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October 13, 2018 by Surrey Storm

Surrey Storm reach semi-finals of Fast5s

Surrey Storm enjoyed a lengthily run at the British Fast5 Netball All-Star Championships.

The duck-egg-blue girls made it all the way to the semi-finals of the competition, eventually losing out to Wasps Netball in a thrilling affair.

The day began with a tough test against the current reigning champions of the competition, Loughborough Lightning.

Despite early dominance from the midlands side, Storm overcame their opponents in dramatic late fashion thanks to a 5-point shot from Rhea Dixon.

Round two of the Championships saw Storm face-off against Severn Stars in a bid to take the short route to the semi-finals.

However, it would be Stars who came out on top in the clash, confusion over the use of the Power Play system causing trouble for Storm.

In their final opportunity to secure a place in the final four, Storm would once again play Lightning at the Copper Box Arena.

Storm prevailed over their opposition in an extremely tight contest, Sigi Burger’s prowess under the posts proving vital in the 13-6 victory.

Wasps Netball awaited Storm in the semi-finals, the winner advancing to the finals with a chance of winning £25,000.

Wasps dominated the early stages of the game, utilising their Power Play to establish an early 6-18 lead.

Determined not to give in, Storm rallied together and put in a spirited performance in an attempt to turn the tide.

Rhea Dixon sent the crowd into a frenzy with her pinpoint shooting, netting two 10-point shots during Storm’s Power Play to level the scores.

Unfortunately, Wasps proved too much for the Surrey side, eventually coming out 37-45 winners.

Storm showed an incredible team spirit in their first outing of the season, sending a real message to their Superleague competitors.

A new era at Surrey Storm has truly begun. #ReadyToRise

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