ST Patrick's College suffered defeat in its state hockey final against Friends yesterday.
The under-18s Northern team went down 6-1 in the Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools final, sustaining injuries to three players.
"The game was played in good spirits and at a ferocious pace," coach Andrew Smith said.
"It was a really good team effort. They really dug deep and gave it their all."
St Patrick's team manager Filomena Bovino said making it to the final was an achievement in itself, with Friends boasting Australian under-16 players.
"Even if we don't come away with a win, the fact that we've made it to the final is what counts," she said before the game.
Further independent school state finals being held this week include:
Today: 11.30am, girls hockey between Marist Regional College and Friends at McKenna Park, Burnie.
Tomorrow: 1pm, boys soccer St Patrick's College versus Guilford Young at St Patrick's College; 2.30pm, girls netball Scotch Oakburn College v St Mary's at Scotch Oakburn.
The Northern SATIS athletics carnival is being held at St Leonards Athletic Centre next Tuesday.
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