The Girls’ 1st hockey team started the second part of the hockey season on a high with a good performance and win against Ipswich High School. The match was the first one of the year under lights and made for a great atmosphere. It was fast paced with Woodbridge moving the ball well and putting pressure on Ipswich High in their defensive areas. The team dominated most of the first half and consistently built pressure which they converted into good chances and goals. First to score for Woodbridge was Ianthe from a second phase penalty corner play. Next, Georgia made a great run on the right hand baseline and deceived the GK, popping the ball in at the near post. Just before half time Flora J rounded off a good personal first half performance with a shot from the top at a PC to make it 3-0. Woodbridge did the hard work in the first half so could feel confident going into the second half. In trying to be even more expansive and move the ball around, it opened up more opportunities and space for IHS to attack. The defensive unit of Annabel, Maud and Eleanor were up to the task, and Sophie L in goal made the necessary saves to keep her clean sheet. Woodbridge came close to scoring on a number of occasions in the second half. Mollie B and Ianthe continued to dominate the midfield and Harriet played some excellent hockey up the right hand side. Georgia, Sophie G, Kiya, Poppy and Victoria were relentless up front and played great attacking hockey, though without further reward. Deciding the player of the match was tough as every player again contributed to the victory. In the end the honours went to Sophie G and Ianthe as joint players of the match. Well done all: hard work, team spirit and excellent attitudes justly rewarded.