The Hockey Finals for the Western Metropolitan Region were held on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 24th — 26th October.
The Year 8 boys were drawn in the stronger pool having to play Williamstown High School 4/0 win and Maribyrnong Sports Academy 1/1 draw, qualifying for the final on goal difference.
The final saw a 3/0 win over Surfside Secondary College.
Game 1 Strathmore 4 (Paul Dounias 2, Jai Murphy 1, Luke Ganino 1) def Williamstown High School 0
Game 2 Strathmore 1 (James Byrne 1) drew Maribyrnong Sports Academy 1
Final Strathmore 3 (Geordie Hollis 1, Jai Murphy 1, James Byrne 1) def Surfside Secondary College 0
A solid team effort to qualify for the State finals. A huge improvement considering Maribyrnong Sports Academy beat this team by 6 goals in 2015. Great leadership from Paul Dounias & Geordie Hollis.
Year 9 & 10
Tuesday saw the Year 9 & 10 Boys travel to Footscray Hockey Club for their competition against schools exhibiting a wide range of hockey ability.
Game 1 Strathmore 17 def Creekside Secondary College 2
Game 2 Strathmore 1 def by Maribyrnong Sports Academy 4
Game 3 Strathmore 8 def Surfside Secondary College 0
Game 4 Strathmore 7 def Suzanne Cory Secondary College 1
The boys scored heavily against all opponents except Maribyrnong Sports Academy. A promising start when we attacked and controlled the play brought us missed opportunities. Maribyrnong Sports Academy took control of the game to lead 3-0 at half time, eventually running out 4/1 victors to take the competition.
The 33 goals were shared between seven players with Jed Snowden top scoring with 11, Hugh Snowden 5, Matt Byrne 4 and Elijah Michael 3 scored in three games. Matt scored the goal in the Maribyrnong Sports Academy loss. A runners up flag was reward for the boys work on the day.
Wednesday saw the enthusiastic Year 7 team venture to Footscray, for most of the team their first Hockey competition. Led by Ben Gray and Jack Pelosi the boys came home Western Region Champions. A great result for the inexperienced squad.
Holding Maribrynong Sports Academy to a 1/1 draw in the first round set up a keen contest to see who could come out at the end of the day with the best goal tally.
Game 1 Strathmore 1 drew Maribyrnong Sports Academy 1
Game 2 Strathmore 8 def Williamstown High School 0
Game 3 Strathmore 5 def Bellarine 1
Game 4 Strathmore 10 def Creekside 3
Strathmore won the contest by 3 over Maribyrnong Sports Academy. A job well done through a team effort with 6 players scoring the 24 goals throughout the competition. Zane Murphy 3, Cooper Newton 3, Will Swidryk 3, Luc Scutella 1 supported Jack Pelosi 5 and Ben Gray 7 to come out on top.
They will join the Year 8 Squad to go to the State Final later in November.
Hugh Snowden & Garry Bitmead