A ruthless attacking display pleased Swansea captain Brooke Collett in her side’s 45-28 win over Bath at Sketty.
Swansea benefitted greatly from the interceptions of goal-defence Angharad Morris and the clinical finishing of goal-attack Katie Lelliott and goal-shooter Rebecca Steingrass.
Collett said: “We played with great speed and control, and converted the majority of chances that we got into goals which is really pleasing.
“There were a few loose passes but we managed to put a stop to a lot of their moves, thankfully.”
When asked about her team’s ambitions for the season, Collett said: “Ours are just to stay up. We got promoted last season so we’re just going to focus on staying in the league and consolidating.”
Swansea accelerated into an early lead with Lelliott scoring two goals and Steingrass getting three.
Bath bravely fought back however, with the impressive goal attack Emma Groundwater helping to pull the score back with three of her own.
Swansea soon regained their composure and incisive passing from captain Collett paved the way for Swansea to end the first quarter 11-8 in front.
Bath started the second quarter strongly and the Swansea team had Morris to thank for intercepting a couple of moves that could have caused them problems.
Swansea had a Bath leaning-offence to thank moments later as Lelliott took advantage to score the resulting free shot.
The third quarter proved to be much tighter in terms of goal action, but after a contact offence in the goal circle, Steingrass’ penalty made it 31-23.
The final quarter saw Swansea regain their foothold on the game and a series of impressive, flowing team moves led to the team taking a 39-25 lead.
Bath rallied and had Groundwater again to thank for making the score look less one-sided, but those efforts proved to be in vain as defensive encroaching from the Bath defence allowed Steingrass to add to the Swansea score.
A late flurry of impressive shooting from Lelliott, including one from an excellent skill pass from Steingrass, put the result beyond doubt as the game ended 45-28.
Swansea University 1sts 45-28 Batyh University 3rds