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Hockey Round-up

On Saturday 17¬†November, Epsom’s senior girls faced tough opponents in Bradfield College, but emerged with some impressive results, winning or drawing six out of the ten matches.

At 1st team level, Isabel Evans’ (R) excellence in goal and Elisabeth Phizackerley’s defensive skills stood out and kept the scores level in an even contest. After a period of Epsom dominance, Bradfield took the lead against the run of play. However, captain Cecilia Sacklen (M) struck home a powerful short corner for a deserved equaliser to set up a rousing finish, but the match finished in a draw 1-1.

The 2nd team showed great resilience once again, coming from a goal down to win 3-1. Two goals from Rosy Payne (Rv) helped secure the victory and Lucinda Curtis scored and shared Player of the Match with Sophie Gee (R), but the win was very much a team effort.

The 3rd team remains unbeaten after a 1-1 draw in a tough match where Clara Alexis’s (R) goal looked to have won the game before conceding a late equaliser.

The 4th team also remains unbeaten, winning 1-0 thanks to Lulu Candlish’s (Rv) accomplished finish and Jemma Dunevein (Rv) and Emily Malone’s (Rv) energy and tackling.

The U15As had to settle for a draw 2-2, after leading 2-1 into the second half. Alex Nienow (R) put in a dominant display, while Gina Liebenberg (Rv) and Tilly White (R) scored the goals.

The U15Bs and Cs lost, but put in spirited displays, Jess Alexander (Rv) and Kameron Padayachy (M) standing out.

The U14As drew 1-1 in a game of high quality. Charlotte Thesiger (R) scored late on before Bradfield equalised with just three minutes left. Katie Evans (M) and Maddie Wearne (Cr) were outstanding throughout the game that maintained the girls’ unbeaten record.

The B team went down by a single goal, despite playing some of their best hockey of the season, and the C team also lost by just a single goal.

In the Lower School, Alleyn’s were the opposition.

The U13As suffered a rare defeat, 3-1, despite the best efforts of Amy Henwood (Hu) and Ella Stephens (Wa), while the Bs managed a 1-1 draw. There was a win for the C team, 5-1, with Daisy Carty (Wa) scoring a hat-trick, and also for the U13Ds, 3-1.

In the U12s, all teams struggled to win against strong opponents but there were good performances from all teams, with Edie McLennan Fordyce (GH), Lucy Stephens (Hu), Megan Tan (Wa) and Heeta Vijaykumar (GH) with two goals, players of the match in these games.