The girls’ hockey season has started with a bang. The Juniors already had a friendly tournament at Orwell Park which provided much to be excited about. Senior hockey matches also got underway this week, with the 1st and 2nd team playing against Langley.
A young 1st team took a while to get used to new structures in defence and applying key principles but eventually found their rhythm. It was an end to end encounter and unfortunately Langley took advantage of a few moments of ill disciple in zonal defence from Woodbridge and put two goals away. Georgia Harrold pulled one goal back for Woodbridge but the numerous other chances were just not too be. There were some very good performances, notably from debutants Mollie Biddle, Flora Johnston and India Lawson. Nicole Buckingham was her consistent self and was awarded Player of the Match. Very pleasing was the improvement and growth shown by every player throughout the match.
The 2nd team provided the highlight of the week when they beat Langley 2nd team convincingly 5-0. Flo Jackson is the early “top goal scorer” for the school, scoring twice from right midfield. Katie Garnett, Ella Jerman-Riddell and Rowena Wilson-Smith were the other scorers in this exciting match. Well done to umpire James Meakin for officiating. And Congratulations to Mr Brous and his team.