Steady start for Ladies in the SW League

South West Ladies League

Tournament 1

 

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The South West Ladies League is based on Monthly ranking tournaments rather than the traditional weekly home and away system. The league is relatively young and the teams are spread from Plymouth to Aberystwyth, Birmingham to Swansea, having a central venue where all the teams can meet, play each other has proved very effective; league points are awarded per tournament,  as the season progresses teams are seeded on league positions, except for the first meeting where everybody plays everybody else.

 

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Bath Lacrosse Club’s ladies section provides a fantastic outlet for upcoming juniors and fresher students, new players to the game but keen to learn; with a core of experienced players the squad is pretty competitive.

On the day Bath came away with a 6 Loss and 2 Win record against some very experienced opposition, the team improved visibly as the day progressed. Close losses to Birmingham LLC (3:2) and Oxford City LLC (4:2) showed there was plenty of potential, so it was no surprise that the team came away with good wins against local rivals Bath Ladies (7:2) and Swansea University (4:1) which boosted moral and ensured  a 7th place standing (three teams did not play in this tournament).

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Individually there were some great performances, particularly by Sophie Gillibrand in the Bath goal, some outstanding saves, and commanding clears gave Sophie the MVP (Most Valued Player) on the day. At midfield 16 yr old Isabelle Gent proved a real threat to the opposition, terrifying opposition goalies with a mean rising shot.

On November 1st 2015 the teams will be seeded based on the standings from this tournament, Bath will be more than capable of rising to the challenge.