Jones ecstatic at lacrosse team’s strong start to the season

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Emily Jones is ecstatic at the recent performances of Swansea University’s lacrosse side as they find themselves level on points with leaders Cardiff Metropolitan (Met) University.

The women’s side finished the league fourth last season and were looking to improve on that place with the beginning of a new set of fixtures.

Swansea started this season against hotly tipped Plymouth university, who finished second in the western 2A  division last year.

The away trip proved a difficult experience for the Welsh side as they went down 8-3.

Swansea’s second game welcomed the current top side Cardiff Met to their city.

A terrific effort from the team produced the win, as they saw Cardiff off on the back of a 8-3 scoreline.

“We’re doing really well,” said Jones.

“We’re playing the best any of the current team can remember.”

Jones cited the effort and togetherness of the side for their current form.

“In general the whole team have got a good hold of it,” she added.

“I think that’s why we’re winning, the team works well together.”

On the back of their home win against Cardiff Met they travelled over the border to Gloucestershire.

Having just been relegated from the 1A division, Gloucestershire posed a tough test for Swansea.

But Swansea were determined to pick up the points and it was a buoyant squad who travelled back to Wales on the back of a 12-5 win.

Women’s lacrosse is putting itself on the map thanks to their great performances and Jones revealed they have a Welsh international in their midsts.

“Joclyn Robinson, she’s a great player,” she said. “Played in last summer’s world cup for Wales.”

The Welsh side finished a respectable fifth with Robinson scoring six times for her country.

Swansea look set for a good finish this year and Jones is looking towards the league title especially after beating Cardiff Met earlier in the season.

“Oh yes, definitely,” she said.

“Hopefully we can win the league.”

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