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State Final Netball Success



Junior Boys

The Junior Boy’s netball team competed at Waverly in the School Sport Victoria State Netball Championships on Monday 29 August. They were well led on and off the court by the captain Will Whiteacre, supported well by Ms Steen who stepped into the role as the fame day coach in the absence of Mrs Winfield. The boys blitzed their way through their pool matches undefeated to finish at the top of the ladder.

In the Semi Final they had another great win against Hazel Glen College winning 23 to 14. In the Grand Final they met a strong Blackburn High School, who they had only defeated by a goal in their pool games. Blackburn got off to a great start that the team were unfortunately not able to chase down, losing by 7 goals. It was a very skillful and well contested match. The boys may have lost, but they finished a brilliant campaign as the State Runners-up.

The team had an incredible year and are a credit to themselves and the College. They demonstrated fantastic skill and teamwork and as a group they should be proud of how they represented the College. Congratulations boys.

Back L-R: Ms Tia Steen, Griffin O’Shea, Samuel Whitford, Nicholas Harvey, Miller Nihill, Joshua Kelly

Front Row L-R: Henry O’Callaghan, Ted Harrop, William Whiteacre, Jacobi Kramer, Riley Travaglia

Intermediate Boys

The Intermediate Boys were dealt a blow before the day had started, with captain Dan Noden ruled out due to sustaining a concussion in the days before the event, so vice-captain Deakin Andrews was asked to step up and lead the team. 

In the first game, the team played Vermont Secondary College, after a strong start, the boys were able to maintain their lead with a good win 22 to 12. The boys then backed up the win with defeating Wodonga Secondary College 24 to 14 in round 2. Lakeview Secondary College was their round 3 opponent, the team was able to consolidate and win their final pool match for the day 20 to 16.

The team had now qualified for the Semi Final where they faced Montmorency Secondary College. It was an entertaining game and with skillful play the boys were able to secure another good win 21 to 12.

The team was now off the Grand Final against Drouin Secondary College, who were also undefeated all day. The game began with both teams going goal for goal in the first quarter, but after a blistering second quarter by CMC, the team went into half time with an 8 goal lead. Although Drouin SC pushed hard in the last half, the boys managed to hold them off in a thrilling finish, winning 21 to 18. 

All boys played their roles within the team exceptionally well and we commend them for their sportsmanship and discipline on the day. Well done – the title of State Champions is a sensational result for all of your hard work and commitment.

Back L-R: Miss Sarah McClusky, Deakin Andrews, Declan Stevenson, Daniel Noden, Archer Day-Wicks, Wil Pinniger, Jack McMahon, Ms Maree Pearce

Front L-R: Joseph Artavilla, Logan Barker, Henry Edwards, Daniel Artavilla, Joel Feeney

Year 8 Girls

On Friday September 2, the Year 8 girls travelled to Melbourne for the School Sport Victoria State Finals. They were to play in three games consisting of seven minutes quarters. The first game of the day was against Rowville Secondary College. The team had a great start and were able to play consistently coming away with a 22 to 18 win. 

The second game was against Catholic College Wodonga. The team once again was fast out of the gates leading by a goal at quarter time, however Wodonga had a strong second quarter, leading coming into the main break. The second half was hotly contested but Wodonga proved too strong, winning 24 to 21.

The third game of the day was a vital win for CMC that needed a good percentage boost. CMC were able to win 36 to 5. It was a nervous wait to see if we made it into the finals as the pool was a three-way tie, but CMC were able to just scrape in with a narrow percentage margain.

The Semi Final was against La Valla Traralgon. It was a tough fought game and the team worked hard to hold a 5 goal lead at three quarter time. It was a nerve racking fourth quarter but they were able to hold their lead to win by a goal. 

The Grand Final was against Rowville who they had faced earlier in the day. Although the girls got off to a great start, the strain of a long day took its toll on the team. Rowville played a really consistent four quarters and came away with the win 29 to 15.

It was a great effort by our players to finish as State Runners-Up.

Back L-R: Emersyn Newlan, Lila Kelly, Diana Napoleon, Layla Pearce, Zara Bibby, Mrs Julie Fennell

Front L-R: Lily Hope, Zaidee Khong, Charlize Pinder, Lexie Austen

Absent: Maeve Cass

Year 7 Girls

On Friday 2 September the Year 7 Girls participated in the School Sport Victoria State Finals at the Waverley Netball Centre. The team was excited but nervous to see how the day would unfold. 

In our first game, we played Mooroolbark College and after a slow start managed to win 25 to 19. Thankful that the nerves had passed, the team was able to focus on their next game against Catholic College Wodonga. It was a physical encounter but their team was able to win 22 to 17.

The next game was against Williamstown High School, a game that was played with great spirit and we were able to rotate our bench and give the girls a rest coming into the finals. A fabulous team effort resulted in a win 34 to 4.

In the Semi Final, we played La Valla Catholic College. The game was high intensity and the team was able to combine well across the court to win the game 28 to 11, and therefore securing a place in the State Final.

The State Final was against Emmanuelle College who had the jump from the first centre pass. They were a very well drilled team, showing poise and a hunger for the ball. The Catherine McAuley College girls battled hard, never dropping their heads as they continued to chip away at the lead. Emmanuelle College were the eventual winners 27 to 13, but the team should hold their heads high having played some amazing netball and representing the College in such a positive way.

Thank you to all of the families who travelled to support the team and help out.

Back L-R: Mrs Sharna Frawley, Ginger Hay, Alyssa Mulder, Lexie Fennell, Bella Lalor, Grace Mulqueen

Front L-R: Shannon Storey, Chella Fitzgerald, Dempsey McDonell, Juliet Hogan, Maggie Lamb