUSL Division 1 last year, the 3rd team fought hard against LSE 1st, who had been bumped down from Premiership since last year. It was a close match, but LSE managed to pull ahead in the second half, resulting in a narrow defeat of 22-29.
A brand new 4th team went into the first BUCS game smashing City 1st 30-20. The game saw excellent defending from Emily Whalley and Charlotte Leysen, and exceptional play from Player of the Match Jenni Morrison.
They claimed yet another victory in LUSL against Royal Holloway 3rd, but it was a hard fought victory of 29-26 in a closely contested match. Special mention goes to Maddy Robson and Jenni for their performance, and Jenni receives Player of the Match (again).
The 5th team expected some tough competition after finishing last season undefeated and being promoted into Division 4. With only 2 players from last year’s team remaining, their first match against St Barts 3rd was a test for their team. The 13-13 draw is evidence of the close contest. There was excellent play from all players, especially from Player of the Match Gabriella Harris.