In the final weekly wrap of season 2013 the OISC women took centre stage with a jam-packed final week of the year.
On Wednesday night under lights, the girls took on St Peters in a match which was set to decide whether Saints secured the WCL title. OISC suffered an early loss with playmaker Sarah Tronnolone forced to leave the field after two minutes and took no further part in the match. Despite this OISC proved to be the better side in the first half with keeper Natalie Rossi stopping Saints from taking the lead and Sophie Hlipala working hard down the wing to bring the ball into OISC’s attacking area with a number of chances going wide. In the second half OISC continued to work hard with Leah Contos, Laura Zanin and Gabby Parente pushing the ball in OISC’s attacking direction. Saints however took the lead with a solid strike followed up by a lucky second shot from the by-line rolling in, thus giving Saints a 2-0 win.
In their final match of the season on Sunday the girls took on Pembroke. Dominating the play in the first half OISC put pressure on the Pembroke defence and took the lead through an own goal. Keeping the pressure on the OISC midfield and attackers particularly Gemma Bateman, Sophie Hlipala and Alysia Panagakos creating a number of chances with Alysia doubling OISC’s advantage soon after. The OISC defence found themselves with little to do, with keeper Natalie Rossi looking for a deck chair to sit down not having to touch the ball at all in the half. In the second OISC continued to create chances with Niki Kapnistis, Sharlene Thurgood and Gabby Parente all having chances go begging. A second to Alysia extended OISC’s advantage to 3-0, which is where it finished capping off a good year for the OISC women. The win securing 5th position in the WCL with a healthy goal difference of +33 (scoring 62 goals for the year).
Presentation Night is this Saturday 21 September at the AltaVilla Club which will see the award winners for season 2013 crowned, it is building to be a big night. The Facebook eventhas all the details.