Queen’s, Monkstown and Insta stay 100% in EYHL2

Women’s EYHL Division 2 – day three round-up
Queen’s University beat Trinity for the second time in a week to move into pole position in Pool 1 of the women’s EY Hockey League Division 2 as they edged out their opponents 3-2, backing up their 2-0 win a week ago at the intervarsities.

Queens made it three wins from three in EYHL2

Sally Campbell gave Trinity the lead just before half-time from the penalty spot but quick replies in the second half from Emily McStea and Beth Ravey for 2-1 at the three quarter time break and Tori Hastings gave them some breathing room. Erica Markey’s corner goal made things tight for the last nine minutes but Queen’s have their third win of the group.

UCC, meanwhile, won 4-1 at the Mardyke against Greenfields with Saoirse O’Leary scoring twice with further goals from Jenny Clein and Aoife Collins before Sarah Dunleavy got a consolation goal.

In Pool 2, Monkstown and Catholic Institute continued their 100% records in the competition with wins over the weekend. Monkstown won 5-1 at Dungannon with Sadhbh Hoban-Logan and Lara Grehan getting them off to a flyer and Rachel Moore stretched the lead to three at half-time.

Laura White pulled one back but Emily Kealy and Amber Barnwell closed out the win for Monkstown, making it three wins from three.

Insta won 3-1 in Dangan to record their second win of the group. Roisin Upton’s drag in the fourth minute got them on the board.

Rachel Heskin tied the game up at 1-1 before Christine O’Shea restored the Limerick side’s lead in the 14th minute and Emer Ryan advanced it to 3-1 at half-time, the ultimate final score. It has created a five-point gap between the top two and the chasers at this early stage of the competition.

Pool 1: Queen’s University 3 (E McStea, B Ravey, T Hastings) Trinity 2 (S Campbell, E Markey); UCC 4 (S O’Leary 2, J Clein, A Collins) Greenfields 1 (S Dunleavy)
Pool 2: Dungannon 1 (L White) Monkstown 5 (S Hoban-Logan, L Grehan, R Moore, E Kealy, A Barnwell); NUIG 1 (R Heskin) Catholic Institute 3 (E Ryan, C O’Shea, R Upton)

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