Warwick goal keeper Kerri Fitch watches the ball after successfully keeping it out during the penalty shootout with Mt Isa yesterday in the division four semi-final.
Warwick goal keeper Kerri Fitch watches the ball after successfully keeping it out during the penalty shootout with Mt Isa yesterday in the division four semi-final. Julian Luke

Warwick unable to win semi-final

WARWICK yesterday played a thrilling semi-final against Mt Isa, but were just unable to scrape through with a win at the Queensland Ladies Veterans Hockey Championships.

At the full-time whistle the match was drawn 1-1, sending the division-four clash into a five-stroke penalty shootout.

Mt Isa finished top of Pool A after regular fixtures and Warwick finished second in Pool B, with both team’s vying for a spot in today’s grand final.

By the time Kerri Fitch had made some spectacular saves and Jacqui Croft had slotted a great goal, the five-stroke penalty shootout was drawn three-all, sending the match into a sudden death affair.

A large and vocal crowd braved the freezing conditions yesterday evening to cheer the Warwick women on, but it was not quite enough with Mt Isa going on to win by one goal after Michelle Leahy was unable to beat the Isa goal keeper.

At the end of the match a visibly dejected Warwick team grouped together before congratulating Mt Isa.



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