In their fifth league fixture of the term, the Lacrosse team took another three points with a convincing win away in Exeter. After 5 hours of travelling the blues arrived, unusually, with plenty of time to warm up. With a very small squad of thirteen, we were relieved to find Exeter had a small pitch marked up, which we hoped would counteract the fact that they had five more subs than us.

A masterclass from Tori in how to score while someone is hitting you in the face

The game started shakily when Exeter converted two penalties and scored again from a crease drive taking them 3-0 up. Not disheartened, Captain Miller scored our first goal followed by a solo goal from Tori Molloy and from then we never looked back. At 3-3, Exeter called a time out to try and disrupt the momentum but Sophie Tamblyn scored almost immediately for Cambridge to take the lead.

 

Even very questionable defending couldn't stop captain Miller

Then followed a period of extensive Exeter possession but a very solid Cambridge defence and great saves from goalie Helen managed to hold them out until half time. After a team talk, Cambridge came out firing in the second half scoring 4 goals in five minutes, much to the despair of the Exeter coach.

Composure from Cambridge under pressure

Another time out was called but after that things just got worse for Exeter. In the last ten minutes of the match, Exeter’s opportunities to score came few and far between while the Cambridge attack were spoilt for choice. Goals from Molloy, Wise, Wallace, Cox and Miller were too much for the Exeter defence and Sophie Tamblyn even managed a behind-the-back shot to finish off a fantastic match. Final Score: 15-6.