1st XI Hockey Wins Bronze in Christchurch

Our 1st XI hockey team has won a hard-fought bronze medal at the Federation Cup in Christchurch. Our team went undefeated in pool play, beating Samuel Marsden, St Kentigern and Diocesan while only allowing two goals across the three games. Westlake continued strongly through the cross-over and quarterfinals with a 6-0 win over Taradale and a 3-0 win over St Peters School Cambridge. In the semi-final, they battled well with a strong and physical St Andrews side, ending regulation time in a 1-1 tie but unfortunately going down 4-2 in the shootout. Despite their disappointment, the team came out swinging in the bronze medal match against Christchurch Girls High, scoring 8 minutes into the match and defending strongly against the home side (and their vocal supporters) to win 1-0.