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From the Girls Sport Coordinator (Issue 4 2018) Sport

Written on the 5 July 2018

Marist Netball Carnival
On Sunday 24 June, the Sacred Heart College Marist Netball Team departed from Adelaide Airport for the chilly town of Warragul in Victoria. The 4-day Marist Netball Carnival involved a day of travel, formalities and a liturgy followed by 3-days of intense competition and match play. 18 Marist schools from across Australia entered teams to compete for the title of Marist Netball Champions for 2018.

The girls had a great start to the carnival winning 7 out of their 8 matches on the first day, finishing top of pool A and through to the Championship draw. The Player of The Day was awarded to defender Grace Robbins. On a tough Day 2, We played the top 8 Colleges. Showing plenty of fight, we only dropped 2 matches to finish in 2nd place leading to a semi-final clash against St John's Woodlawn. The winner of this match to play-off in the grand final the following day. Player of The Day for Day 2 was awarded to Jemma MacKrill. Day 3 of the competition was finals day. Another early morning start and with temperatures below 5 degrees, the girls took to the warm-up court for the final time. The semi-final against St John's was tough, the opposition with a visible height advantage at both ends. At half-time the scores were level and our girls continued to fight it out going goal for goal in the second half. We were unable to convert 3 turnovers in the dying minutes and trailed St Johns at the final siren. St Johns went on to take the Marist title for 2018 and Sacred Heart finished a respectable 4th out of 18 Colleges. Grace Donnell was awarded Player of The Day for Day 3.

Congratulations to the team on their brilliant display of talent and teamwork throughout the carnival. We were extremely proud of their fine representation of the College. A huge thank you to the travelling families who were able to attend and support the team throughout the carnival. Congratulations to Captain Courtney Summers and Vice Captain Isabella Sires on their brilliant leadership and a huge thank you to our fabulous Team Manager, Prue Wilkosz.

In 2019 the Marist Championships will be held in Alice Springs where Sacred Heart will again contest for another title of Marist champions.

Open Girls Knockout Soccer
Round #1 of the Open Girls State-Wide Knock-Out Soccer for 2018 saw Sacred Heart College (we were in yellow) face a strong Hallett Cove High School side. Under the guidance of new coach and returning Old Scholar, Eliza De Silva, the team were well prepared for their round 1 match.

On home soil, Hallett Cove were fierce in attack from the first ball keeping our defence line busy. Defenders, Tara Nuttall and Chloe Milford were consistent for us and maintained their 'never give up' attitude for the entirety of the game. Evie Goldsmith was strong in the forward line scoring one goal for the match and provided numerous other attempts. Elizabeth Laduma worked with great speed in the forward line to assist the team in numerous scoring opportunities. Hallett Cove were too strong for Sacred Heart and will progress as the winners to Round 2 ahead of our girls. With the 2018 Knockout competition over for the girls Soccer, the team will continue to compete in the Saturday morning Catholic Girls competition, where they are currently sitting in 2nd position, with 5 rounds to play before finals. The team will also take on Assumption College Kilmore on Sunday 19 August on Brighton Road Oval as part of the 2018 SHC/ACK exchange.

Go Hearts!

Alex Penhall
Girls Sport Coordinator


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