1st XI Hockey Game Summary

Author -  Shannon Sager

On Wednesday evening 14th May as the rain transformed the astro-turf from a pitch to a pool the two teams started slogging their way through the cold wet afternoon. Westlake were looking bold and deployed themselves strategically around the field. Pinehurst were quietly confident and worked on maintaining possession. With driving rain and the sun quickly setting, running hard had its benefits and our players used this as a chance to keep warm and keep the pressure on Lake. Within minutes Pinehurst were on the score sheet and their confidence was growing.
As the first half progressed the Pinehurst fellas could see that this was a match that they could keep control of. The ball was tricky to manage and punching it up to the waiting forwards was a mission as it would die so quickly in its tracks, due to the sheer volume of water on the pitch. Within 15 minutes the score was 3:0. This lead however did not help as the opposition were spurred on by this disparity.
At half time Pinehurst were leading but the score now stood at 3:2.
In the second half Pinehurst worked on sending the ball wide and pressurising Lake in the ‘D’. Westlake replied by working harder and taking a more aggressive stance. As the sun dipped below the horizon the cold night air started to take its toll on the weary players. Both teams struggled to keep the ball flowing and reverted to playing shorter, but well placed shots.
With ten minutes left William made a brief excursion into the ‘D’ and slammed a goal home. Now with a buffer in place Pinehurst slowed the pace and kept Lake frustrated by reducing their chances of gaining possession.
Both teams showed great spirit and the event was extremely enjoyable.
Final score: Pinehurst 4 WBHS 2.

(Goal scorers for Pinehurst. William Page. Hamish Skelton-Kyd. Joseph Gannon. Saheil Lala.)

Team

1 Greg Alheit
2 Tannen Bonneau
3 Mitchell Donnell
4 Nick Goldner
5 Alasdair Morton
6 Jonathan Ogbourne
7 William Page
8 Tyler Soljan
9 Connor Stuart
10 Liam Stuart
11 Hamish Skelton-Kyd
12 Joseph Gannon
13 Robin Page
14 Sahiel Lala 
 

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1st XI Hockey Game Summary

1st XI Hockey Game Summary On Wednesday evening 14th May as the rain transformed the astro-turf from a pitch to a pool the two teams started slogging their way through the cold wet afternoon. Westlake were looking bold and deployed themselves strategically around the field. Pinehurst were quietly confident and worked on maintaining possession. With driving rain and the sun quickly setting, running hard had its benefits and our players used this as a chance to keep warm and keep the pressure on Lake. Within minutes Pinehurst were on the score sheet and their confidence was growing.
As the first half progressed the Pinehurst fellas could see that this was a match that they could keep control of. The ball was tricky to manage and punching it up to the waiting forwards was a mission as it would die so quickly in its tracks, due to the sheer volume of water on the pitch. Within 15 minutes the score was 3:0. This lead however did not help as the opposition were spurred on by this disparity.
At half time Pinehurst were leading but the score now stood at 3:2.
In the second half Pinehurst worked on sending the ball wide and pressurising Lake in the ‘D’. Westlake replied by working harder and taking a more aggressive stance. As the sun dipped below the horizon the cold night air started to take its toll on the weary players. Both teams struggled to keep the ball flowing and reverted to playing shorter, but well placed shots.
With ten minutes left William made a brief excursion into the ‘D’ and slammed a goal home. Now with a buffer in place Pinehurst slowed the pace and kept Lake frustrated by reducing their chances of gaining possession.
Both teams showed great spirit and the event was extremely enjoyable.
Final score: Pinehurst 4 WBHS 2.

(Goal scorers for Pinehurst. William Page. Hamish Skelton-Kyd. Joseph Gannon. Saheil Lala.)

Team

1 Greg Alheit
2 Tannen Bonneau
3 Mitchell Donnell
4 Nick Goldner
5 Alasdair Morton
6 Jonathan Ogbourne
7 William Page
8 Tyler Soljan
9 Connor Stuart
10 Liam Stuart
11 Hamish Skelton-Kyd
12 Joseph Gannon
13 Robin Page
14 Sahiel Lala 
 
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