"OH Sophie we love you."
That was the song belted out in the Bathurst High School dug out on Friday morning after Sophie McCauley helped the side to a remarkable 1-all draw against Orange High in their Astley Cup hockey tie.
It was McCauley who scored from a penalty corner play after regulation time to lock up the game and force an even split of the 100 Astley Cup points on offer.
Given Bathurst High had lost to the same Orange team 10-0 on Tuesday in a CHS clash, it was an epic turn around.
McCauley had missed that loss to Orange earlier in the week, but Bathurst High was certainly delighted to have her back in action at Bob Roach Field.
"As much as the pressure was on us, they had beaten us 10-0, so really the pressure was on them to do that again," McCauley said.
"I was talking to a few of our girls before the game and our attitude was that we'll just see how they play and go from there. That's what we did.
"For that corner I was just like 'I need to put this thing into the back of the net, I just need to hit it'. You don't really think, it was like 'Woah, have I just done that?'. It was a bit overwhelming, it still hasn't sunk in."
While Bathurst High players and supporters celebrated the draw as if it were a win, Orange High coach Pete Shea was a bitterly disappointed figure as his team was unable to capitalise on a dominant performance.
Orange High had nine penalty corners across the hour-long fixture compared to Bathurst's three.
Eva Reith-Snare - who scored Orange's goal with 11 minutes left - and her co-captain Libby Smith had dictated terms through the middle of the field and in attack.
The visitors piled up the circle penetrations and dominated possession, while Bathurst High scrambled in defence and in the main had its attacking chances restricted to a handful of quick counters.
Shea said he felt some crucial calls went against his team.
"How do you work that out? A team goes from a 10-0 win to a 1-all draw?" Shea said.
"It wasn't to do with them being nervous, it was them trying to deal with the frustration of trying to interpret what was going on.
"It was inconsistent [calls] and we were getting frustrated.
"Our girls were the better side and we didn't get the opportunity to get the reward."
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While normally a driving force in attack when playing club hockey, McCauley was deployed in a defensive role by Bathurst High coach Jacqui Hood for Friday's tie.
It proved to be a masterstroke.
Before McCauley slotted her late winner, four times from Orange High penalty corners she had cleared the ball off the line.
"I liked the challenge, I've never done the postie before, I'm normally a runner. I think it's probably more nerve racking running out, because on the post you just sit there and have to trap the ball," McCauley said.
"They come flying, but that's okay."
Heading into day two trailing Bathurst by 62 points in the tie, the Orange High hockey outfit was keen to claw some of that deficit back.
They began strongly - creating two good chances inside the opening 10 minutes as Reith-Snare proved to be a handful.
Ally Cook and Lily Baker were strong on the left side for Orange and sparked numerous attacking movements, while the likes of McCauley, Sam Brown, Ella Davis and goalkeeper Zahra Grant toiled to keep their rivals at bay.
Bathurst's only real chance of the half came from a Ruby Clarke breakaway seven out from the break - the Orange goalkeeper shutting her down at the top of the circle.
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In the second half it was more of the same as Orange continued to pile on the pressure, earning three penalty corners in the space of 10 minutes.
Reith-Snare finally got her team on the board, but that strike only served to rally the Bathurst players.
A McCauley shot hit the post with eight minutes left and Clarke came close too before the hosts earned one last chance from a penalty corner set play.
While McCauley initially mis-trapped the ball on top of the circle, she recovered with a goal to lock it up.