Winning ways for the 2nd XI
2nd XI Hockey girls' have oustanding victory at Surrey hockey Trophy Competition
The School’s Second Eleven hockey team competed in the Surrey Trophy Competition at Charterhouse School. The first match against Rosebery showed some promising play even though the result concluded at 0-0. However, this gave us the determination to step up our game and play to our full potential. The following two matches were against Reigate and Tormead. The Seconds won both matches with a score of 1-0. Our brilliant teamwork and driven play, along with the fact that we had conceded no goals, meant we were to play Lingfield Notre Dame in the semi final. Our fourth match proved tougher to play as we were already feeling the exhaustion, nonetheless, after a team talk from the captain and a drink of water we were ready to play, winning 1-0 and continuing our streak of no conceded goals.
The last match to play was the final against St Johns. The game proved very tiring as both teams were equally matched, hence the final score was 0-0. This meant the title would be decided on penalty flicks. After five rounds, the score was 5-5 and so it went to sudden death penalties. After some amazing skills shown by the nominated players and spectacular saves from the goalie, Ella made the winning save!
Through hard work and determination we came away with first place in the tournament - with medals to show! A special thanks to our captain Marie O’Donovan, for motivating the team and pushing us for the final outcome.
Charlie Jowitt, Vice Captain says "This is just the start to an amazing season of hockey for the team, and hopefully we can continue improving to achieve even more successes".