Monday 11th December 2017

First Round Success in the Women’s Lacrosse Tournament

The first Women’s Scottish Student Sport Freshers Lacrosse League which was held at MES, Edinburgh on Sunday 3rd December 2017.

University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Stirling and Robert Gordon University all took part in round one of the Women’s Scottish Student Sport Freshers Lacrosse League. This was the first of a three-part series of tournaments  designed to provide female students the opportunity to participate in Lacrosse for the first time!

The day started with a group warm up in which Anna Weaver led to ensure a positive and fun atmosphere was set from the word go! After a few stretches teams were ready to battle it out on the pitch. The first scrimmage started at 1.30 pm in which University of Stirling featured against University of Glasgow it was an evenly contested game which resulted in a 2-1 victory to University of Glasgow.

The 2nd fixture of the day saw University of Edinburgh vs Robert Gordon University. Players clearly learned from the umpires and showed a development in their understanding of the rules, specifically the restraining lines. This game ended with Robert Gordon University taking a 4-0 win over University of Edinburgh.

University of Stirling faced Robert Gordon University in their 2nd game of the day, looking to bounce back after their narrow defeat earlier in the day. A strong display of end-to-end lacrosse was played and  University of Stirling took a dominant 5-0 win.

Game number 4 saw the confident University of Glasgow side come out looking for their 2nd win of the day. They managed to score 3 tactically advanced goals against University of Edinburgh with the help Coach Eve Caldwell’s pearls of wisdom from the side lines!

Heading into the final two games of the day it was fair to say teams from far afield were fascinated by the pink skies that overcast Edinburgh… a good break from competition and an opportunity for the Instagram feeds!

University of Stirling and University of Edinburgh were up next, resulting in a 5-1 win for University of Stirling. Shout out goes to Top Goal scorer, Hannah Masterton (University of Stirling), for all her efforts.

University of Glasgow vs Robert Gordon University was the final game of the day and there was no stopping University of Glasgow as they stormed to a 5-0 win.

After a tantalising afternoon of Lacrosse it was safe to say everyone was ready to head home and thaw out!

Gareth Roberts (SS Lacrosse Chair) stated:

“It was great to see so many beginners getting involved in the game; with some fast and exciting lacrosse being played. Though it took a while, it became obvious the Freshers started to see the benefits of settling their offences. It was clear that throughout the Freshers’ tournament that their Lacrosse IQ was growing and they started to understand the game.”

Anna Weaver (Lacrosse Scotland Events Assistant) specified that it was a pleasure to be a part of such a great day of Lacrosse and congratulated all teams and players for their efforts with some great games being played.

Fern Mitchell (Lacrosse Scotland, Participation Officer) commented:

“It was a great opportunity to meet the students as well as having a tournament that allowed for players to try the sport for in some cases the first time, there was a lot of success within each team and individual players, I am looking forward to February where we will see this tournament in action again!”

Results Table

  Stirling Uni Edinburgh Uni Glasgow Uni RGU Total Points
Stirling University   5-1 = 3 points 1-2 = 1 point 5-0 = 3 points 6
Edinburgh University 1-5 = 0 points   0-3 = 0 points 0-4 = 0 points 0
Glasgow University 2-1 = 3 points 3-0 = 3 points   0-5 = 3 points 9
Robert Gordons University 0-5 = 0 points 4-0 = 3 points 0-5 = 0 points   3


Round two takes place on Sunday 18th February 2018 at University of St Andrews. The third and final round, where teams will battle it off for the Women’s Freshers Cup will be on Sunday 25th March 2018 at Garscube Sports Complex, Glasgow.

You can view all the pictures from the day by checking the Lacrosse Scotland Facebook page.

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