Bendigo South East College’s Year 7 girls soccer team has been crowned state champions.
The BSE team took out the School Sport Victoria soccer championship in Melbourne on Friday.
BSE proved too strong for seven of the best Year 7 teams in Victoria.
BSE qualified for the final after winning its pool at the Kingston Heath Soccer Complex.
BSE outclassed Mornington Secondary College 8-2, drew with the highly-rated Maribyrnong College 1-1 and scored a gutsy 2-1 win over Northcote High School.
Those results left BSE with seven points, top spot in section B and a date in the final with section A winners Elisabeth Murdoch College, Langwarrin.
Elisabeth Murdoch College won section A from Galen Catholic College, Lavalla Catholic College and Balwyn High School.
The all-regional final was a thrilling encounter.
Scores were level at full-time and after extra time and the game was decided by a penalty shootout.
The BSE girls held their nerve and won a thrilling penalty shootout 4-3.
The result continued BSE’s proud tradition of competing at the highest level of secondary school soccer. The school has now won multiple state titles in girls soccer.
The BSE girls held their nerve and won the penalty shootout 4-3.