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U17S MATCH REPORT | SARACENS MAVERICKS 44 - 42 SURREY STORM

22nd March 2022

NPL UNDER 17S MATCH : Sunday 20th March @ Queenswood School, Hatfield

Saracens Mavericks U17s came out strong in the first quarter, taking an early lead, with defence turning over some great ball and centre court working hard and combining with our shooters to convert. Finishing the first quarter leading 16-11.

Going into the second quarter Surrey storm came back strongly, starting to close the gap. This prompted some fresh legs to enter the court bringing energy and control with Brooke entering the game at C and Farah at WA. The team was still determined and working hard but a few too many unforced errors led to us being 2 down at half time, with the score being 25-23.

To start the third quarter Phoenix came on at WD, with May re-joining the game at C midway through the quarter. This quarter was extremely competitive and well contested with both teams going almost goal for goal, we were able to close the gap to one, with the score being 33-32 to storm.

Entering the fourth and final quarter the squad was pumped and started strongly, with Melissa back on at WD, Molly back to GS and Charlotte being introduced at GA bringing great composure and creating a new dynamic in attack. The defensive unit again were causing countless turnovers with mid court having great patience and working the ball to the shooters who were scoring some great goals. With the added support, noise and cheers from our coaches, bench, and supporters we were able to push all the way to the final whistle and take the win 44-42 !

We’re looking forward to getting back to training to keep improving and working hard; hoping to bring this positivity and form into our next match.

Coaches’ player, players’ player and opposition’s player were all deservedly awarded to Rihanna Luke who worked tirelessly throughout the whole match gaining intercept after intercept, creating opportunities for the team.

Thank you to our coaches and all the Mavericks family for their continued support and belief!

Starting 7 (GS-GK): Katherine, Molly (c), Hannah, May, Melissa, Izzy, Rihanna (vc).

Bench: Charlotte, Farah, Brooke, Phoenix and Flo.

Written by : Molly Morrissey (U17 acting captain)

Photography : Annette Allanson