UoL sharpshooter puts on scoring clinic in convincing Varsity netball win

by Ada White

The De Montfort University (DMU) netball team took on Varsity rivals University of Leicester (UoL) and despite a valiant effort were beaten in a hard fought and entertaining game.

Katie Littlewood, 22, holding all three netball trophies

Goal attack and UoL captain Katie Littlewood, 22, a third year Criminology student, led the team in scoring and seemed to have an inability to miss at times, only failing to convert on four shots all game, putting up more than 30 of their 59 points with poise and finesse.

Littlewood began playing netball at the age of 11 and formerly played at regional level, with her experience showing on the court and making it clear why she was made captain.

The rest of the team played terrific offence and defence, moving the ball around quickly as a well-drilled unit, showing the results of clear extensive training.

This game was a part of the week-long Varsity competitions which have returned after two years’ absence due to Covid and the crowd loved every minute of it, cheering both their teams on and showing great support.

It is clear that this was a well missed part of the university calendar and students are glad to see it back.

The UoL half of the crowd erupted into cheers when the final whistle sounded and celebrated with the players as the team lifted the trophy.

This game completed the team’s three wins out of the three games and showed just how dominant they had been in the series of games.

Littlewood expressed pride in her team after the win and said: “It’s a nice way to finish the year.”

Varsity games in many different sports will continue until today (TUE,MARCH29) – details and fixture times and venues can be found on the DMU website.