College met Pietermaritzburg Girls' High in the gold/silver final where the defending champions hammered in four goals, making it an impressive consecutive trio of golds in the five years of the tournament. Girls' High entered the medal game as the "in-form" team but nerves seemed to get the better of them.
The tall, impressive forward Teagan McFall playing for College proved to be a slippery customer for the Girls' High back line as she managed to shake the defence off and score two spectacular goals. The second shot, a reverse stick sweep, rocketed into the top corner of GHS's net.
Captain for College, Kelsey Scott said, "We have been working hard for a while in preparation for the SPAR tournament. It was a bit of a shock to us where we drew in two of our pool games but that only made us more determined for today. We were extremely focused and pulled together to work as a solid unit when it counted against Girls' High."
The road to the 2015 finals for College had a bit of a bumpy start with a 1 all draw against a young and spirited King Edward High School team. And then in a classic Durban derby against rivals St Mary's DSG in their second last pool game ended in a 2 all draw in a highly competitive, riveting game in the pouring rain at Thomas More College.
The team from Pietermaritzburg Girls' High were the most consistent out of all the competitors with five games played, 14 goals scored and no goals conceded. In their semi-final against home team, St Mary's DSG, Girls' High Katie Corf slotted the goal that counted in a game dominated by the visitors.
Lead by SA Women's Indoor Hockey star, Taryn de Winnaar, Girls' High resumed their unfortunate streak of always being the bridesmaid and never the bride, being awarded their fifth medal in the five years of the tournament. This is their third silver they have won, to add to that they have two bronzes in their trophy cabinet.
For the third position, it was a battle of the Saints with St Anne's College managing to get two goals beating St Mary's DSG in a hard fought game for the bronze. Both these teams have won previously and both team had similar results leading up to the bronze medal game.