Posts Tagged ‘Plymouth Lacrosse’

Joe 'Rampage' Jackson ready to go into battle (pic, E.Fish)

Epic is often a word bandied around far too easily in my opinion, but last Sunday was definitely one of epic proportions for me and the Bournemouth Lacrosse team – ignoring the 7am wake-up call that is!



Last weekend saw the most recent INTOLacrosse fresher’s tournament played in Exeter. Here are a selection of pictures from throughout the day, including all five teams; Falmouth, Bournemouth, Bath, Exeter and Plymouth, who all put on a great spectacle for the crowds of people.


Exeter take on Bournemouth in Tournament opener (pic, Liz Hellier)

This weekend saw the third INTO Lacrosse fresher’s tournament of the season, with Exeter in the South West hosting yet another unforgettable event.


Bournemouth Girl's Lacrosse

Bournemouth Girl's team celebrate despite defeat (pic, Coach Michelle)

Cirencester 18 – 5 Bournemouth University Girls

Bournemouth University’s new squad of girls continue to impress despite losing again to a very experienced Cirencester team, in a game which was once again dominated by adverse weather conditions. 

The South Coast girls have had to get used to awful conditions in the last couple of games, first playing on a bog-like pitch in Plymouth and  now seeing 30-mph winds literally taking the ball out of their sticks, making it hard for any sort of skill to shine through.

Last time out Plymouth scraped a win as Bournemouth adjusted to the conditions quicker, however, Cirencester, with their bank of experienced international players, had seen it all before and ended up running away with this game despite a spirited display from the more inexperienced Bournemouth.


Bournemouth celebrate despite defeat (pic, Coach Michelle)

Bournemouth Girls Lacrosse team almost pulled off a remarkable comeback away to a much favoured Plymouth side in a game marred by a waterlogged pitch which saw Bournemouth’s Claire Brooke lose her shoe in the mud.

As early as the draw Bournemouth knew they were in for a scrappy game, thanks to the grass being too long, the muddy pitch being almost unplayable and the Plymouth girls being what Blues Captain Emma Fish described as ‘swipey’. Therefore, being one of the more polite teams in the league, Bournemouth struggled as the feistier Devon team took the first quarter by the scruff of the neck to lead 4-1, although there was some light relief as Brooke hopped around the fan searching for her boot.