Relegated netball team end season with defeat against Cardiff at Varsity

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Swansea University’s netball team ended their season with a 45-34 defeat to Cardiff at Varsity.

The result was a shining light for Cardiff who were relegated from the Premier South, yet the result for Swansea ended a disappointing season for them, who were relegated from the Western 1A league.

Swansea captain Brooke Collett said: “I think we could’ve won it.

“It all depends on the day, but next season is a new season for us all.”

The first quarter saw Swansea play fast-paced attacking netball and end the quarter leafing 11-7, with goal attack Rebecca Steingass scoring six of Swansea’s points.

The second quarter saw Cardiff increase their tempo and become more attacking-minded.

Cardiff’s five-point deficit turned into a lead as Cardiff ended the first half 20-19 in the lead.

The second half started positively for Cardiff whose lead was extended to five points.

Steingass scored nine of Swansea’s 10 points in the third quarter, yet Cardiff led 34-29.

The final quarter saw Cardiff increase their lead to nine points as they were ruthless in attack and did not give Swansea chance to regroup.

Cardiff captain Angharad Williams was delighted for the win.

“This win was so important for us, after such a disappointing season this was everything for us,” she said.

“The game has come close to our exams but it’s provided us with a break.”

Swansea University 1sts 34-45 Cardiff University 1sts

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