LAC United continue strong return to Wagga Hockey with 5-3 win over CSU-Rivcoll

IN FORM: Emily Paul led from the front for Royals' in their 10-0 win on Saturday.

IN FORM: Emily Paul led from the front for Royals' in their 10-0 win on Saturday.

LAC United continued their strong start to the Wagga Hockey season with a 5-3 win over CSU-Rivcoll in women’s division one on Saturday.

CSU-Rivcoll tried hard and scored the first goal but were unable to match LAC United for the whole game.

In a match that turned scrappy, CSU led LAC United early in the first half before being overwhelmed when their opponents turned up the pressure.

Kellen Ristivojevic helped LAC United take a 3-2 lead at the break.

With the return of Alison Eddie in goals, CSU looked threatening with constant run in the middle by Bernie Howard and good support from Sophie Gough.

But LAC United were able to reply to the CSU attacks in their own form with Caitlin O’Loughlin causing headaches for the CSY defence without the absent Jesse Thompson.

In the other women’s division one game, Royals’ dominance of the women’s competition continued with their second consecutive 10-goal rout, this time at the expense of Rosellas.

After a week off and giving CSU-Rivcoll a sporting lesson, the Royals looked unstoppable on their way to a 10-0 win.

Rosellas were unable to stop of avalanche of goals despite the best efforts of keeper Jo Dare.

Led by Emily Paul, Royals ran riot with Vic Schiller and Maree Beresford slotting seven goals between them.

Rosellas were well served by Kira McBeath and Lucy Angel, while an injury to veteran Kerrie Coggan did not help matters.

Meantime in division one men’s, Harlequins made it four wins on the trot with a 4-0 win over CSU-Rivcoll on Saturday.

For the fourth consecutive game, Harlequins kept a clean sheet with CSU unable to break through defence as the green team’s march to their premiership defence continued.

In the absence of older brother Brendan Watson and young Riley Makeham, Bradley Watson scored a hat-trick of goals for Harlequins, who were certainly tested by the bottom team.

CSU did contain some Harlequins attacks but their forward line is yet to fire with Nick Fahey having limited success in front of goals.

CSU’s Matt Robertson worked hard but Harlequins’ midfield eventually over-powered the CSU defence with Sam Whitfield invaluable to the green team.


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