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Lancaster secured one the first points of Friday’s sporting line-up with a 21-15 win in the battle of the two college select teams. Each university appeared to have a different take on the meaning of this title and played two very different types of teams. Lancaster had held trials and picked the best players from the eight college teams in the inter-college netball, in contrast to York who instead of a college select had selected a college, their college cup winners, Alcuin.
Lancaster had the better of the early exchanges and led 4-2 after a tight first quarter, with Laura Christie scoring three. Both Lancaster and York made changes after only one quarter; this coupled with the strict officiating led to yet another disjointed quarter. The scoreline read 7-7 at half-time.
Player of the match Sarah Kelly-Olatunji was a rock at the back for Lancaster rarely letting anything past. With Christie and Molly Lynch especially in inspired form going forward there was only going to be one outcome. In spite of a spirited late fight-back from York, in particular goal-attack Amy Moye, Lancaster triumphed 21-15 in relatively comfortable fashion.