From the Head of Senior Sport, Steve O’Donnell
Another successful round of sport last Saturday for many teams as our positive start to the new season continues.
Our 1sts basketball made it two from two by defeating Cranbrook on Friday night. The support for the 1sts and 2nds was tremendous and I want to thank all of the students, staff and coaches that went to support. From all reports our performances, conduct and attire was very good and allowed us to focus on playing basketball and get another impressive result. This week will be a lot tougher as we travel to Trinity and we will need to step it up to continue on our winning ways. We also had a number of other successful basketball teams and the reinvigoration of our basketball program has been most pleasing to watch.
Water Polo and Cricket
We also had some success in water polo and cricket. Joel Ellis hit the winning runs in the 1st XI in a close match with only one wicket to go. Our 2nd XI held on for a draw with Conor Molloy scoring 95, our 9A’s had a great win with Zac Murphy hitting 116 and our 10As also just went down narrowly in the last over. We also had some great wins in the 3rd XI, 8B’s and 8C’s Cricket with some all-round strong batting and bowling performances. Our 1sts water polo team dominated Trinity in the pool to secure a 14-6 victory as well as some victories for a couple of other teams.
Our swim squad travelled to North Sydney Pool for our first carnival of the season and performed well to secure second place overall. This is a big improvement but we will still need to perform better by the time CAS rolls around in March to overcome rivals St Aloysius and Cranbrook. However, the improvements and positive attitude can be strongly attributed to our coaches and swimming convenor, Ms Floyd.
This week we are playing a round against Trinity, which also includes our 1st XI cricketers in a T20 mid-week fixture. This round could be defining for many teams as for the final two rounds we host our northern CAS rivals. Year 10 also commence their exams next week followed by camp the week after. Year 10 are still expected to fulfill all of their sporting commitments whilst on exams, including Saturday November 19th. Please note that all water polo teams and 2-day cricket teams do not finish until November 26th. It is vital that we still send our best teams and players to these games, as they are competitive fixtures.
More Gold for Corey
Year 11 student, Corey Spiteri continued his great year in fencing by winning gold at the recent Fencing Foil held in Sydney. In addition to this, Corey defended his Olympic Cup title. Hearty congratulations to Corey for this achievement.
Good luck to all teams this weekend and ‘Go the Waves!’