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The Under 13 Girls' Soccer Team
19/06/2013 U13 GIRLS’ SOCCER TOURNAMENT AT COLERAINE HIGH SCHOOL

On Tuesday 18th June the U13 Girls’ Soccer team played their first ever tournament, held at Coleraine High School. With five matches to play it was all a bit daunting but with the sun shining our Loreto girls could only do their best.

They played brilliantly, with great defending from Yasmin Peacock and Goalkeeper Zara Leese, keeping Cullybackey School to a 0-0 draw. The match again Coleraine High School ‘E’ team started with a different formation with Cassie McGilligan up front. The combination of Caitlin Thompson, Orlagh McCloskey and Cassie resulted in two near misses followed by a brilliant goal from Cassie. CHS however scored a break away goal in the last few seconds leaving a 1-1 draw.

Steady midfield work from Flynn Faith-Crothers, Kaleigh Colson-Rice and Orlagh McCloskey helped keep the ball out of the net, leaving another draw against Sperrin Integrated School ‘A’ team 0-0.

Loreto were now to meet two of the favourites in the tournament who, with all that Soccer experience, were going to make life hard for the defenders. Victoria Tsang and Niamh Waterson defended brilliantly passing the ball out to the wings, but the Magherafelt ‘B’ team beat Loreto 3-0 and Rainey Endowed School also beat Loreto 3-0.

We were disappointed not to be in the semi finals but next year this young team will benefit from their experience and hopefully be one of the teams to be feared!

Loreto player of the Tournament was Yasmin Peacock Yr 8.

Thanks go to Gary Fowler Coleraine Council’s Active Communities Coach who has been coming into school every Monday afternoon to coach soccer.

Team members
Flynn Faith-Crothers Yr9
Victoria Tsang Yr9
Zara Leese Yr8
Yasmin Peacock Yr8
Kaleigh Colson-Rice Yr8
Niamh Waterson Yr8
Orlagh McCloskey Yr8
Caitlin Thompson Yr8
Cassie McGilligan Yr8