A Challenging Time on the Turf for Wartburg Kirchdorf

Wartburg Kirchdorf School
In their fifth appearance at the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, Wartburg Kirchdorf had a challenging time on the turf, earning themselves a seventh overall.
Their first game kicked off the 2017 tournament where they went up against defending champions, St Mary’s DSG. St Mary’s got an early lead and didn’t allow the visiting team to settle at all, constantly attacking, dominating the defence. Wartburg went down 7-0 to the eventual overall winners. Their second game was against Our Lady of Fatima who were making a return after five years, Fatima also got the edge over the German team, knocking in 5 goals, but Wartburg managed to dig deep and earning a goal, with the final score being 5-1. Third up for Wartburg was Ferrum High from Newcastle. Wartburg began to build and play their free-flowing game, taking the game 1-0. Their final pool game was against St Anne’s College, Saints dazzled Wartburg with the skills, running the game up into the Wartburg goals. Keeper for Nontokozo Msomi, having had a busy day stood firm with her defenders, only 5 goals escaped their defence, with Saints firmly knocking in a handful.
In the final classification games, they took on the ‘giant slayers’, King Edward from Matatiele. Wartburg pulled up their socks, raising their game. At the end of the 30 minutes the scores were level at 1 all. The game being decided by a penalty shootout. With nerves of steel, King Edward held firm and scored 2 goals, while Wartburg only managed to get in 1 of their 3.
In the playoff for seventh position, they met Grantleigh from Richards Bay, at the final whistle, the score was nil nil. For the second time that day, Wartburg went to the P spot, this time successfully slotting away 2 of their 3 shots, and only allowing Grantleigh to allow 1 penalty.
Coach for Wartburg, Lisa Misselhorn proudly stated, “Wartburg Girls’ found it a challenging weekend, learning that dedication and the right attitude are very important to becoming successful. They had loads of fund, loved the good snacks supplied by the sponsors and watched great hockey!”

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