Two weeks ago saw the battle of the blues for CULNC. Coming into the match the blues felt confident after their two wins against Loughborough. After a shaky start the blues secured a 3 goal lead after the first quarter. Great defensive work down the court from Sophie Maitland (C), Becky Haggie (WA) and Chloe Merrell (WS) produced multiple turnovers allowing the blues to establish a 4 goal lead at half time (25-21).
The second half brought with it a new energy with the team being roared on by the crowd of supporters. The team’s sports psychology sessions paid off in the third quarter in which Cambridge pulled away with a lead of 10. Oxford pushed back in the final quarter but the light blues came away with a solid 5 goal win against the other place. Player of the match deservedly went to Becky Haggie.