Players “heartbroken” after thrashing against Medics wraps up poor season

USW in action against Cardiff Medics. Pic: Ben Thomas

By Sam Hill

University of South Wales Women’s Hockey 1st XI Coach John Lowrie says his side were left “heartbroken” by their 9-0 loss to Cardiff Medics 1st XI.

Lowrie spoke highly of the progression over the course of the campaign even though it was a chastening afternoon for the hosts.

He said: “As a whole, I think the fact that they have improved so much is a positive.

“We had such an inexperienced team this year and we’re hoping we can go into next season with a much stronger team.”

Lowrie gave his thoughts on their final outing this season.

He explained: “We are heartbroken by this loss. In the first half, we did well to keep the score very low, which we were very happy with.

“We had plenty of chances but then the second half just wasn’t our half.”

The coach singled out a few star performers in his side today despite the disappointing result.

“Bethan and Katie had their last game for us and it has been a pleasure having them. Bethan gave some great service in the first half,” he said.

“And some other star players were Karris and Ella who brought up the energy when we needed it.”

USW finished the season with just one victory over Swansea University 3rds, placing them bottom of the BUCS league.