EYHL Women's Division 1 Round 7 Results:
LORETO 4 PEMBROKE WANDERERS 0
Things began to unravel for the visitors as early as the seventh minute when Loreto were awarded a penalty stroke.
Hannah McLoughlin converted the stroke to give Loreto a 1-0 lead. This was a lead they maintained until half-time.
They increased their lead before half time through a Síofra O'Brien goal from open play to lead 2-0 in the forty-seventh minute.
Aisling Murray's converted penalty corner increased their lead in the fifty-fifth minute to leave the score 3-0 at that stage.
Síofra O'Brien secured the victory with her second goal of the game again from open play in the fifty-eighth minute to leave the final score Loreto 4 Pembroke Wanderers 0.
OLD ALEXANDRA 1 CATHOLIC INSTITUTE 3
The visitors took the lead through Sarah Fitzgerald who converted a penalty corner in the thirteenth minute and led 1-0 at half-time.
Old Alexandra responded just after half time when Abby Russell converted a penalty corner in the thirty-seventh minute to grab an equaliser 1-1.
Naomi Carroll restored the visitors lead in the forty-seventh minute from a converted penalty corner to make it 2-1 and Ciara Moloney with another converted penalty corner in the sixty-fourth minute secured the points for the visitors on a 3-1 scoreline.
RAILWAY UNION 4 ULSTER ELKS 1
Railers took the lead though a goal from Aebhfinn Burke so it was 1-0 after only three minutes from open play.
They increased their lead through a converted penalty corner from Lisa McCarthy in the twenty-first minute to make it 2-0.
A Niamh Carey converted penalty corner in the twenty fifth minute put Railway Union 3-0 ahead at the break.
Niamh Carey got her second of the game from open play in the third quarter to make the score 4-0 to Railway Union.
Ulster Elks did manage a response when Jessica McMaster scored from open play in the fiftieth minute to make the final score Railway Union 4 Ulster Elks 1.
UCD 2 PEGASUS 2
Ninth-placed Pegasus were the visitors to Belfield for this EYHL Women's Division 1 clash at the National Stadium.
Despite the presence of talented forwards such as Zara Malseed and Alex Speers for the visitors and Katharine Egan for the hosts it was scoreless in the first half.
There was many examples of both sides creating potential scoring opportunities in the opening quarters but none of them were converted.
Sophie McDowell gave the visitors the lead with a goal from open play in the fifty-first minute. Pegasus increased their lead when Zara Malseed grabbed their second goal of the game from open play four minutes later. UCD showed a resilience that had been missing in their previous encounter and fought their way back into this match. Captain Emma Paul led by example and scored from open play in the sixty-second minute. And a draw was secured from the jaws of possible defeat by Mikayla Power's open play goal with only two minutes remaining. It finished UCD 2 Pegasus 2.
MONKSTOWN 1 CORINTHIANS 0
A closely fought encounter between the EYHL 2 champions of 2022 Monkstown and the EYHL 2 Champions of 2023 Corinthians at Rathdown produced the slenderest margin of all when Monkstown squeezed by the visitors by a goal to nil. When Charlotte O'Neill converted a penalty corner in the forty-sixth minute it proved to be the only goal of the game and a very important three points for a Monkstown side trying to claw their way up the table.