Great effort in Netball against tough opponents

From the onset, the Year 7B girls knew they were in for a nail-biting game. Both teams were caught up in the speed of the game and needed to slow down to improve their passing accuracy. Strong attack from the centre from Alice Durham and Katie Jacobsen, fed the ball into the attacking zone. Even with Maree Wright’s fighting spirit in defence, it wasn’t quite enough to stop St Columban’s score the winning point in the last few seconds with a score of 16-15.

The Year 8B’s had an unfortunate loss to St Columban’s this week. Although in the end St Columban’s came out as winners, the girls can certainly agree that this was their best performance of the season. MVP, Imogen Allen, played an outstanding game in all four quarters as Goal Attack and is definitely deserving of this name.

The Year 8A’s had an extremely tough game against St Columban’s. Although the defence was strong, their players managed to break through and get away from the girls. Despite the large score margin, the true colours of the team shone through with the display of persistence and the girls’ ability to stay positive.

The Year 7A’S, Year 9A’s and Year 9B’s came away with wins against the netball powerhouse, St Columban’s. This is an achievement that all of the girls should be proud of. These teams have proven to be strong competition for each opponent they face and are definitely ones to watch.

Unfortunately, both Year 10 teams came away with losses against their tough opponents, but both put up a good fight. The girls are to be commended on their sportsmanship and perseverance right until the last whistle.

The Thirds netball team had a great game against St Columbian’s on the weekend; however, they came away with a close loss of 20-19. Despite this, the girls never gave up until the final whistle. OC held a slim lead for most of the game but could not hold off a fast finishing St Columban’s. Susie McLoughlin stood out all game and was awarded MVP for her outstanding defence and numerous intercepts.

The Seconds girls went up against a tough St Columban’s only narrowly going down by one point with the final score being 27-28. A big congratulations has to go to Jade Cooper who kept the girls in the game with excellent defending and amazing intercepts. All the girls played extremely hard and left everything on the court.

The Firsts girls, although coming away with quite a significant loss, played excellently against their extremely tough opponents. The girls began the game the way they intended to finish, with pace and force. Both defensive and attacking players worked together, putting up a good fight against the highly skilled St Columban’s team. All the girls are to be commended on their efforts.

Alena Olds
Firsts Netball Captain


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