Storm Strike Lightning Victory
28 January 2012
A sell-out crowd at Surrey Sports Park created an exciting match for Storm’s second match of the season against Loughborough Lightning.
The first quarter saw Lightning taking the first two points, their defence making Storm work, but some fast-paced passes between Trippick and Greenway meant Storm took the lead. The Attacking trio worked well, creating some impressive play around the shooting circle and Storm’s strong teamwork showed, with balls flying down the court and into the net as they settled into the match. The quarter finished with a goal by Dunn, taking the score 22-9 to Storm.
Quarter two saw no change in the starting line-up and Storm came out looking Strong. Lightning’s attack made Storm’s defence work hard to turn the ball around, but Holland made some brilliant mid-court interceptions. Storm settled comfortably into the game, some fast-paced play and accurate shooting from Dunn and Cookey, increased the goal difference. Quarter two finishing again with a goal from Storm and the half time score stood 38-16 to Storm.
After half time, quarter three saw Modeste replace Greenway at WA and Betsey came on at GK, replacing Reid. The change in team saw Storm make some small errors on the court, but made little difference to the score as the game continued in a similar style. This quarter saw some brilliant interceptions, Cookey making an easy interception of Lightning’s centre pass and seeing the ball into the net. The substitutions had little effect on the score, which stood at 55-24 to Storm.
Storm went into Quarter four knowing a victory was on the cards. Bello replaced Seaton at WD and a confident and comfortable made for an enjoyable quarter to watch. There was some lovely mid-court play and passes, making easy work of Lightning. Modeste had a good last quarter, and although Lightning managed to get some goals back, Storm had the game from the beginning and a confident performance saw the final score standing 66-38.
Player of the match went to a well deserving Katy Holland. The win sees Storm at the top of the Superleague table.
Storm’s next match is away against Team Bath on Friday 3rd February.