Spectators witnessed an extravaganza of goals, when Union’s senior hockey girls competed against Port Elizabeth’s Victoria Park High School (VP) on Saturday, 13 April.
What turned out to be a clean sweep for the teams, started with the U/16B team putting 6 unanswered goals past VP’s defence.
The U/16A team then took to the turf and struggled to find momentum at first with what seemed to be a lack of enthusiasm. It took them 30 minutes to finally break through VP’s defence, but this then seemed to put the spark back into their play – they then continued to press and put a further 5 goals in the back of the net which gave them a convincing 6 – 0 victory in the end.
The 2nd team, too, had a good day on the field as they cruised to a 7 – 1 victory.
Goals didn’t seem hard to come by as the 1st team started their encounter with goals in the 3rd and 6th minute of the 1st quarter by Laetitia Theron. Sara Kingwill increased Union’s lead to 3 – 0 with a goal in the 2nd quarter. VP scored a goal in the 3rd quarter and also starved Union of any scoring opportunities during this period. The 4th quarter saw Rosslyn Sparks and Sara Kingwill each scoring, to put an end to what was a good entertaining encounter. The match ended with the score standing at 5 – 1 in Union’s favour.
“The girls must be congratulated on their results, as well as for remaining humble in their victory and treating their opponents with respect,” said coach Alvin August.
“The girls have a few tough encounters lying ahead and they will need to put in maximum effort to ensure good results.”