Hurst qualified after finishing as runners up of the county round of the tournament against state and independent schools at Roedean last weekend.
Having secured progression by defeating all comers on their road to the final, the newly formed side faced Brighton College to decide first and second place.
With the matches just 14 minutes long, the girls kept their energy levels high throughout. In a highly competitive contest, the lead switched between the two sides but Brighton snatched a 6-5 victory in the final seconds of the game.
Hurst girls' sports coach, Carol Adams, was delighted with the team's effort and application, commenting, "This team has only played together this term and with just a few training sessions, so to succeed so early in their time at Hurst Senior School against longer established teams was a brilliant achievement. The girls are thrilled".
Hurst has a good record in the National Schools competition; the girls will be looking to go one better than last year's U19 side who were the highest ranked Sussex team in their section of the regional competition.
Update: The girls had a fantastic day competing in High Wycombe on Saturday 2nd February, eventually bowing out of the competition at the regional semi-final stage.
Posted on 19/11/2012