The high tempo was maintained in the second quarter with strong defence shown by both teams resulting in a low scoring quarter. Tough rebounding from Rachel Fitzgerald for Meteors and Marta Wieliczko for DCU were the high lights of this quarter. At the end of the second quarter Meteors still trailed by 4 points.
The game intensified with Sarah Woods pushing the ball from coast to coast maintaining the high tempo which led to an impressive 4 assists and numerous scores.Meteors increased their defensive performance and upped their intensity forcing consecutive turnovers from DCU Mercy However, outside shooting from Suzanne Maguire and Shauna O'Connor contributed to their 14 point lead at the end of the quarter.
The last quarter was a high scoring affair, with both teams going score for score for much of the quarter. However, with a big inside performance from Lisa Palmer of DCU, DCU prevailed with an 18point victory.
Final Score: Meteors 40 DCU Mercy 58
DCU Mercy: Lindsey Peat 11,Suzanne Maguire 11,Lisa Palmer 10,