On a gloriously sunny afternoon, the University of Nottingham (UoN) Ladies Lacrosse Team beat their Nottingham Trent University (NTU) counterparts in a thrilling varsity match, to seal the Super Wednesday point for UoN.
Fans from both sides came out to enjoy the sun and sports, to make the varsity atmosphere a bit more enthralling. UoN started the brighter, going into an early lead by scoring a goal in the first minute. They struck again within minutes to stretch their early lead, and, when another UoN goal was scored, the shell-shocked NTU ladies called for a time-out. After the time-out, NTU gained some footing by grabbing a goal back, bringing the score to 3-1 at the end of the first quarter.
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NTU appeared to be back in force, quickly scoring another goal after the break. UoN came back quickly with another goal, bringing the score to 4-2, and from this point UoN really began to turn the screw, with a relentless barrage of goals from UoN. At half-time, the UoN ladies led 7-2, showing their dominance of the first half. There was a band performance and relentless heckling for encores, which made the atmosphere even better.
The 3rd quarter started with a goal by NTU, inching closer, with the score now 7-3. They looked ready to win back the game with two quick-fire goals soon after, and suddenly we had a game on our hands. UoN restored their three-goal advantage by the end of the third quarter, however, in what became a devastating blow for the NTU team.
In the final quarter, UoN ran away with it. Four goals without reply in the final quarter added the gloss to a stylish UoN win, and sealed the win that meant the Super Wednesday point went to the University of Nottingham.
Words by Sanchari Banerjee
Image: IMPACT Images Team
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