Ipswich girls over moon about state titles final hopes

IPSWICH'S No.1 under-13 girls team will play for a spot in tomorrow's final at the state titles in Mackay today.

Ipswich qualified for today's semi-final against Toowoomba after beating Gladstone 3-1 yesterday.

The Ipswich girls had also beaten Cairns 1-0, but had lost 3-1 to Brisbane on Tuesday after a pleasing win on the first day.

"The girls are over the moon,'' Ipswich regional hockey director said Neil Shearer, who has been watching the girls impress in Mackay.

Ipswich made the semi-final with a superior goal average.

A win today will give Ipswich a shot at state title glory. The lowest Ipswich can finish is fourth.

Ipswich's number No.2 girls team won their first match in Mackay yesterday, beating Toowoomba (2) 2-0.

Meanwhile, Ipswich's sickness-stricken under-13 boys team was last night waiting to see what play-off game they contest today on the Sunshine Coast.

Only 10 regular players were fit enough to play for Ipswich in yesterday's 6-2 loss to Maryborough.

That came after Ipswich beat Gympie 3-1 and Hervey Bay 6-0 on Tuesday.

The state championships in Mackay and on the Sunshine Coast finish tomorrow before Ipswich hosts the under-15 girls next week.



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