Strong start for Otter in BWPL Div 1

Otter outplayed promoted West London Penguin in the opening game of the women's BWPL Division 1 season in Watford on Saturday. Otter lead from the start, winning the first quarter 3-1 before pulling away to lead 8-2 at half time, 12-2 at the end of the third quarter before winning the game 16-3. It was a solid team performance, with new Otters Claudia & Kate settling into the team quickly. It was also great to see Hannah, Izzy, Mhairi & Kathy, all who played for Lutra last year, stepping up and performaing well in their first, 1st team game. 

Otter had it tougher vs Manchester on Sunday morning. Otter recovered strongly from 8-5 down in the third quarter before narrowly falling short of snatching a draw in the final minutes of the game. Leaving Manchester to take the points with a 9-8 win. 

2 hours after the Manchester game, Otter were back in action against defending champions Liverpool who proved to strong for Otter on this occasion winning the physical encounter 14-10. 

Otter scorers V Penguins : Lex 5, Claudia 3, Emma 2, Izzy, Mhairi, Brooke, Peggy, Kathy, Hannah. 

Otter scorers v Manchester: Lex 2, Claudia 2, Emma 2, Hannah & Mhairi.

Otter scorers v Liverpool: Claudia 2, Emma 2, Kate 2, Lex, Mhairi, Brooke, Kathy.