Women’s lacrosse lose 10-11 in BUCS semi-final

Chesca Hirst 14 March 2014

The Blues ended the season with a nail-biting 10-11 loss to Birmingham in the BUCS semi-final on Wednesday.

Birmingham, who had lost to Cambridge in this competition in the previous two years, came out strong and scored the first goal. Cambridge quickly equalised but throughout the first half, Birmingham continued to break through the home defense. At half-time, Cambridge were trailing 3-7.

In the second half, the Blues stepped up their game, with goalkeeper Ari Midgen making some outstanding saves and with all members of the team transitioning the ball smoothly. Birmingham became more aggressive and were handed two yellow cards during the half, as well as numerous penalties because of off ball detaining. Lara Pleydell-Bouverie converted two of these. Within the last 10 minutes of the game, the scores were level at 10-10. However, in the last minute, Birmingham managed to break through the defense to score the winning goal. 

The Kingfishers also played their BUCS Trophy semi-final on Wednesday against Oxford 2nds. They had lost and drawn to Oxford in their league matches as well as in their Varsity match recently. However, the team played exceptionally well in their semi-final. The first half saw a close scoreline with Oxford pulling away in the latter stages to leave them 2 goals up at half-time. In the second half, the Kingfishers managed to break the Oxford defense down and won the game 12-10. Goals came from Seren Everden, Hattie Wilson, India Dunn, Felicity Villar, and straight defender Emma Gerrard. Special mention goes to Chloe Fox for another outstanding performance. The Kingfishers next play Durham 2nds in Surrey on 26th March.