ROSES 2014: Lacrosse Preview

What a phenomenal season for UYLC, who are surely the crown jewel among York’s sporting clubs this season. Both the men and women have played superbly, storming to league and cup doubles this season. The men’s 1sts won all 7 of their league games, and edged a tight clash with Durham in the cup final. The women’s 1sts proved equally successful, cruising to promotion with eight straight victories, before thrashing Newcastle in the cup final to seal the double. They will also come together to form a mixed team to take on Lancaster, adding an extra dimension of fun to proceedings.

Last year’s matches on home turf resulted in emphatic victories for all three teams, and women’s 1sts captain Claire Thomas is keen to repeat that feat:
“Roses is always enormous fun for both sides of the club, especially as it gives us the rare opportunity to play mixed. We’ve had an amazing season, including an emphatic win over Lancaster in the quarter finals of our Cup, but don’t want to get complacent, so will come out fighting. The enormous goal difference in our last women’s Roses game is something I want to emulate this year, and these are certainly three points that we’re hoping we can go out and take in a commanding fashion. Lacrosse are always one of the best-performing clubs for the a White Rose, and this year should be no different.”