Eva Reith-Snare four, Bathurst High School zero.
The Confederates star dazzled at Cooke Hockey Complex on Friday afternoon, scoring all four of Orange High School’s goals as the Hornets ran rampant against the hosts.
It only took Reith-Snare 30 seconds to score her first, before she bagged three more in the 4-0 rout of the hosts.
The victory came at a crucial time for the Hornets, in the context of the opening tie of the 2017 Astley Cup.
After trailing overnight, the win – which equated to an 83-17 split – pushed Orange High into the overall lead.
Although Bathurst did end up claiming the tie, the hockey victory – along with one in netball earlier in the day – kept the overall deficit to just four points and leaves Orange with a far smaller hurdle to overcome against Dubbo next week.
“[Eva’s] a quality player without a doubt,” Orange High hockey coach Pete Shea said.
“She’s been at a high level for a long time and giving her an opportunity up front was the difference.
“There’s always a lot of pressure on the hockey girls to score lots of goals. They’ve been a good quality side for many years. We expect we’ll go well.
“This is what this competition is about, putting yourself in with a chance.
“We scored a goal at the end, that gives us a couple more points.”