HARD WORKER: Meteors’ Natalie Giles-Duffy puts in the effort.
HARD WORKER: Meteors’ Natalie Giles-Duffy puts in the effort. Luka Kauzlaric

Meteors battle hard for a perfect season

THE Meteors women's hockey team has completed the perfect season after their grand final win on Saturday.

The final was a tense match between the Meteors and Souths and the 5-1 score did not truly reflect the contest.

The Meteors flew out of the blocks early, scoring two goals in the first 10 minutes while Souths were still warming up.

Souths fought back and the match was an even hard-fought affair until mid-way through the first half when Souths looked to have scored a goal.

The goal was disallowed, which was a blow to Souths who would have been happy to go into half time one goal down instead of two.

The second half started much like the first, with Meteors scoring.

Morgan Mathison, Lindsay Mathison and Carol Jones were all very good for the Meteors when it mattered.

Souths keeper Stephanie Rickson was heroic in goals but was helpless to stop the one-way traffic early in the half.

Late in the game, Souths pulled one back, but it was all too late. Souths' coach Jordyn Wilson said his team took too long to get into the game, but couldn't complain about the effort.

"Our late goal was just reward for all of our effort," he said.

"They were good across the board though and have a really strong team."

The Meteors didn't lose a game all season and had only one draw and their keeper Jillian Schulke has been terrific, only letting in four goals all season.



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