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SHC vs Immanuel Pre-Season Cup (Issue 3 2018) Sport

Written on the 31 May 2018

The Girls Winter Sport season kicked off with the 2018 SHC vs Immanuel Pre-Season Cup hosted this year by Immanuel College in week 1 of Term 2. The event, which in previous years was a pre-season Netball match between the two College's, successfully expanded in 2018 to include Womens AFL, Soccer and Volleyball.

Friday evening the women's AFL kicked off the Pre-Season Cup on Immanuel's main oval. SHC were lead by Captain Chloe Morgan in a hard fought match that saw SHC victorious at the final siren. Our returning SHC players were joined by a promising group of Year 10 players wearing the blue and blue for the first time. Becky McKenzie was awarded the Most Valuable Player for the match.

On Saturday morning the girls 10A, Open A1 and A2 Netball matches were played. SHC displayed a high level of talent and teamwork in all three games indicating a promising season is ahead of them. The SHC girls managed to adapt to multiple positional changes to trial different combinations and still take home wins in both the Open A2 and 10A matches and a narrow 2 goal loss in A1. Congratulations to Isabella Sires (Open A1), Olivia Allen (Open A2) and Ella Maisey (10A1) who were selected by Immanuel College as the Most Valuable Players for their matches.

The Girls First XI Soccer had a solid hit out but Immanuel proved just too strong. The SHC team fought hard to counteract Immanuel's forward line but were unable to stop their strikers. SHC managed to move the ball into our forward lines allowing scoring opportunities for SHC but were unable to put through as many as Immanuel. Evie Goldsmith was awarded the Most Valuable Player by Immanuel College.

The SHC girls Volleyball team had a nervous start after learning that the Immanuel side also compete in the State League Juniors competition. After putting up a good fight for the first set, the coaches took an opportunity to mix the teams to even the playing field. This provided a unique opportunity for our girls to learn back court setting and see some high-level offensive plays in action. With the teams divided evenly, the morale of the SHC girls lifted. Honourable mentions go to Georgia Chant for her strong defensive game and Mikayla Brown who won a fantastic joust at the net! Ana Yupanqui Ponce de Leon deservedly took out the Most Valuable Player for her oustanding receiving abilities.

The Pre-Season Cup was a successful event and a great preparation for season 2018. The Winter Season is now well underway having just completed Round 3 of the Saturday morning competition. We look forward to reporting more on the Winter season in the next edition of the Sports Newsletter.

Alex Penhall
Girls Sport Coordinator

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