Rising to the occasion in round one

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Sydney University Women’s AFL side had a fantastic start to the 2015 season with a victory over UNSW, winning 89 – 24. This continued the teams enormous match winning streak across three seasons, stretching now to 35 games.

Keeping the UNSW Stingrays scoreless at quarter time, the Bombers locked down in their defensive half while still playing attacking football. By the major break Sydney Uni led by 31 points, 49 -18. Stephanie Walker and Nicola Barr were unstoppable, collecting 4 goals and 3 goals respectively.

Barr, was named Rising Star of the Week by AFL Sydney for her efforts in round one. Playing at half forward, she was extremely accurate on goal and also demonstrated great team play by setting up other attacking opportunities for Sydney Uni. Having only joined the side at the start of the year, Nicola will be a young, talented player to watch throughout the season having already shown off her play making skills.

The Sydney Uni Bombers have a bye this week, but will return to the field on Saturday the 2nd of May against the Wollongong Saints.

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