THE Riverina Anglican College's (TRAC) quest to win their first Shipard Shield is off to the perfect start.
TRAC was the first team through to Wednesday night's semi-finals after progressing undefeated in Pool A at Rawlings Park on Monday evening.
TRAC's open girls team began with a 3-1 win over Wagga High, then completed a strong start by downing Mater Dei Catholic College 2-0.
They will now meet Mater Dei, the defending champions, again in the second of Wednesday night's semi-finals. Wagga High will take on Kooringal High in the other.
TRAC brought three year seven students into this year's team and coach Virginie Vignas was delighted with how the girls played at their first outing.
"It was amazing. We didn't know what it would look like because we haven't had any training or anything but they did well," Vignas said.
The wet and cold conditions of the opening night did not deter the players, according to Vignas.
"The girls didn't care, they just wanted to play after COVID, they were very, very excited," she said.
Tess Buckley, Holly Banton and Casey Smith led the way for TRAC, who will go into the semi-finals with confidence having already enjoyed a win over Mater Dei.
"Yes but at the same time I don't want our girls getting too confident so we're just going to play as if we haven't played them yet and we'll see how we go," she said.
(Pool A) Mater Dei 0 drew with Kooringal High 0; Wagga High 0 drew with Kooringal High 0; Mater Dei 1 drew with Wagga High 1; (Pool B) Kildare 3 d Mt Austin 0; TRAC 0 drew with Christian College 0; Kildare 3 d Christian College 0; TRAC 4 d Mt Austin 1; Kildare 5 d TRAC 0.
(Pool A) Wagga High 1 d Mater Dei 0; TRAC 3 d Wagga High 1; TRAC 2 d Mater Dei 0; (Pool B) Kooringal High 2 d Christian College 1; Kildare 1 d Mt Austin 0; Kooringal High 3 d Kildare 2; Christian College 3 d Mt Austin 1; Kooringal High 3 d Mt Austin 0; Kildare 2 d Christian College 0.