Toughest of Debuts for Ladies in Premier League
Dundee’s ladies team made their first venture into the SVL Premier League last Saturday with a tough
game against former champions, City of Edinburgh. The visitors, boasting several senior and junior
internationalists, wasted no time in stamping their mark on the game. They were able to score clusters of
points with their superior power at the net, allowing them to control the game tempo. Despite some
scoring hits from Dundee’s Natalia Stopowska and Nicola McKenzie, Edinburgh took the first set
The second set started with both sides trading points and the scores were tied at 9/9. The Edinburgh
side moved swifty to lead 17/9 with the home side struggling to add enough power to their attack. Nicola
McKenzie and Laura Ward both hit well with the Edinburgh defence scrambling in defence and
converting points in counterattack. Attacks from Natalia Stopowska and Hannah Lawrie helped the
Dundee side win points at the end of the set, but Edinburgh held on to win the set 25/15.
The third set was closer as the home side adjusted to the speed of the game. Stopowska and McKenzie
were the big hitters again for Dundee but scores from both Hannah Lawrie and Agnes Bednarek kept the
sides with 2 points of each other. Krystine Shand and Erin Cattanach both made their team debuts and
Katie Stewart proved an able deputy for Laura Ward in the final set. Edinburgh took the set 25/21 to
complete a 3/0 win.