2nd XI Hockey Wins Bronze in Ashburton

Our 2nd XI hockey team competed in their national tournament, the Chris Arthur Cup, last week in Ashburton, where the team won a bronze medal. The players hit their stride early in the tournament, winning their pool games against St Andrews (5-0) and Dio (3-0). Westlake was forced to show resilience and resolve in their quarterfinal when RangiRuru went ahead 2-0 in the 3rd quarter. Our team fought back to tie the game 2-2 at the end of regulation and slotted 3 goals in the shootout to earn its way into the semifinals. St Margarets proved to be a challenging opposition in the semifinals. Despite its best efforts, the Westlake team went down 2-4. However, the players rallied around each other to come back strong for the final against Christchurch Girls High. Although CGHS scored first, Westlake kept the pressure on, eventually winning the game 4-2. Congratulations also to Charlotte Lockie, who tied for top goal scorer of the tournament.