On Valentine’s Day, the VS Pestalozzi football team competed in the „Sumsi Hallencup Landesfinale“ in Herzogenburg. The team qualified for the tournament by winning the previous tournament which took place in Wiener Neustadt in Decemeber. The best 10 teams in Lower Austria would then go on to compete for the title of “Landesmeister”.
Placed in Group A, the Pestalozzi team started brightly, winning 3-0 against VS Großdietmanns. The next game against Trumau proved to be more difficult and despite a good performance with plenty of chances, VS Trumau came out on top, winning 2-0 before later going on to the win the competition. Congratulations to them!
The next game against VS Stein was an end to end encounter with both teams looking to take all the points. After going behind, the team fought their way back and equalized, however, time ran out with the team on a high and the game finished 1-1.
The final group game against VS Langschlag was to be one of the team’s better performances with them winning 5-0, very impressive considering each game only lasted for 7 minutes.
Two victories and one draw saw the VS Pestalozzi finish 3rd in their group and set them up for a 5th / 6th Playoff Place against the VS Oberhausen. The boys went into the game on high spirits and proved once again to be too clinical in front of goal, winning the game 2-1 and finishing 5th place on the day.
Overall, 83 teams took part in the indoor tournament and to finish in the top 5 in Lower Austria is something the team and school can be very proud of. A special shoutout goes to Felix, who volunteered to play in goal, pulling off some remarkable saves, in place of our number 1 goalkeeper who was sick on the day.
Congratulations to all involved!