Ireland 4 Scotland 0
The Irish Senior Women beat Scotland 4-0 in their first game of a two game series in The University of Ulster on Saturday.
Ireland were 1-0 up at the end of quarter one with Deirdre Duke volleying home first time after a loose ball in the attacking circle. Ireland were two goals in front in quarter two with Mikayla Power scoring her first senior goal in her first outing for the Senior team.
Sarah Hawkshaw and Naomi Carroll linked up brilliantly after disposing Scotland of the ball and Mikayla showed great composure to beat the Scottish keeper.
Scotland held Ireland at bay in quarter three. Ireland scored two goals in the last quarter. Caoimhe Perdue scored a drag flick off a short corner to put Ireland three goals up.
The goal of the match came with 6 minutes to go. Roisin Upton took a quick free on the half way and finds Zara Malseed free in the circle with a beautifully floated aerial. Zara deflected the ball first time in the air into the goal to a marvellous applause from all the supporters.
Ireland 1 Scotland 1
Scotland took the lead within the first minute of the match starting. It took Ireland until quarter four to equalise in what was a bit of a frustrating game for the girls in green. Scotland really put the pressure on the Irish team.
Ireland struggled to gain momentum in the game in comparison to the previous day. They did force a number of penalty corners throughout the game but the Scottish keeper was in superb form between the posts.
Ireland did score off a well worked corner routine, Michelle Carey getting a lovely touch to a Roisin Upton drag flick.
Ireland head to The Netherlands for their next series of games at the start of June, playing The Netherlands, Argentina, Australia and Japan and coming back to Dublin on the 10th, 12th and 13th June to play against USA.