U13 Girls Take The Silver Medal At The ISA National Hockey
Princethorpe’s U13 Hockey Girls had a fantastic day out at the National ISA Tournament at the Lee Valley Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Thursday 9 November.
Facing the best players from 20 schools from across the country, the girls began with a morning of round robin games for the group stage. They had a solid start holding Crosfields School to a 1-1 draw, and their confidence grew with wins against Thorpe Hall School 2-0 and S. Anselm’s 2-0. They finished the first round with a tight goalless draw against Akeley Wood Senior School. That put them at the top of the table, and they qualified for the afternoon’s Cup competition.
In their semi-final the team faced Cranford School. In a fast and exciting game, the girls worked hard and scored to take the win 1-0. They then faced King’s High School in what was a tough final where despite never giving up, they went down 1-0. They finished second overall taking a well deserved Silver medal.
Team Coach, Ellie Callan, said, “The girls played great hockey and represented the College excellently. We had a fantastic day. The girls learnt lots and should be really proud of finishing second in the Cup competition.”
Congratulations to them all.