wscai matchday two

24 October 2016

The WSCAI went into it's second week of action and began to shape our expectations on what to expect this season.

Maynooth University have set themselves as the early pace-setters in the Premier Division as they maintained their unbeaten start to the season with victory at home to IT Sligo. Peamount United's Amber Barrett has brought her club form into the Third Level season with a hat trick against the ladies from the North-West making it five goals in two games.

Last year's runners-up IT Carlow are keeping on their tails however as they overcame UCC with Clare Kinsella netting for the second week in a row along with her team's exciting addition Bronagh Kane.

NUI Galway's defence of their Premier Division crown took another setback as they were beaten by UCD. In a frustrating first half, Peamount's Lisa Casserly was wasteful and her side was made to pay for it as UCD took the lead through Madie Edwards. Casserly would eventually break her duck in the second half but Susan O'Riordan's goal sent UCD back home with all three points.

Last year's finalists in the old Division One look in pole position to make the final of the final of the restructured Division as they both recorded consecutive victories. There was a significant Wexford Youths element to Waterford IT's clash with DCU with the Dubliners prevailing thanks to a hat trick and brace from Youths duo, Aisling Frawley and Aoibhin Webb, with Youths defender Chelsee Snell on the scoresheet for the home side.

DCU's conquerors from last year's final, UL, saw past Athlone IT with a double from Eleanor Stafford. Galway WFC's Yvonne Hedigan did manage to get on the scoresheet for the visitors to keep proceedings in contention heading into the final few minutes but the home side would see out the remaining minutes without a breach.

In Division Two, there were comfortable victories for IT Tallaght and DCU 'B' while the returning Garda College got the better of UCC 'B' in their Munster clash.

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