HKBU team wins the USFHK Women’s Soccer Competition


浸大女子足球隊勇奪大專盃冠軍

HKBU students, alumni and staff cheer for the team


浸大同學、校友及教職員特別到場支持女子足球隊

Date: 07 Mar 2018 (Wednesday)

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HKBU Women’s Soccer Team wins intercollegiate competition

浸大女子足球隊勇奪大專賽冠軍

HKBU Women’s Soccer Team won the championship in the intercollegiate competition organised by the University Sports Federation of Hong Kong (USFHK).

HKBU Women’s Soccer Team’s competition progress was similar to last year; after winning all the games in the preliminary round and semi-finals, the team proceeded to the final round to vie for the championship title. They were neck and neck with City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and the competition ended with a penalty shoot-out. With excellent team spirit the HKBU team performed extremely well and beat CityU by two goals to earn the title of Champion.

Captain Wong Ka-yan (Sports and Recreation Leadership, Year 4) described the team’s achievement as “unbelievable”. She remarked that their skills were of a different level than the CityU team which comprises several Hong Kong team members. In addition, the striker of the HKBU team switched positions to goalkeeper this year, so she was worried that their attacking ability would be eroded. Luckily, all the issues were resolved by the team’s morale, and competitive spirit.

She said that even during the Chinese New Year holidays, team members dipped into their pockets to finance additional training sessions. In the competition, they held on until the last second even though some ran out of breath and experienced cramps.

Ka-yan attributed the win to the new training mode adapted by the coach and the shouts of encouragement from HKBU teachers, staff, students and reserve team members, both of which enabled the team to persist in the competition.  
 

浸大女子足球隊在「2017-2018大專盃女子足球賽」中表現突出,勇奪冠軍。

今年戰況如去年一樣,浸大團隊在初賽、準決賽取得全勝的紀錄,躋身決賽,與城大爭奪冠軍。浸大隊員以出色的臨場發揮及團隊精神,在法定比賽時間及加時均與對手打成平手,需互射十二碼分勝負。結果浸大以四比二,勇奪歷史性冠軍。

隊長黃家欣(運動及康樂領袖四年級)以難以置信形容今屆成績,她坦言浸大實力跟城大有一定差距,因為對方隊中不乏香港代表隊成員,加上今年教練將己隊前鋒調任守門員,她曾擔心攻擊力下降。幸好,一切不利因素都被浸大隊員以士氣、鬥志及團結精神所化解。「農曆新年期間,隊員自掏腰包訂場作額外訓練。比賽尾聲,部分隊員體力不繼,甚至抽筋,但都堅持下去。」

她又指,大學教職員、同學及後備隊員到場打氣,加上教練新的訓練模式,亦是浸大取勝的關鍵因素。