Two safely through to hockey deciders

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At least two teams will represent Sydney Uni Hockey Club (SUHC) in grand finals in a fortnights time, after the women’s 1sts and the under 17’s mixed team’s earned the right to play in respective deciders.

Sydney Uni’s women’s 1sts (Sydney Women’s Hockey League Metro I minor premiers) proved far too strong for the team they defeated in last year’s grand final on Sunday, winning their major semi-final against Briars by the same scoreline, 3-1.

The club’s mixed under 17’s were just as clinical, easily accounting for minor premiers Kings Langley. The final score was 5-2.

Sydney Uni also produced wins in a number of minor semi-finals to stay alive and progress to this week’s elimination finals. The women’s 7ths won 4-1, men’s 7ths won 3-2, while the mixed under 15’s won 4-0.

The club’s women’s 2nds, 4ths, 6ths and 8ths all lost but will live to fight another day in elimination finals this Sunday.

The fairy-tale run of the men’s Premier League Hockey team came to end on Saturday, with Sydney Uni defeated 4-3 by Moorebank.

Dominating for the large periods of the game and playing in their first semi-final in more than 25 years, the clubs understrength premier men’s team pushed an undefeated Moorebank outfit all of the way in front of more than 250 fanatical SUHC supporters.

Amazingly, Sydney Uni lead 3-2 with 20 minutes left on the clock against a team made up almost entirely of representative players from around NSW. In the end four short corner conversions from Moorebank proved the difference, despite Sydney Uni controlling the game against an increasingly desperate opposition.

Semi-Final Results

  • Women’s 1sts def. Briars 3-1
  • Women’s 2nds def. by UTS 1-0
  • Women’s 5ths def. by ND 2-1
  • Women’s 7ths def. Hornsby 4-1
  • Women’s 8ths def. by ND 3-1
  • Women’s 9ths def. BY Ryde 2-1
  • Men’s 1sts def. by Moorebank 4-3
  • Men’s 7ths def. UNSW 3-2
  • Juniors mixed U17 def.  Kings Langley 5-2
  • Juniors mixed U15s def. ND 4-0
  • Masters C – still to play

Semi-Final Games to be played this weekend

  • Women’s 2nds v Macarthur – place and time TBA
  • Women’s 4ths v Mirra – 3:45p on Sunday at Pennant Hills  
  • Women’s 6ths v Barker 1 – 12:15pm on Sunday at Pennant Hills
  • Women’s 7ths v Briars 5  – 10:30am on Sunday at Pennant Hills
  • Women’s 8ths v Ryde 5 – 3:45pm on Sunday at Ryde
  • Men’s 7ths v GNS at Ryde – 2:45pm on Saturday at Ryde
  • Mixed Under 15s – 7pm on Friday – venue and opponents TBC