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Despite improving on last year’s performance, Lancaster’s Women’s Lacrosse team failed to take the points from their Roses match.
Lancaster began the first quarter with promise, equalising in quick succession after York scored from a counter-attack in the first five minutes. Although Lancaster’s keeper made a few good saves the score became 3-1 to York as one of a barrage of shots for York’s no.5 found its’ way into the net, giving York’s player a hat-trick.
Lancaster’s Jess McManus scored in the final moments of the first quarter, making the score 3-2 and giving Lancaster hope going into the break.
As the second quarter began, a great save from the Lancaster keeper was wasted as a check on a Lancaster player in the crease gave York the opportunity to score.
Another quick response from Lancaster made the score 4-3 but this one goal deficit proved to be too much for the Red Rose and their defence began to suffer as they let in in five more goals before half-time.
York’s fitness prevailed as Lancaster began to tire in the third quarter and a substitution from York pushed them further ahead when the substitution scored a hat-trick within the first few minutes of the second half. By the end of the third quarter York’s lead had increased to 17-3.
Despite a great goal from Lancaster a few minutes into the final quarter, it was too little too late as York scored six more goals making the final score York 23-4 Lancaster. Nonetheless, this score line is considerably better than last year’s 40-0, drawling light to the hard work that Lancaster have put into training over this past twelve months.