Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 28/09/15

HOCKEY

U18 South Lakes Tournament – Winners
With only two sides turning up to compete in the first round of the National competition it seemed progressing shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

Emily Macmillan kicked things off against Kirkby Kendal with a first half hat trick, Josie Coulthard, Cheza Millar, Eliza Hodgson and Nicoline Hoppen all got on the score sheet as Sedbergh launched attack after attack. 7-0 winners.

Windermere were next up and it was to be a similiar story! This time it was Josie Coulthard grabbing the hat trick, she was supported with goals from the same scorers as the first game, all converting good chances enabling the 18s to breeze through the South Lakes round. MWS

1st XI v Hymers – Won 2-0
The firsts gained a tasty 2 nil victory against Hymers played at Ashville College. Sedbergh dominated play. Good picks and clean tackles facilitated moves forward.

Hoppen opened the scoring with a feisty strike from top D into the bottom left corner of the goal leaving the Hymers goal keeper stranded. Sustained pressure from Sedbergh and accurate passing saw Miller feed the ball through to acting captain Hodgson who slotted the ball in the goal at close range.

In the second half Hymers employed the half court press which made penetrative play difficult for us. Sedbergh held on and defended as a unit to secure victory. HLR

2nd XI v Hymers – Drew 3-3
The 2nd XI played as near perfect Hockey as it is possible for a 2nd XI to play against Hymers this afternoon, and it was at times pure poetry in motion.

A 2 goal lead at half time – both scored by Anna Walkden – was just reward against a strong opposition. Hymers came out fighting in the second half and were much more threatening but could not break down a dogged defence, and our play became more Haiku then poetry in motion, but the end result of 2-0 was an outstanding effort. Good win, well done! JDRM

NETBALL

U19 National Cup v Ashville – Won 47-32
A tough game against a quality opposition with fast attack and dogged defence.  Sedbergh took a while to get going but finished 12-7 up in the first quarter.  A storming second quarter of 16-8 was as a result of Walkden and Smallwood converting goals after Harnby and Carberry continued to turn ball over.  

Holdsworth was solid at wing defence with interceptions and tips galore.  Russell was introduced into the shooting circle and her height proved an immediate advantage with her first shot at goal successful.  Debutante Boddy had immediate effect with her speed and effective attacking. The second half was a tighter affair but the final result was well deserved.  Through to the second round of the National Cup.  LS

1st VII v Bradford – Won 25-21
A very tight, physical game which threw our attackers to begin with.  Bradford were quick and agile and turned ball made it into their shooting circle with speed and accuracy, it took a while for Sedbergh to adjust, after the first quarter we were 6-10 down.  

Fifth formers Turner and Preston, , were then introduced into the fold and settled the momentum down immediately, an excellent second quarter score of 7-3 brought us back to level at half time, slick shooting and steady attacking ensured this quarter win.  

The second half of the game was a thriller with goals going on centre passes, nerves of steel ensured that Russell and Smallwood kept the goals flowing with Turner having an immense game at goal attack, play which belied her years, Carberry and Harnby continuing to develop their defensive partnership.  

Preston kept the circle edge under her feet with Arnold playing a good last five minutes at centre after Captain Scott retired injured.  Final score 24-21, an excellent game carved out of guts and sheer determination not to lose.  LS

2nd VII v Bradford – Lost 20-7

A tough game for the 2nd team against a more agile, skilled Bradford side.  Sedbergh didn’t ever give up and produced some exciting passages of play but were not quite able to catch the score up.  Work to do but some good periods of play to be proud of.  LS

U16 v Bradford – Won 35-10
A convincing 35-10 win over Bradford’s U16 VII who had beaten our 2nd VII in midweek. We had a brilliant start scoring 10 to no reply, with Walsh intercepting each time the ball came close to reaching the defensive circle.

Georgia Turner & Amy Lewin showed great circle rotation & shooting accuracy and in centre court Pollyanna Bell, Lucy Preston and Julia Haywood work tirelessly to turn over loose balls and feed the attacking circle. They were always there to back up each other along with Rebecca Holliday who today played GD in the absence of Tabby Holdsworth, who had been pulled into the 1st XI match.

A tighter 2nd quarter ensued as Bradford pulled 3 goals back to our 7 scored and they effectively fed their goalshooter. We won the 3rd quarter 12-5 with Sarah Long in Defence giving Walsh a rest.

We brought on Sophie Marshall at Goal Shooter, on her first run out since come back from injury. Turner switched to defence, partnering Long and Holliday rested with Walsh. The final quarter score was a 6-2 win.  Player of the match – Rebecca Holliday.  HJC

U15A v Bradford – Lost 17-14
A very slow start for Sedbergh put them on the back foot throughout the game. Lack of communication and pressure throughout court saw Sedbergh 12-3 down at half time, however a better performance from the u15s in the second half brought it back to a two goal deficit with a minute to go.

Unfortunately Bradford turned Sedbergh’s centre over winning the game by three goals. A stronger performance in the second half with positives to take from the game however still a long way to go for the talented u15 side.  ATH

U15B v Bradford – Won 18-9
Very well done girls. All Sedbergh players displayed a huge level of improvement since this fixture last year. Some lovely centre court work, excellent shooting and tough defending produced a convincing Sedbergh win 18 goals to 9.   A spirited performance with great support for each other. MJC

U14A v Bradford – Won 17-16
A win for the U14’s against a strong Bradford side, not the best performance by a long way by Sedbergh but encouraging to see such fight and determination on our Year 9’s faces.  

Haywood, Dale and Heathcote were the pick of the bunch keeping the ball flowing and turning ball at crucial times, Sproul was faultless in her efforts.  Lots of work to do on shooting accuracy and structure but a good battle at the start of the term.  LS

U14B v Bradford – Won 17-9
After a shaky first quarter, this new team settled into a confident rhythm, demonstrating strong team work and dynamic play. Alex Duckitt and Emily Dignan in defence, gelled together well, intercepting an increasing number of passes as the game progressed. Grace Charlton and Elizabeth Sloss proved to be too fast for a tiring opposition feeding into our accurate and energetic shooters, Kitty Mahon and Carenza Pinn. A physical game and a well-deserved win.   ALK

U14 South Lakes Tournament – Winners
A great day for the U14s who came together as a team for the first time and outplayed the competition. The group round saw Sedbergh play some excellent netball with different combinations through court.

Tanatswa Tigere worked the attacking circle well with Juliet Tait and Katie Haywood converting the majority of their shots. The semi final against Dallam was a close match with Sedbergh losing their cool slightly in the wet conditions, however the girls regained composure for the final beating Windermere convincingly.

Heathcoate and Sproul combined well in centre court with some excellent drives onto the circle edge. Overall a great performance from the new u14 side with great potential for the future. ATH

LACROSSE

Nicole Jefferies and Georgia Snowden selected for Yorkshire

1st XII v Bolton Grammar – Lost 25-1
You cannot fault these girls on their enthusiasm and love for lacrosse! Despite playing in miserable conditions and against an experienced Bolton side the girls played with high spirits and displayed beautiful lacrosse which, at times, tested Bolton’s midfield and defence.

Iona Lindsay took the ball from midfield and, with determination in her eyes, drove to goal and scored with a powerful shot. Jasmine Bracewell had her work cut out on her debut in goal and although the shots came in quick succession she kept her head high and made excellent clears to get the ball moving up the field. 

Lots of areas to work on but this team has great potential!

RPM

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