Storage King Premier Women

06 April 2013 - Opening Weekend

An excellent start to the season for the Storage King Premier Women taking out a convincing win 10 -3 over Ecolab Te Awamutu Women. Quite a few new faces appeared in both teams with Uni having the majority of possession throughout the game. Goal Scorers were spread throughout the team with Emma Andrews (3), Libby Bird (2), Jess Nesbitt, Jess Turner, Rachel Smith, Kim Tanner and Anna Pryde all finding the net. A few lapses in focus cost Varsity with Te Awamutu slotting in 3 goals. 

For full match reports of Premier Grade, Click Here to read Vaughn Hiltons account of all games. (Click Senior, followed by Results)

13 April 2013

A great second game for the Premier women, up against McWhannell Roofing Suburbs slotting 6 goals in the first half followed by 4 more in the second half. Natasha Jaques opened the scoring in the first minute followed by Kate Southee in the first 10 minutes. A single consolation goal for Suburbs came on the end of a one on one with ex-Varsity player Gabrielle Gardner making an impressive run through the field. Varsity continued to dominate the field despite the best efforts of Suburbs who fought well to the final whistle.

Sadly, this result was recorded as a 5 – 0 loss to Varsity due to an unfortunate technicality.

20 April 2013

A bit of an up and down game this weekend not helped by a few injuries and missing players but we battled through and came away with a solid 5-2 win over a Fraser Tech blue; which we dominated over the last 15 - 20 minutes when they began to run out of steam. 

A strong game from Kirsty Harris saw her come away with Player of the Day and strong games were also had by Brooke Neal, Cat Pollock and Alia Jaques.  Tash Jaques also made an impact on the game in the first half before she had to leave for work.  A big thank you to all the players that filled in who all supported us really well.  Back on top of the table for now and looking forward to cementin ourselves a semi final sport this weekend taking on Old Girls.

Waikato Times write up thanks to Anthony Momoemausu http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/sport/8579074/University-women-trounce-tiring-Tech-Blue

27 April 2013

Match report thanks to Vaughn Hilton

Tempers flared in the Storage King University match against Hamilton Old Girls as frustrations over the negative and deeply defensive tactics employed by Old Girls throughout boiled over. The tactics paid initial dividends as the students failed to penetrate the compacted screens and only a lone Kim Tanner goal just 
before half time broke the deadlock. A fired up University side rattled in six second half goals, the first three taking less than five minutes to convert. Cat Pollock, Emma Andrews, and Olivia Scotland bagged two goals apiece maintaining the students’ top spot on the points table. Old Girls will need to employ a more positive attitude next week to make the semi finals as they now must beat McWhannell Roofing Suburbs after they drew with the more fancied Fraser Tech Blue side 1 all.
 

04 May 2013

Pre-game interview with Varsity coach, Maurice Payne can be found here http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/sport/8631734/University-women-chase-win-in-top-of-the-table-clash
 
Match report written by Vaughn Hilton...

In a top of the table women’s clash Storage King University grabbed the initiative early on from second placed Fraser Tech White with Cat Pollock and Olivia Scotland both converting in the first 5 minutes. Jess Turner extended the title contenders advantage to three just before half time. Tech responded well after the break and after a period of controlled possession they reduced the deficit through Mary-Claire Funnell. Funnell’s joy was short lived when suffering a game stopping head injury requiring the services of a St John’s Ambulance. As the game had reached the 15 minute mark of the second half the 3-1 result stands with University retaining top spot on the table. The students will play Hamilton Old Girls in the semis after Old Girls wore down a resilient McWhannell Roofing Suburbs unit. 

Waikato Times write up courtesy of Anthony Momoemausu http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/sport/8635267/Draw-sets-University-and-Old-Boys-up-to-meet-again-in-semis

18 May 2013 - Championship Round Semi Finals

Storage King University were pushed to the final whistle by a resilient and vastly improved Hamilton Old Girls unit.  Reversing their round robin strategy, Old girls played a more expansive and often attacking styled game forcing the students into uncharacteristic errors.  The sides traded first half goals through University's standout player Cat Pollock and Old Girls karen Matthews.  The students struggled to find the rhythm shown during qualifying gmaes and missed their U21 reps Kim Tanner and Brooke Neal from the midfield.  Libby Bird sealed the 2 - 1 win for University in the onlys second half scoring. University are now through to the finals and will take on Fraser Tech White. 

Write up thanks to Vaughn Hilton. 

25 May 2013 - Championship round Final

In the Women's Final, title favourites Storage King University made no race of the contest running away to a comprehensive 8-1 win.  A depleted Fraser Tech White put up a solid showing in teh initial stages but failed to capitalise on early opportunities.  The students had the best opportunity through Cat Pollock when awarded a penalty stroke but were denied when well saved by Candy Hart in the Tech goal.  Spurred on by her miss, Pollock cut the Tech defense in tatters to find an unmarked Emma Andrews to tap in and converted twice herself to girft her side a handy three goal advantage. Tech came back with a well worked attach for Acacia Kelsen to reduce the deficit before the break.  Any chance of a second half comback were quickly dismissed with Libby Bird bagging a hat trick for University, two from teh field and one from a PC, Emma Andrews and Anna Pryde completed the scoring. 

Write up thanks to Vaughn Hilton.