St Mary's Investec Hockey Festival
The finals of the St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival saw last year’s winners, C & N Sekondere Meisieskool Oranje, battling it out against St Stithians Girls’ College for the coveted title.
The teams were closely matched and the game was thrilling. At full time, the score was drawn which put the two teams into a 5-minute golden goal play-off. After a brilliantly executed move, the team from Bloemfontein netted the winning goal. This saw them retain the trophy as defending champions.
Hoërskool Waterkloof and Eunice High School tied for third place. The St Mary’s School, Waverley, 1st team placed fifth, with the Western Cape Herschel Girls School taking the sixth position.
Owing to the unpredictable weather experienced, the four days were not stress-free. On the final day, play had to be suspended owing to lightning and thunderstorms. This meant that games for positions 15 to 24 had to be cancelled and teams were allocated draws.
A highlights package of the 16th annual St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival was broadcast on DSTV’s SuperSport.
The final results are as follows:
FINAL RESULTS - 2015 ST MARY'S INVESTEC HOCKEY FESTIVAL
1 C & N Sekondere Meisieskool Oranje
2 St Stithians Girls' College
3 Hoërskool Waterkloof and Eunice High School
5 St Mary's School, Waverley, 1st
6 Herschel Girls School
7 Pearson High School and St Anne's Diocesan College
9 Paarl Gimnasium
10 Collegiate Girls' High School
11 Hoërskool Menlopark
12 Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria
13 Durban Girls' College
14 Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof
Results in green - all allocated a draw owing to inclement weather
15 St John's DSG and Somerset College
17 Hoërskool Garsfontein and St Mary's DSG, Kloof
19 Pietermaritzburg Girls' High School and Pretoria High School for Girls
21 Windhoek Girls' High School and Peterhouse Girls School
23 Brescia House School and Hoërskool DF Malan
25 The Wykeham Collegiate
26 Our Lady Of Fatima DCS
27 Kingswood College
28 Roedean School (SA)
29 Penryn College
30 St Marys DSG, Pretoria
31 St Mary's School, Waverley, festival team
32 Kingsmead College
Individual awards were made as follows:
Investec Out of the Ordinary Performance Trophy - Minke van Heerden (C & N Sekondere Meisieskool Oranje)
The Investec Academy Promising Player Award - Ongi Mali (Pearson High School)
Goalkeeper of the Tournament - Tamsyn Copeland (St Stithians Girls' College)
Top Goal Scorers - Minke van Heerden and Mirie van Niekerk (both from C & N Sekondere Meisieskool Oranje)
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