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Thursday, February 10, 2011
Cambridge got into the game well and opened an early lead, Niki Rau scoring a nice goal from the wing. Good attacks helped them extend the lead, with clear chances being stopped by penalties which first Kriszti Baranyi (3) and then Angela Heard (2) converted.
But Thames always looked dangerous, and battled back to a 9-9 half time scoreline with Cambridge making some silly mistakes.
A close second half saw Thames lead by a goal with 12 minutes left, but after a timeout from Cambridge they fought back to lead by two which they held to the end.
Baranyi finishes as Cambridge’s top scorer with six, and although Niki Papp for Thames scored eight, it was not quite enough for victory.
Also in the Women’s EHA Cup, Great Dane beat Manchester University 15-9 in a hard-fought and tense clash at Leyton.
* In the Men’s EHA Cup, Great Dane reached the second round when they beat Warwick University 32-24 in their first round clash. That result means Great Dane join Olympia and Ruislip in the next round after the other two teams received byes through the first stage.