Severn Stars are sitting top of the Netball Super League after another resounding win over Team Bath.

The Worcester-based side dominated the match from start to finish to take the win 44-72. With a perfect record so far this season, the team sit first on goal difference, equal with Manchester Thunder on nine points. Head Coach, Jo Trip, said she was delighted with the win, the team’s third victory in a row, but this time on the road.

“It was another fantastic win, another game with all players playing their part on and off the court, which is absolutely brilliant,” she said.

“We weren’t as clinical as we have been in previous games. It was hot, the atmosphere was really electric, it was really loud. We were super-fast paced on court as well, so it’s just us finding that balance between being fast and then taking a pause and being really clinical with the ball as well.

“I’m really happy with another big win and maintaining that top end of the table which we’re really looking to do.”

A confident Stars took to the court at the Team Bath Arena on Friday night (March 1). However, Bath were looking to bounce back from defeat at the hands of current champions Loughborough Lightning the weekend before.

A solid start from Stars in the opening 15 minutes saw them draw away early to take an eight-goal lead, 10-18. A strong Stars performance in defence helped them to extend their lead as the match progressed and they went in at the half-time interval with a comfortable lead, 22-37.

The second half saw further defensive pressure from Stars, a franchise owned by the University of Worcester, leading to interceptions and conversions to goal, which helped to create an almost unassailable lead, 33-56. Trip made some changes in the final quarter bringing on Lefébre Rademan at goal attack, Ashleigh Dekker at centre and Bekah Airey at goal keeper, meaning all 12 players took to court. They managed to extend the lead by a further five goals and Stars took an impressive 28-goal win, 44-72.

Stars’ Niamh Cooper was named Player of the Match.

Stars’ next home game at the University of Worcester Arena is against Manchester Thunder on March 8 at 7.30pm, but this match is now sold out.

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