McAuley off to strong start at NSW CCC Hockey
The two-day tournament started yesterday with the local sides proving hot competition on their home turf at Clarence Valley Regional Hockey Complex.
Hayley Gough helped the open girls off to a flyer, scoring all the goals in a 4-0 blitz over MacKillop College Bathurst and with Tiahnee Cropper strong in midfield the team followed up with a 2-1 win against Trinity CC Lismore. Goals to Grace Clark and Tahnee Mason had the girls on track to a third victory before Red Bend CC Forbes pulled back two late goals to salvage a 2-all draw. The open boys also started with two wins and a draw.
The under-16 boys recorded 7-0, 2-1 and 6-0 wins in their opening three games, with Rhys Cropper and Zac Young featuring heavily on the score sheet. The under-16 girls were also very competitive on day one.