Oxford were off to a great start when Charlotte won the swim off (no surprise there). The first goal was a belter from Lulu after just over 20 seconds putting the team in front from the go ahead. The Dark Blues were strong in defense with Ashley in pit defense making a superb steal and Alice in goal proving why she is known as OUWPC’s best goalie with some fantastic saves.
Oxford looked dominant throughout the match with Lulu scoring 3 more goals, Hannah scoring a hat-trick and a number of goals from Ashley, Lucy, Charlotte and Ruby. Oxford improved on their man-down defense tactic since their last match. Nottingham Trent didn’t score a single goal from the 3 man-up’s they had across the match. The Dark Blues were held their own in defense against an aggressive team.
Trent seemed to fatigue in the third quarter and Oxford took advantage of this. Ruby, Anna and Ashley scored from a one on one shot against the goalie- the Trent players were no where to be seen. The Oxford girls dominated play and made some really strong and well calculated drives to score some excellent goals. Nottingham Trent’s goal came towards the end of the match but didn’t dent the score line as Oxford claimed a win with a goal difference 16 (apparently a magic number for the women).