EY HOCKEY LEAGUE WOMEN’S DIVISION 1 RETURNS
Three of the four fixtures frozen off in Round 11 were down for decision today, Sunday Feb 11.
CORINTHIANS 0 – 3 CATHOLIC INSTITUTE
Bottom of the table Corinthians went into this game still in search of their first win of the campaign. Indeed their first League point would have also been a sign of progress. A Naomi Carroll hat-trick without reply ensured their travails would go on for another week.
She opened her account in the 8th minute, converting a penalty corner. Corinthians 0 Catholic Institute 1. It was that score also at the half time break. In the closing minutes of the third quarter Naomi Carroll scored from open play to make it 2-0 on 43 minutes. Naomi Carroll completed her hat-trick in the 59th minute with another goal from open play to leave the final score Corinthian 0 Catholic Institute 3.
LORETO 4 PEGASUS 2
Loreto went into this game with a 100% record having won all 10 of their pre Christmas break games in this Division. Síofra O’Brien opened the scoring for Loreto in the 9th minute with a goal from open play. It was 1-0 at half-time. Stefanie Ardis equalised for Pegasus in the 38th minute again from open play 1-1. Sarah Torrans converted a penalty corner in the 40th minute to restore Loreto’s one goal lead and make the score 2-1. Sarah Torrans increased their lead to 3-1 with a second converted penalty corner of the game in the 48th minute. Stefanie Ardis got her second of the game for Pegasus to make the score 3-2 in the 54th minute. Hannah Matthews converted a penalty corner in the 68th minute, and Loreto maintained their 100% record in the EYHL Women’s Division on a scoreline of Loreto 4 Pegasus 2.
MONKSTOWN 1 ULSTER ELKS 2
Seventh placed Monkstown hosted eighth placed Ulster Elks in this clash at Rathdown with only one League point separating the teams at the start of play. The visitors started brightly and took the lead when Leah Maguire converted a penalty corner in the 15th minute. You have an inkling things might be going your way when you have a goal like the one which increased Ulster Elks lead in the 24th minute. Lucy Craig’s converted penalty corner took a fortuitous deflection, went up into the air and looped over the goalkeeper’s head into the roof of the net without endangering anybody in the goalmouth at the time. Ulster Elks led 2-0. Just before half-time Monkstown were back in the game when Chloe Watkins converted a penalty corner in the 32nd minute. In the second half Monkstown enjoyed more possession and created a few more chances indeed they hit the backboards twice but unfortunately the shots originated outside the semi-circle and didn’t receive the deflections necessary for them to count on the scoreboard. In the end Ulster Elks emerged with a 2-1 win and leapfrog Monkstown into 7th place in the League table.
MONKSTOWN: Martha Duignan, Aliya Davis, Emily Kealy, Sophie Moore, Claire O’Reilly, Rebecca Carthy, Natasha Twomey, Aoibhinn Murdoch, Suzanne Kelly, Amelia Jerman, Orla Young -Hughes, Charlotte O’Neill, Chloe Watkins
ULSTER ELKS: Gemma Ferguson, Katie Craig, Bethany Harper (C), Chloe Stewart, Lucy McKimm, Katie McKee, Bethany Scott, Lucy Craig, Jessica McMaster, Charlotte Beggs, Kirsty McLarnon, Serena Campuzano, Gabriella Scott, Sarah Byrne, Erin Getty
IRISH MEN’S SENIOR CUP
GLENANNE 3 -1 CORK HARLEQUINS
Other ties played this weekend saw Three Rock Rovers beat Queen’s University 4-1 while YMCA had an impressive 2-1 win over Monkstown.