Grasshopper NC faced a tough test against Leapoole, fielding a team with some different players in it, compared with last season. Although Grasshoppers won the toss and took first centre, it was taken from them as Leapoole shot out of the blocks to take an early lead. By the end of the first quarter, they were leading 8-12.
A couple of team changes were made by Grasshoppers at the start of the second quarter, but they were unable to catch up and instead, went further behind, as Leapoole took a commanding lead, with some superb defending from their GD and at half time, the score was 13-31.
However, Grasshopper came out fighting in the third quarter and only lost that one 11-14, but it still meant that the score going into the final quarter was 24-45.
Shooters Beth Smith and Katie Long worked really hard and well together during the final two quarters, but they could not pull it back, but Grasshopper NC’s final two quarters were very similar and they did manage to score over half to earn a point, but the final score was a 34-59 loss. Grasshopper’s player of the match was Holly Walker, who played GD and WD during the game.