Fighting spirit displayed by our Hockey teams

On June 3rd, 2017, posted in: Featured, Hockey, News, Sport by

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1sts
Our girls had a GREAT result this weekend, earning ourselves a 7-1 win against Westerford. All goals were scored from excellent build-up play, initiated by our defence, with our mid-fielders setting our strikers up for success in the circle. Most importantly, the team had fun and thoroughly enjoyed working together. Olivia Walker scored 3 goals and Jenna Grey scored 4. The team was cheered on by supporters in the form of our Wynberg hockey teams and Wynberg parents, which fuelled them even more, especially during times of fatigue. It was special to have our U14A team stay behind after their game to give us some vocal support, and we are pleased that we were able to do well for them. It was an exciting game of hockey particularly since we implemented into the game what we had trained for in the week . Here’s hoping for a few more successes going forward.

Hockey vs Westerford

2nds
Early on Saturday morning, the 2nd hockey team played a match against Westerford. We finally managed to score some goals this week, with the end score being a pleasing 2-0 win. The first goal was scored by Amy Arendse in the first half of the match and the second goal was scored early in the second half by Farah Isaacs. These goals were products of good passing and they showed us that we are capable of scoring goals, even though we probably should’ve scored a few more, as we had many opportunities. It was a good game and we can take a lot from it. It was also a great way to relieve some of that exam stress! Hopefully this will be the start of a winning streak!

U14A
Our U14A team played Westerford this weekend and went down 0-1 to their opponents. It was a great pity that the team only began to play good passing hockey late in the 2nd half, as this proved to be ‘too little too late’ for them. The Westerford side were relentless in their attack and determined in their defence and kept out a number of Wynberg shots on goal. There was some lovely build-up play between initiated by Emma Harris and Amaal Ceres from the back, with Skyla Barnes smashing through some great line-breaking hits and Skye Murray made a number of good runs, but it was not enough on the day. We will need more of a team effort going forward and so will work on this during our practices so that we can achieve success in the future.

U14B
On Friday, the 2 of June , the U14B hockey team played a match against Westerford U14B team. Our Wynberg team pushed hard right up until the end of the match, but we just could not find the back of the net to equalise and so lost 0-1. Well done to the girls on a good team effort and hopefully next week we can find some of our goal-scoring ways again!.

U16A
U16A team played Westerford this Saturday and were ready for a difficult game, as we had played them in a pre-season Tournament. The encouragement of the team by parents and supporters helped the team to play consistently throughout and we had a number of scoring opportunities, but only Jade Yardin managed to slot one in the back of the box. The connections within the team are definitely coming along and you could see that during the game, as we had some excellent patches of build-up play, especially when Zeta Gertsen initiated attacks down our right side. The girls maintained their 1-0 lead to win the game, thanks to the efforts of our goalkeeper, Grace Cochrane, as well as the encouragement from the side from the First Team and U14A girls, who cheering all the girls on. The U16A’s are improving week by week and we are very excited for the next set of fixtures.

U16B
The girls had a bit of a rocky start to their match against Westerford on Saturday  with Westerford leading 2-0 in the first half. However things turned around in the second half after an encouraging team talk during the halftime. We came back on the field with more determination and with more aggression which resulted in a greater team effort. Jordan Louis scored a goal to give us a final score of 2-1. We are improving each week and once again, we have learnt many important lessons and are keen to perform even better in our upcoming games.

U16D
A great game was played by the team, which resulted in a score of 0-0, which is an improvement compared to the game played last weekend! The girls played well as they ran with the ball when they had the opportunity and excelled at getting the ball into the opponent’s half, which provided many scoring opportunities, but unfortunately Westerford’s defence was resolute and kept us from getting the ball over the goal line. We will need to improve our on-field communication and also work on passing more accurately if we want to have more success. A very big thanks is to the girls who subbed in for those players who were absent or withdrew from the team.