Mid West women’s team win polocrosse zone carnival in season finale

Reuben CarderMidwest Times
Jane Marriott in the women's final.
Camera IconJane Marriott in the women's final. Credit: Supplied

Polocrosse has finished for the season in the Mid West with a huge weekend of action.

Teams from across the State rode into town to compete at the Walkaway polocrosse grounds against the best of the Mid West for the zone carnival on Saturday and Sunday.

Mid West teams won the women’s and intermediate divisions, with many of the finals decided by a single goal.

The Mid West side beat Central in the women’s, 16-15.

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The local side beat the same opposition in the intermediate event, 15-13.

Two Great Southern sides contested the men’s final, which finished 19-18.

Erin Cole, the secretary at Greenough Polocrosse Club, which hosted the event, said it was an exciting finale to the season.

“It was a big weekend,” she said.

“It went marvellously.

“It was fantastic, very competitive.

(The scores in) our finals definitely showed that.

“Most of the finals were within one goal.

“The women’s game was just absolutely action-packed.

“It was very competitive, and very good for spectators.”

She said 30 teams attended, slightly lower than the 35 the association expected.

Australian junior all-star Ashley Cooper, 16, played for the winning intermediate side.

Her mother, Jane Marriott, a former Australian captain, led the winning women’s side and also won champion pony in the women’s division on Phantom.

The Mid West’s Nikki Barndon also played well in the women’s. In B-grade, Great Southern beat Mid West 18-9. Two Mid West sides played in the C-grade final, which finished 10-9.

Great Southern beat Mid West in the D-grade, 11-6.

Central beat Mid West in the E-grade, 9-8.

Central won the juniors against a Mid West and Southern composite side, 15-5.

Mid West won the junior E-grade against Foxes, 4-3.

Local players will travel to Perth next weekend for the metro and Peel region zone carnival.

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