Streatham Storm’s Division One team romped to an 11-0 home victory over Oxford Midnight Stars to put them back on course to challenge for promotion to the second-tier of the EIHA women’s Premier League, writes Hugh Carnegy
Parris Moore was the star of the game, putting away no less than five goals and bagging an assist in a commanding performance.
Skipper Sorana Churchill said; “It was a great night . For the first time we all took shots and played as a team.”
Churchill was among the other scorers, with Annette Kerr scoring a pair. Chrissy Brouillard marked her return to Storm after a few years away with a goal and Alina Tuerk and Jessica Preece also found the net.
There were assists for Margaux César (three), Tuerk (two), Kerr, Erika Gatyasova and Agathe Chaigne.
Storm Elite lost 4-1 at Hull, despite taking the lead after just eight seconds.
Carolyn Scott scored from an assist by Jennifer Lawrence to give the visitors a dream start.
But a short bench that saw Melissa Reidelberger have to drop back to defence took its toll.
“We worked hard and the score doesn’t reflect how competitive it was,” said captain Joanna Li How Cheong. “We had them worried at times but we just couldn’t convert our shots into goals. Melissa did great on D but obviously that removes one of our big threats to score goals.”
“We were short on players and had to change the lines at the last minute,” said former GB star and club chair Fiona King. “The girls we had worked really hard though.”
Both teams are in action on Sunday November 5 in a home double-header. Storm D1 take on Swindon Topcats at 4.30pm followed by Storm Elite vs Guildford Lighting at 6.50pm. Entrance is free.