Cambridge found an exciting and tough battle in their first clash against Oxford at home on Wednesday. The match opened with Cambridge taking control of the play leading to an opening goal from Anna Pugh.
The first half of the match mostly saw Cambridge in possession, and goals came from Pleydell- Bouverie and co-captain Hirst. However, Oxford capitalized on any opportunities presented to them, leading to a half time score of 5-4.
After half time, Cambridge stepped up all aspects of their game and dealt with Oxford's attacking play sublimely. All Light Blues gave their all in the midfield to defend. The key players to the success of the host’s defense were Sharp, Gardiner and Harlow, along with ever solid goalkeeper Midgen. Pugh and Pleydell-Bouverie completed their hat tricks – along with goals from Morill, co-captain Allard and two from Lehovsky to give a full time score of 11-6.
Ex-captain Anna Pugh was the man of the match for her exceptional mid-field play along with her three key goals.