Wales back Mared Evans directed proceedings expertly for Quins.
Mared Evans, an ex-UWIC student, came back to haunt the Cardiff Met Students, guiding her side to a 5-29 win.
Evans produced a fine display of decision making delivering passes to execute back line plays to create four unanswered tries with one conversion by half time.
The possession she received gave her the platform to attract defenders then putting oncoming runners into space - there was no better example than Caryl James coming off her wing to power through using her explosive pace to great effect.
Cardiff Met however put up a much better display at the scrum with the lineout again being a positive, however the Quins backline scuppered any chances or opportunities for a score until midway through the second half with vice captain Carys Phillips powering over from 10 metres out to score the Students only try.
Cardiff Met. Freshers Kitty Newton, Alice Griffiths, Charlotte Mayfield, Charlotte Myrans, Joanne Jones, Iona Evans, Lois Wynne - Williams, Megan Jones all making their debuts for the University and playing their part in a strong second half with Quins coming out on top 7-5.
There were some good battles up front with the back row department where Becky Newton and Catrina Nicholas went head to head with Delyth Davies and Carys Phillips in the mix of a very competitive contact area and around the field.
Cardiff Met now look forward to an away game at Pontyclun next Sunday.
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose