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Hockey: Pegasus hungry for revenge in UCD rematch

By John Flack

Pegasus will have an old score to settle in a few weeks time when they face UCD in the semi-finals of the Irish Hockey League.

The last time the teams met, three years ago, the students beat Pegasus 4-1 in the Irish Senior Cup final.

Pegasus booked top spot in their IHL pool on Saturday after an emphatic 4-0 win over Belfast Harlequins at the Dub.

And having done the hard work they will be determined not to let lightning strike twice in the rematch with UCD.

The latter finished runners up to Railway Union after a 1-1 draw with Armagh at Ardmore at the weekend.

“The last time we played UCD I think we took them a bit lightly but that won't happen this time.” said Pegasus goalkeeper Sharon Moffitt.

“Because it's a student team we don't know what to expect as they will have a very different side but they must be good to have reached the semi-finals.”

Arlene Boyles, Vanessa Surgeoner, Kirsty McCollum and Suzanne Beaney got the goals for Pegasus against their Belfast rivals.

Pegasus will be Ulster's sole flag bearers in the last four after the province's other representatives made their exit before the final round of group games.

In one of the games of academic interest, Christine Russell put Armagh ahead against UCD but Chloe Watkins grabbed the equaliser.

Ballymoney put up a real battle against Cork Harlequins before going down 1-0 with Cliodhna Sargent on target.

Ards fell to a 4-0 defeat against Railway Union in Dublin as the Leinster side earned themselves a semi-final date with Hermes.

At domestic level Lurgan were 3-0 winners over Randalstown after being held 1-1 by Ards during the week.

The Co Armagh side are still in with a good chance of making next year's IHL although the title race is looking like a battle between Pegasus and Ballymoney.

In Senior One, Ballymena were 5-0 winners over Greenisland while there were also wins for North Down and Portadown.

The Comber side beat Dromore 2-0 while the Ports had a 3-0 victory over Priorians. The other game between Victorians and Cookstown ended in a 1-1 draw.

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