The girls arrived at National Schools Lacrosse Tournament in high spirits for the first day of the 2 day tournament at Surrey Sports Park. They were faced with some tough opposition in the group of 7 which consisted of Caterham, St Helens and St Katherines, St Georges Ascot, Putney High, Rendcomb and Walthamstow Hall. The girls, lead by Captain Emily Rossiter, took to the field for their first group game. They pulled together and demonstrated a great team performance coming away with a close 3-2 win over St George, Ascot. With one win in the bag confidence levels were high going into the second game resulting in a fantastic 5-0 win over Rendcomb. However, the toughest games were still to come and despite some great play by the resilient Queen’s girls they faced 4 narrow losses.
The 2 group wins put them in a great position for the second day of play, being drawn in the 2nd Division out of 3. After a 6.30am wake up call the girls arrived for day 2 bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to take on Heathfield, Westonbirt and Haileybury. After being defeated by the first two teams narrowly with a one goal difference the girls came back fighting and finished the tournament with a great 3-1 win over Haileybury.
The girls produced a performance to be proud of, being the only team to compete in an U19 tournament with a mix of only Year 9-11 girls. The girls will continue to work hard next season and be back with a vengeance at next year's National Schools!