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.

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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