The Ladies 18 Goal VL Final was hosted on the 13th September underneath the final rays of summer sunshine. MJVH were first to score, with a penalty by Steph Haverhals. Smiths Polo then went into the lead, 1 ½ – 1. In response, Nina Clarkin turned up the heat, sending through two goals 3 – 1 ½. A team goal by MJVH, tapped in by Nina, extended their lead 4 – 1 ½. Not content with this, Nina continued her onslaught, sending the ball to goal, only to have it hit the post and pause before the line. She steered her stunning grey pony round and finished the job, 5 – 1 ½. Lia Salvo sent through an expert penalty for Smiths Polo to conclude the second chukka 2 ½ – 5. In the third, Nina proved why she is one of the best female players in the world by continuing to dominate, adding a further field goal and penalty to her collection. With only the fourth chukka left to make up the difference, Smiths Polo had a moment of respite with another textbook penalty by Lia Salvo, but the clock ran out and MJVH were crowned the winners.