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Clean sweep at the Netball



Junior Boys

On Thursday 21 July, the Junior Boy’s netball team competed in the Loddon Mallee Region competition. Showing that Catherine McAuley College were the dominant team in the Sandhurst Division competition, we were awarded the opportunity to compete against the best teams in our region, although we only had one game for the day. 

We played four twelve-minute quarters against Irymple Secondary College, allowing the opportunity for rotations throughout the game. 

Even though we were without one of our midcourt specialists in Ted Harrop, the gap was filled seamlessly by Jacobi Kramer, Henry O’Callaghan, Griffin O’Shea and our emergency player Riley Travaglia.

Our first quarter set up a nice lead of five goals, which had extended to ten by half time. We continued to play well, winning the game by 17 goals, with the final score being CMC 31 to Irymple 14.

Our goalers, Nick Harvey and Will Whiteacre teamed up well together with excellent goaling and rebounding. Josh Kelly worked tirelessly in the centre, even making a cameo in goal defence. Sam Whitford and Miller Nihill help up the defensive end with strong rebounding, handy tips and vital intercepts.

Both the defensive and attacking midcourt players ran all day and it was fantastic to see their tenacious attitude to getting the ball. Jacob Kramer threw his body on the line giving his all for every effort. Henry O’Callaghan improved his vision to pass down the court as the game progressed and made good positioning for a pass. Griffin O’Shea gained many intercepts and was always an option for a pass if the attack end needed him. Riley Travaglia slotted into the team well and was able to come into the centre and help to dictate the speed of the game which helped the team to avoid stepping too much with the ball.

The boys will go on to compete in the School Sports Victoria State competition on Monday 29 August at Waverley Netball Stadium.

Back L-R: Ted Harrop, Henry O’Callaghan, Miller Nihill, Nicholas Harvey, Griffin O’Shea, Mrs Rachel Winfield
Front L-R: Josh Kelly, Sam Whitford, Jacobi Kramer, William Whiteacre, Riley Travaglia

Intermediate Boys

The Intermediate Boys netball team had another successful day at the Loddon Mallee Region Competition. After a strong performance at the Sandhurst competition, the team was looking forward to performing again. Daniel Noden (captain) and Deakin Andrews (vice captain) led the team brilliantly. The first game of the day was against St Augustine’s College, with Catherine McAuley College taking the win 34-15. The second and final game was against St Joseph’s College Mildura, winning that 31-17.

Back L-R: Logan Barker, Oli McNicol, Archer Day-Wicks, Wil Pinniger, Jack McMahon, Declan Stevenson, Joseph Artavilla, Miss Sarah McClusky
Front L-R: Daniel Artavilla, Henry Edwards, Deakin Andrews, Daniel Noden, Joel Feeney

Senior Girls

With beautiful sunshine, the girls were back in Bendigo to take on our next level of opposition. With all teams needing to qualify for this round we knew we would be in for some stronger competition, so we needed to be ready.

Our first match against Rochester Secondary College started goal for goal and as the quarter continued, we made some silly errors with poor passing across the court putting pressure on each player. Rochester got some nice turnovers and applied lots of pressure and by the time we got to half time we were down by 5. It was now time to reset and concentrate on the basics and ensure we played our game. The difference was immediate with plenty of opportunities opening for our goalers allowing them to get a steady run and turn the score around by 10 goals to win the match by 5.

Our next game saw us against St Mary MacKillop College where we were much more settled and started off with a few early goals to settle the play and then we were able to build on this as the game progressed. Not only were our goalers accurate but they were given many opportunities and we were able to build a comfortable lead winning 33-11.

 The final game for the day was against Mildura Senior College and we applied plenty of defensive pressure to ensure many turnovers again allowing a comfortable margin and a win 35-13.

Another fabulous days play by all players involved. They all showed plenty of flexibility in their positions as well as an ability to have fun. Thanks to the parents who came to support the team.  The girls now progress to the State Finals in Melbourne and are looking forward to the road trip.

Back L-R: Mrs Kris Rosaia, Siarne Cass, Ava Hamilton, Aimee Dean, Amaya Schmidt, Maggie Burke, Hannah Tyndall
Front L-R: Charlotte Sexton, Maggie Keating, Tahlia Isaac, Katie Dean

Year 8 Girls

Catherine McAuley College’s first game was against Rochester Secondary College. This was a good game to start with as it allowed the girls to settle into their positions and for rotations to be made. CMC won 28-10.

Our next game against St Mary Mackillop College was a great physical contest. It took a bit of adjustment from our players to be able to adapt to the conditions. The game was very tight, with CMC winning 18-17 with a goal with only ten seconds remaining.

Our last game against St Joseph’s College Mildura was another nail biter. We had a small lead at half time but St Joe’s fought back to get even with us. Again, CMC managed to score a goal in the dying seconds, winning 19-18. 

Back L-R: Layla Pearce, Emersyn Newlan, Lila Kelly, Lexie Austen, Diana Napoleon, Maeve Cass, Zara Bibby
Front L-R: Lilly Hope, Charlize Pinder, Charli McInerney, Zaidee Khong

Year 7 Girls

After a very successful first tournament, the team were excited to see how they matched up with some other teams in the region. The first game saw CMC play against St Augustine’s Kyabram resulting in a convincing win for CMC. The team continued their strong run against St Mary MacKillop College. The third game against St Joseph’s Echuca was the game of the day. It was a nervous start but the team settled more as the game went on, leading to another win for CMC. 

Every player represented the College with pride and outstanding sportsmanship. The defenders were strong and steady, the centre-court players displayed great decision-making skills and kept chasing loose balls all day and the goalers were consistent and accurate. The members of the team that didn’t play on the day were outstanding helping to score, run warm-ups and displaying great encouragement and leadership skills from the sidelines. The team is excited to have qualified for the upcoming State Finals.

Back L-R: Grace Mulqueen, Maggie Lamb, Dempsey McDonnell, Alyssa Mulder, Lexie Fennell, Ginger Hay
Front L-R: Shannon Storey, Chella Fitzgerald, Juliet Hogan, Bella Lalor, Lexi Brennan