16 March 2017
LEH had some fantastic results at the tournament. Our U13A team ranked in the top 16 in the country, narrowly missing out on a place in the quarter-finals after St. George’s Harpenden scored a golden goal in extra time.
LEH’s U14A team were finalists this year. Winning all games before the final against Guildford, the U14s saw off quality sides from Sherbourne, St. Paul’s and Bedford with determination, consistency and ground-ball domination. Guildford narrowly clinched a 2-1 victory in the final, scoring in the closing seconds.
Our U15 teams also had a successful tournament. The As played well in their section, beating tough opposition in Berkhamstead, Godolphin and St. Albans to make it through to the last 16. Unfortunately, here they came up against a determined Putney side who proved too much for them on the day. The U15Bs finished in the top 6 in the country, and should be especially proud of their achievement as the only games they lost were against the two finalists.
LEH seniors had a fantastic tournament. The 2nds finished in the top 12 in the country, losing to the eventual winners of the tournament in the dying seconds of their pool game.
The LEH firsts were, once again, finalists this year. Finishing top in their pool on Friday, they progressed steadily towards a nail-biting semi-final, where they scored the golden-goal in extra-time to beat Guildford and set-up a final against Benenden. Unfortunately, Benenden retained possession and momentum in the final to clinch a 3-0 victory. Special mentions should go to the captain, Erica (UVI), who was awarded best defender of the tournament, and Katie (UVI), who was awarded best goal keeper.
All LEH girls who participated in this year’s National Schools finals should be commended on another fantastic set of results. Bring on 2018.