Rangiora women to play in finals

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All three Rangiora Hockey Club senior women’s teams have made the finals in the Canterbury Hockey Competition this weekend. The division two women’s team, led by Janelle McKellow and Jan McDonald, qualified top of the table after the round robin so took on fourth place getter University Amazons in the semi-final on the weekend. In a tight game Rangiora scored a goal in each half and defended well to keep University scoreless. The Rangiora Evergreens division one team fought out a tough semi-final against HSOB Burnside, a team it narrowly lost to just a week before. This time the Evergreens had the better result with Katrina Carson scoring the only goal of the game. The Rangiora Stealth division four team defeated Hornby Leopards 3-2 in its semi-final, with Hannah Alison scoring a brace of goals and Sam Knight chipping in with a third goal. The senior men’s teams both played some of their best hockey of the season when they took on the leading teams in their respective grades. The division three men were unlucky not to get a win or at least a draw their game against Carlton Redcliffs with some tough calls going against them leading to Carlton’s two goals. The Division 4 men defended well to restrict HSOB Burnside to just three goals, but were hampered on attack with some key players away and injured so were unable to capitalise on some strong attacking opportunities.
Results:
Open Grades: Division one women: Rangiora Evergreens 1 (Katrina Carson 1) beat HSOB Burnside 0. Division two women: Rangiora 2 (Ngaire Baker 1, Jan McDonald 1, Sarah Hinchley MVP) beat University Amazons 0. Division four women: Rangiora Stealth 3 (Hannah Alison 2, Sam Knight 1, Rose Hurley MVP) beat Hornby Leopards 2. Division three men: Rangiora 1 (Ben Finlayson 1) lost to Carlton Redcliffs 2. Division four men: Rangiora 0 (Tony Kean MVP) lost to HSOB Burnside 3.
Youth Grades:
Youth Girls’ division one: Rangiora Gold 2 (Maddi Dunn1, Joelle Cotton 1, Amelia Plimmer and Emma Cook MVPs) drew with Southern Green 2.
Youth Girls’ division two: Rangiora Green 0 (Amy Harrison MVP) lost to St Margaret’s College Green 4.
Youth Boys: Rangiora 1 (Reuben Forde 1, Jeremy Roberts MVP) lost to Harewood 5.
Mini Sticks girls: Rangiora Gold 2 (Brooke Cooper 1, Mia Montgomery 1, Millie McCartney MVP) lost to Harewood Chasers 3, Rangiora Rock Stars 9 (Lennie Wilkie MVP) lost to Southern Black 10.
Mini Sticks boys: Rangiora Rockets 3 (Brody Biddles 2 & MVP, Harrison Forbes 1) beat St Marks 2.
Kiwi Sticks girls: Rangiora Gold 3 (Pippa Baker 2, Janayha Johnstone 1, Abi Hannah MVP) beat HSOB Rockets 1, Rangiora Green 4 (Ella Sharpe 2, Kate Kelso 2, Payton Edmundson MVP) beat Hornby 2, Rangiora White Diamonds 1 (Libby Thompson 1,Georgyna Orchard MVP) lost to HSOB Blazing Burnsiders 3, Rangiora Black bye.
Kiwi Sticks boys: Rangiora Gold 2 (Noah Van Tuinen 1, Sam Firth 1, Daniel Webb MVP) lost to Harewood White
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Kwik Sticks 6-a-side girls: Rangiora White 3 (Ellah Streatfield 1, Amshaine Vanderwalt 1, Cassidy Jane Hunter 1, Abby Cooper MVP) lost to Cathedral Grammar
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Kwik Sticks 6-a-side boys: Rangiora White 1 (Johnny Parris 1, Robson Williams MVP) lost to Marist 3, Rangiora Green 5 (Ryley Eder 2, Shaun Cooper 1, Harry Hurst 1, Hugh Smith 1, Monty Culling MVP) beat Cathedral Grammar 1.
Kwik Sticks 11-a-side girls: Rangiora Gold Ravens 0 (Anna Nalder MVP) lost to HSOB 7, Rangiora Green 0 (KaitlynWin MVP) lost to Carlton Redcliffs 1.
Kwik Sticks 11-a-side boys: Rangiora 1 (Patrick Green 1, Jay Radonovich MVP) drew with Southern 1.