Storm stung by Wasps in Netball Superleague battle

Surrey Storm slipped to a 47-33 loss to Wasps netball in the Vitality Netball Superleague at Warrington on Sunday.

A fairly even opening quarter saw Wasps have their noses in front to lead 11-8. Storm started with 16-year-old Sophie Kelly who impressed during her time on court.

Wasps held the lead at the end of the second quarter by leading by nine goals at 26-17. A change due to injury saw Rachel Dunn leave the court to be replaced by Jamaican international Gezelle Allison.

Storm bought on Frankie Wells at the start of the third period with Wasps also making a number of changes including Ella Powell-Davies for Captain Sophia Candappa. At the end of the third quarter Wasps had a comfortable ten goal advantage 37-27.

Storm to their credit never gave up but couldn’t handle the excellent shooting of Dunn and Katie Harris. Dunn scored 17 goals with Harris hitting 23.

For Storm Kelly rarely missed the target and ended up with nine goals and Karyn Bailey 19.

Surrey Storm   33   Wasps 47

Vitality Netball Superleague  Sunday 28th February 2021

By Peter Moore