NSW have secured a one-two finish in the Australian Under 21 Women's Indoor Hockey Championships, the state's teams doing battle in Sunday's final at the Illawarra Hockey Centre.
While the NSW Blues claimed an upset victory over NSW in the open's competition, the top side were determined to prevent a repeat showing in the under 21s event.
Ultimately the top NSW team proved too good, running out winners 7-2.
Local talent Helena Tobbe opened the scoring for NSW in just the first minute, fellow Illawarra product Kelsey Hughes adding a goal of her own late in the match.
Illawarra's Comfort Ferguson also scored for the Blues.
The NSW men took on Western Australia in the men's final, the hosts suffering a heartbreaking defeat.
With scores locked at 4-4, WA's Ryan Pace scored his third goal in the 39th minute to wrap up a 5-4 victory.
The boys and girls under 18 competition will commence on Monday.
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