QMN 1st team defeat UCL (RUMS), 2nd to advance through to the Cup quarter finals
On Wednesday 14th January in the QMotion sports hall, the QM netball first team competed for a position in the cup quarter finals against strong UCL(RUMS) opposition. With a tight first quarter, consisting of no turnovers from either side and with a 7-7 finish, the match looked set to be a fight to the end. With a large crowd of QM supporters in the gallery, the atmosphere was certainly tense.
A strong start in the second quarter spurred QM to push ahead further, and with some swift goals from shooters Tass Siracusa and Polly Fletcher it wasn’t long before they effortlessly brought the game out of sight for the struggling RUMS team. Co-captain Fletcher tells us, “I’m really happy with how the girls played today, after a shaky start we built some solid foundations and I believe we took off from there really. All round great play, well done girls; bring on the final 8.” Centre, Sarova Aujla, was named player of the match, and the final score was a brilliant 40-22. Their quarterfinal match will take place at 2:45pm at the Rob Lowe Sports Centre on the 18th February.
Team Line-up: Tass Siracusa, Polly Fletcher (co-captain), Jess Lewis, Sarova Aujla, Nuran Ozyurt (co-captain), Hazel Ijoma, Faye Dench, Elly Watson