WINNERS ARE GRINNERS...Girls from the successful Westfields soccer team.
------------------------------------------Photo: Helen Nezdropa
High schools in soccer knockout
WESTFIELDS Sports High School proved it's power last week by grabbing victory in a statewide girls soccer competition.
The girls, selected from all grades, scored a big 5-0 win over Cessnock High in the grand final of the Bill Turner (girls) 15 years and under high school soccer knockout competition, played in Newcastle.
Westfields capped off its third consecutive with two players sharing the prestigious Austcraft Medals Star Player Award. Students Kristy Rohrer and Roseanna Ciacciarelli received the award for their brilliant performence at the tournament.
Leading 2-0 at the break, Westfields went on to win
5-0 with Frances Dimino and Daniela Pagano scoring doubles with Elisha Passarello
scoring in the second minute.
"The third win in the competition was nice", said retiring Westfields Sports coach "The team is made up of netballers, hockey players and basketball players mixed in with some soccer players and it's quite a challenge to coach them." Although beaten, Cessnock was not disgraced.
"We are very disapointed but also very proud to have got this far," Cessnock High coach Richard Bloomfield said. "Just making the final is a huge honour."
WESTFIELDS Sports High School showed it was in a class above the rest with resounding 5-0 win over Cessnock High in the soccer grand final of the Bill Turner Trophy (Girls) under 15s last week.
From the beginning of the second term where 284 schools kicked off the competition, there were just four teams left standing last week.
Westfields and Cessnock made the grand final, held last Thursday at Jack McLaughlan Oval Edgeworth.
Westfields capped off its third consecutive title with players sharing the Austcraft Medals Star Player Award.
Kristy Rohrer and Roseanna Ciacciaelli shared the coverted award for the outstanding player of the tournament.
Ironically, Roseanna is not part of Westfields' soccer program, but usually plays netball.
"The third win (in the competition) was nice," retiring coach Geoff Stanmore said.
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Roseanna Giacciarelli and Kirsty Rohrer shared the player of the series award.