NTU dazzle in final event of Varsity 2022 with victory in Netball

Nottingham was painted pink as the Trent ladies stunned the University of Nottingham with a 52-28 win in the varsity netball.

After a two-year hiatus, varsity was back in full force at Lee Westwood Sports Centre in Clifton for netball.

UoN were rattled from minute one with NTU flying out the blocks.

Kelsie Taylor at centre and Corey McGlynn at goal defence produced two enormous turnovers to put Trent four goals up in the first five minutes.

At quarter-time Trent led UoN 15-7 after an excellent first quarter from the ladies in pink.

UoN were handed multiple turnovers by Trent but threw them away in the opening stages.

The home team were without two of their starting seven as Loughborough Lightning duo Ella Bowen and Hannah Williams were rested for their upcoming Super League fixture.

The second quarter saw Indya Masser and Zoe Matthewman’s breathtaking connection as the wing attack threaded the needle through the final third for both shooters.

Loughborough Lightning’s Jess Haynes, goalkeeper, produced some fine tips to push the ladies in pink on.

UoN wing defence Ashling Sweeney was cautioned for persistent contact and then replaced just before half time.

At half-time Trent led by 20 goals with the score being 29-9.

UoN goal defence Ella Onyems worked incredibly hard in the circle stopping Northern Ireland international Rachel Duckers in goal attack.

Corey McGlynn came up with interception after inception and deserves a notable mention.

Trent Tigers provided the crowd with an excellent half-time performance – roaring the ladies in pink on.

The third quarter saw Trent increase their lead by 12 goals with the score being 41-21 going into the final 15 minutes.

UoN had a slight surge in the championship quarter but there was no stopping Trent as they hit 41.

Ireland’s Sophie Murray replaced goal attack Rachel Duckers in the final quarter treating the crowd to even more splendid shooting.

UoN could not handle the strength and versatility of the Trent girls with the game ending 52-28 to Trent in phenomenal fashion.

Goal shooter Zoe Matthewman said: “We knew it was going to be a really hard game, but we took confidence from our undefeated season to come out victorious.”

Wales international Matthewman, was a standout in the game as she ran riot in the shooting circle.

NTU were unbeaten in their BUCS league this season which saw them promoted to the Premiership.

Despite Trent’s win today – UoN won varsity 2022 after their win in Men’s Futsal yesterday.

The ladies in pink can go home proud knowing they ended varsity 2022 in impeccable style.

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