Indoor Hockey Inter-schools

On March 18th, 2015, posted in: Competition, Featured, Indoor Hockey, News, Sport by

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On Wednesday the 18th March Wynberg Girls’ High School’s first indoor hockey team participated in the Inter-school Indoor Hockey tournament at Herschel. The matches played were each 15 minutes long and they played four matches in total.

 They started off with a great match, beating St Cyprians 1-0. They put immense pressure on St Cyprians and made great leads. The game was fast-paced and well played. They had some great short corner opportunities in this match. Steph Lopes-Stuart scored the goal from a short corner opportunity with a beautiful flick. They drove the ball hard and fast into the D throughout the game and their efforts proved successful.

In their next match, against Springfield, Springfield started with the ball and Wynberg managed to get possession from them early on. As the intensity increased Springfield managed to  get a few shorties which the team were able to defend well. The match went back and forth with intense speed and there was great excitement from the Wynberg supporters on the side of the field. With one minute to go Wynberg had a fantastic attacking run from Steph Lopes-Stuart who passed the ball to Jamie Southgate, who scored an absolutely fantastic goal. She flicked the goal over the goalie’s head and into the top of the net. The excitement from the crowd increased dramatically from here and they felt great pride for their Wynberg first team.

With three goals scored against them near the beginning of the game, Wynberg had a tough start to their third match against Herschel. Then later on in the match Herschel managed to score another goal from a P-flick. Despite this Wynberg managed to still push through, fighting to the end. They scored an excellent goal in the last 35 seconds of the match. Resulting in a score of 4-1 to Herschel. The ball was deflected into the goals by Jamie Southgate and there was great celebration from both the team and the supporters.

 Wynberg’s final game was against Rustenburg. The very intense game started off with Rustenburg scoring 2 goals early on but Wynberg came back strong, scoring 3 goals in quick succession. However, in the last 10 seconds of the match, Rustenburg caught a lucky break equalizing the game, resulting in a 3 all draw.

 With these results, Wynberg came second in this year’s Inter-schools Indoor Hockey tournament, which is an amazing achievement! They played superbly and we look forward to the next indoor season to hopefully see the team take home the first place trophy.