Woolgoolga High School?s girls open soccer team ready to take on the might of North Sydney in a round of the final 16 at the Hi
Woolgoolga High School?s girls open soccer team ready to take on the might of North Sydney in a round of the final 16 at the Hi

Soccer girls on a mission



NAME a football team other than the Socceroos that has spent the last few days with a serious eye on qualifying for an important final.

Woolgoolga High School's open girls soccer team won their way through to the final 16 teams when they won the North Coast regional championship 2-0 in a thrilling match against Alstonville High.

Elizabeth Gorrie and Jemma Byard were the goal scorers to set celebrations among the group alight but now the focus is well and truly on this morning's match at High Street.

Taking on the might of North Sydney school McKellar Girls High, coach Janice Lacy thinks that there's no reason why her girls progress to the next stage of the tournament.

"I'm not at all surprised they've got this far, they're a great team," she said.

"We've got two Northern NSW rep players and the rest play first grade. They all play together on weekends as well."

Lacy does admit though that now the team has got past all the local teams, the next stage presents a unique challenge.

"We don't know anyone in the teams anymore," she explained.

"It's a matter of adjusting our style and seeing what they bring and playing to suit."

This morning's kick-off at High St. is at 9:30am.



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