NUS beat defending champions SIM in IVP women’s floorball semi-finals
Picture story by REDintern Tan Jon Han
NUS (blue) goalkeeper swamped by her teammates after they overcame the defending champions SIM (red) 2-1 through a penalty shootout. (Photo 1 © Tan Jon Han/Red Sports)
Republic Polytechnic, Friday, January 22, 2010 – The National University of Singapore (NUS) beat the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) 2-1 after a penalty shootout to book their place in the final of the Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) Floorball Championship.
The match saw both teams fail to score after regular time. It was the same situation during extra time as both teams looked for the golden goal to avoid leaving the outcome of the match to a shootout. This saw countless attacks from both sides as the five minutes of extra time slowly faded away.
The shootout saw a goal each being ruled out by the officials. NUS suffered an early scare but recovered and eventually won 2-1 due to their excellent goalkeeper and mistakes by the SIM players.
NUS will face NTU in the final that will take place on Monday, January 25, at Republic Poly.
SIM’s goalkeeper leaps over an NUS player to get to the ball. (Photo 2 © Tan Jon Han/Red Sports)
Priscilla Chia (SIM #20) takes a shot at goal during extra time as both teams fought for the golden goal to prevent a penalty shootout. (Photo 3 © Tan Jon Han/Red Sports)
Farah Alsagoff (SIM #13) lurking around the NUS goal mouth to distract the Widyawilis Selamat(NUS #15, GK) (Photo 4 © Tan Jon Han/Red Sports)
NUS supporters’ arms go up in disbelief over a wasted opportunity by team NUS. (Photo 5 © Tan Jon Han/Red Sports)
SIM’s captain Ng Mei Wei steps up to take the first shot for SIM during the shootout. (Photo 6 © Tan Jon Han/Red Sports)
Ng Mei Wei (SIM #12) calmly takes the shot to score after faking Widyawilis Selamat(NUS #15, GK) into diving to her left. (Photo 7 © Tan Jon Han/Red Sports)
A scene of joy displayed at SIM’s bench after taking the lead in the shootout. (Photo 8 © Tan Jon Han/Red Sports)
SIM’s goalkeeper cleverly cleared the ball away from the NUS player to gain another advantage for her team. (Photo 9 © Tan Jon Han/Red Sports)
Having been the more vocal team during the match, team SIM kept up their spirit as teammates lined up to congratulate their goalkeeper on the save. (Photo 10 © Tan Jon Han/Red Sports)
It was a very different scene on the NUS bench, as pressure and the possibility of defeat started to mount. (Photo 11 © Tan Jon Han/Red Sports)
The tables turned as this time, Priscilla Chia’s (SIM #20) shot was disallowed, taking pressure off NUS. (Photo 12 © Tan Jon Han/Red Sports)
After which, NUS went on to score two more against SIM to go up 2-1. (Photo 13 © Tan Jon Han/Red Sports)
Angela Danielle (#19 SIM) had her penalty blocked by Widyawilis Selamat (NUS #15,GK). In the second penalty she took, she shot wide to hand the game and a place in the final to NUS. (Photo 14 © Tan Jon Han/Red Sports)
Widyawilis Selamat(NUS #15, GK) celebrating the victory as her teammates rush over to join her. (Photo 15 © Tan Jon Han/Red Sports)
It was a very long game but everyone did their best in every way they could! =]