Failure to score costs Warwick win
TAMARA Hawks put the Warwick loss in the A3 women's hockey grand final down to a couple of quick goals by Rangeville in the first half.
In its first grand final in Toowoomba, Warwick went down 4-2 to a Rangeville team led by former Warwick player Kylie Hollist, who now lives in Toowoomba.
"We had possession for two thirds of the game and didn't convert a few short corners into goals," Hawks said.
Rangeville scored goals in the 10th, 15th and 17th minutes of the first half to lead 3-0.
Five minutes later, Warwick had a chance when Megan Neal passed to Tamara Hawks but the deflection was just wide.
Toni Cox then took the ball in from the side to set up Jane Roper for a goal in the 23rd minute of the half to put Warwick on the board.
Rangeville secured a corner 14 seconds from half-time and converted for a 4-1 lead.
Midway through the second half, Warwick was awarded a penalty stroke which Rachael Inmon converted to reduce the margin to 4-2.
Try as they did, Warwick could not score the required two goals to take the game into a drop-off.
Cox said right half Angela Groves was the strongest for Warwick.
As for playing next year, Cox said it all depended on whether a new synthetic surface was laid in Warwick during the off-season.
"We enjoyed the season but found the travelling tiring," Cox said.
In A2, the Past High team with seven Warwick players went down 1-0 to a Rangeville side that scored in the first 10 minutes of the game.