Beaconsfield pupils into finals despite loss
BEACONSFIELD High School’s girls U18 indoor hockey team have progressed to the national finals after finishing second at a regional tournament.
The team, made up of Caroline Spence, Abby Wagge, Jennie Wyllie, Georgie Dean, Laura Drysdale, Inida Gommo, Kate Lemon, Daisy Ruhle, Ellie Robinson and Emma Couves went undefeated on their route to the final but were beaten by Sir William Borlase.
In their opening game the girls cruised to victory against The Worth School with the game finishing 3-1.
In the second game Beaconsfield faced Cranleigh, who are an extremely strong hockey school and have made it to the nationals on a number of occasions.
This was a tough match but a last minute winner from Couves put the side in a very good position to qualify for the semi finals.
A routine 4-1 win in the final game meant they had the easier of the semi-final ties, but it was still a tightly fought affair against Reigate.
Goals flew in at each end but the side managed to secure a 3-2 win which sent them into the final and guaranteed qualification for the nationals.
Beaconsfield were unfortunate to play the second semi-final which meant they had a quick turn around before the final.
An exhausted Beaconsfield team were no match for previous national finalists Sir William Borlase, who came out 5-1 victors.
Beaconsfield will be appearing in the national finals for the first time in over 10 years and will be confident going into the tournament after a number of impressive performances at regional level.
NATIONAL FINALS BECKON: The girls from Beaconsfifield High School have a chance at national glory after coming runners up in a regional tournament