Soccer - Girls (Issue 3 2017)
Written on the 31 May 2017
State-wide Knockout competition
On Monday 29 May, the SHC Girls Knockout Soccer team headed to Mitcham Girls High School to compete in Round 1 of the State-wide Knockout competition. Round 1 was a scheduled double header with SHC playing against Mercedes College and Mitcham Girls.
The weather was not looking favourable and as the rain set in for the day, SHC took to the pitch against Mercedes College. It was Mercedes who got on the scoreboard first but SHC had a quick reply with Evelyn Goldsmith driving the ball through for SHC. The SHC defensive line worked hard against Mercedes, with Jamie-Lee Caruso and Lucy Knagge stepping up on numerous occasions. Keeper, Erin Hargreaves, held back numerous attempts before Mercedes snuck through a second goal.
The rain and slippery pitch provided its challenges as did the Mercedes strong defensive line-up. SHC trailed 1-3 at half time before Mercedes put another two on the board early in the second half. Another goal from Evie was much needed but time was not on our side and Mercedes went away with the win 6-2.
The SHC team re-grouped and continued on in the rain against Mitcham Girls. SHC jumped to an early lead with Evelyn Goldsmith putting SHC on the board and Lauren Cox and Sian Bradley stepping up in the forward lines. At half time the SHC girls lead 1-0 but pushed ahead in the second half with Evelyn scoring her fourth for the day and Gemma MacFarlane joining in on the goal scoring.
The SHC girls took home one win and one loss for the day but Mercedes will progress to Round 2 after clocking up the two wins.
Congratulations to the SHC team on their fine representation of the College for Soccer. The team was well lead by coach, Leigh Matthews and assistant coach, Eloise Steer. We wish the girls all the best as they continue this Saturday in Round 4 of the Catholic Girls Saturday morning A grade competition.