A silver medal is being brought back to the UK as Great Britain have finished in second place at the Under-18 Women’s World Championship - what an achievement.
GB faced Kazakhstan, China, Netherlands, Latvia and Turkey, with Netherlands the hosts for the tournament.
The team got their Division II Group A campaign underway with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Kazakhstan on Monday with Ruby Newlands scoring a brace, and Ellin Rees and Ellie Patrick getting themselves on the scoresheet with a goal a-piece. Evelyn Brown secured her first shutout of the tournament with Kazakhstan firing 15 shots at her throughout the game.
Their second game in Heerenveen was a learning curve as the Brits took on China on Tuesday who went on to win the tournament with victories in all their games. Ruby Newlands scored the equaliser at 9:25 with Emma Lamberton clawing one back to reduce the deficit at 19:25, but it was a 6-2 victory for the Chinese.
Great Britain bounced back from defeat to China superbly with an incredible 4-0 victory over the hosts, Netherlands, on Thursday after a rest day. Making it two victories from three games, Evelyn Brown secured her second shutout of the tournament whilst Ellie Patrick, Lilly Endicott, Ruby Newlands and Cassie McGregor did the work down the other end.
Saturday brought with it another victory for Team GB with Tahlia Davidson-Wright, Lilly Endicott and Jess Jones leading the team to a 3-1 victory on the penultimate day of the tournament.
Securing the silver medal, Great Britain ended their Women’s World Championships with a 9-0 victory over Turkey on the final team with Turkey not being able to score a goal throughout the entirety of the tournament. GB’s fourth victory in five matches was made up of goals from Lilly Endicott, Jess Wooding, Tahlia Davidson-Wright, Milly Thulbourne, Lydia Lutwyche, Ruby Newlands and a hat-trick from Ellie Patrick, and Evelyn Brown achieving a third tournament shutout. This saw them finish in second place behind group winners, China, who have been promoted to Division I.
Everyone at Her Game Too wants to congratulate the team on their achievements. You are inspirational and we can’t wait to see what you achieve next with Team GB.
The squad that won silver: Evelyn Brown, Scarlett Richardson, Zara Berwick, Grace Cooper, Ellin Rees, Ellie Shaw, Amelia Williams, Jess Wooding, Tahlia Davidson-Wright, Lilly Endicott, Jessica Jones, Emma Lamberton, Lydia Lutwyche, Vivian McGee, Cassie McGregor, Abi Minter, Ruby Newlands, Ellie Patrick, Alisha Potts, Milly Thulbourne