Surrey Storm were defeated 60-44 last night (23 Feb) by Team Bath in the Vitality Netball Superleague.
Director of Netball Tania Hoffman feels however that they were well matched for most of the match.
“Our second quarter really blew us away.” she said.
“It was really close for the other three quarters but the 8-20 score of the second quarter really killed us.”
Despite the defeat, Hoffman believes there are many positives to take.
The end of the court line-up saw a number of current and former University of Surrey Netballers line-up, including Rhea Dixon, Emily Gulvin and Katie Harris.
“We had to make some changes, and the ones we did make were really positive, I’m really pleased with the ex-Team Surrey girls.”
It was Harris who impressed the most, converting 90% of her shots taken at the Team Bath Arena.
“Katie [Harris] is a vital cog, she’s our best shooter at the moment, and what we’re hoping to do is make sure that our shooters all get up to that standard.”
While there were positives to take, Hoffman admitted there was plenty of room for improvement ahead of Storm’s upcoming match against Celtic Dragons on Monday (26 Feb).
Hoffman believes that the number of unforced errors has cost Storm so far this season.
“We’re making far too many of them.
“We’ve got to make sure come Dragons we don’t give passes away, we don’t give so many penalties away.”
While Storm are still without a win in their opening three matches, the squad and coaching staff are confident of a win on Monday.
Hoffman said, “We have to be confident in every game we play.”
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