Having been runners up in the southern premiership league last year on goal difference to Exeter, the women’s lacrosse team were out for revenge in what was tipped to be a tight game. However the strength and depth of the Cambridge attack shone through with the first goal scored when Sophie Tamblyn managed to sneak past the Exeter defence to convert an excellent feed from Julie Wise. The goals kept coming with Bridget Shaffrey , Serenydd Everden and Liv Cox putting the light blues 4-0 ahead. Exeter called a time out to try and regroup but their defence simply couldn’t keep out the Cambridge attack with Katie Lehovsky and Julie wise scoring twice each and Sophie Tamblyn again to give cambridge an unprecedented 9-0 lead over Exeter. A special mention should go to Amelia Miller and the rest of the midfield for turning over possession in the midfield and winning over 90% of the draws. However with nothing to lose, the Exeter team managed to find some possession and force an error in the Cambridge defence to make it 9-1 going into half time. Not allowing a comeback to take place, Julie and Bridget were quick to score in the second half and as the Cambridge team began to tire, Exeter managed to take the opportunity to find another goal. In the final quarter of the game, Cambridge found the energy for two more goals from Erica Wallace and Lara Dillingham, to conclude the match 15-3. A big team win, which looks promising for the season ahead.
Amelia Miller, Ella Benson, Liv Cox, Lara Dillingham, Serenydd Everden, Helen Gildersleeves, Katie Lehovsky, Honor May, Tori Molloy, Lottie Paterson, Tashy Rogers, Bridget Shaffrey, Sophie Tamblyn, Erica Wallace, Julie Wise