13 April 2015
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK 1 WATERFORD IT 6 Aimee Pollard and Ciara Rossiter grabbed a hat trick each to power holders and hosts Waterford IT to a comfortable 6-1 win in the Womens Inter Varsity Plate at the splendid local WIT Carriganore Sports Campus.
UL already down several players with injuries were dealt another blow after 10 minutes when a knock forced Caroline Gunning to come off to be replaced by Megan Foley.
Minutes later things got even worse for the Shannonsiders when Waterford went ahead with Pollard on target with a high ball over the outstretched arms of UL 'keeper Sarah Cullinan.
Once the home side got in front UL found it hard to contain their goal scoring duo of Pollard and Rossiter who stretched the lead with a goal apiece before the interval.
Pollard then completed her hat trick for a rampant Waterford shortly after the restart and midway into the half Rossiter did likewise with two further goals to claim her second hat trick in two games.
Skipper Keara Cormican managed to take the bare look off the UL score sheet with a late consolation goal.
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK: Sarah Cullinan; Amy Serdan, Niamh McCormack, Orla Barry, Megan Carroll; Caroline Gunning, Clare Keating, Keara Cormican, Emily Hunter; Sarah Kiely, Meadhbh O'Neill. Subs: Megan Foley, Aine O'Connor, Aimee Fitzgerald, Julie Kelly.
WATERFORD IT: Rachael Lynch; Edel Maher, Vanessa Austin, Jessica Gleeson, Eimer Fennell; Aimee Pollard, Ciara Rossiter, Tara Power, Rachael Hutchinson, Besarta Ajeti; Theresa Redmond. Subs: Sheena Carroll, Linda Kelly, Jess Lawton, Davina Bryant, Becky Conroy.
Referee: Gavin Keyes. Asssitants: Anthony Walsh, Tony Walsh.