SHIPLAKE COLLEGE were missing captain Sophie Arnold for their derby clash with Henley College so Stacie Kozhemyakina deputised.
In the first quarter Shiplake fielded a new partnership in the attacking circle, with Meg Barron-Cutts playing GS for the first time and Alice White playing GA. Due to the lack of match practice, this combination took a little while to find their rhythm. Lucy Collings and Kozhemyakina fought tirelessly in the defence, limiting Henley’s goal count as they built a 6-1 lead.
In the second quarter, Shiplake made changes in the attack and defence, bringing on Chloe Goodman at GS and Emily Holloway at WD.
In midfield Libby Harman and Hannah Cartwright worked well together offering a strong and fluid movement up and down the court whilst making some outstanding interceptions.
Shiplake maintained good intensity to stay in the game, with the half-time score 10-4 to Henley College.