National Schools' Lacrosse Championships

Friday 8th March 2013

Our 1st, 2nd, U15A, U15B and U14A lacrosse teams travelled to Imperial College Sports Ground, Harlington over the weekend to compete in the National Schools’ Lacrosse Championships.  For many, this was their first national tournament.  A summary of results is listed below.

U19A Team

Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March

Friday:

  • Game 1 v  St Catherine’s ‘C’: WIN 6-0
  • Game 2 v Bolton: LOSS 2-1
  • Game 3 v St Mary’s Calne: DRAW 4-4
  • Game 4 v St Albans: WIN 3-1
  • Game 5 v Dunottar: WIN 7-0
  • Game 6 v Downe House: LOSS  4-3

Result: Qualified for Division One

Saturday:

  • Game 1 v  St Bartholomew’s: WIN 5-0
  • Game 2 v North London Collegiate: WIN 3-1
  • Game 3 v Malvern St James: WIN 3-2
  • Game 4 v Haberdasher’s Monmouth: DRAW 2-2
  • Game 5 v Stowe School: LOSS 0-4

Result: Qualified for semi-finals v St. Helen and St. Katharine: LOSS 2-1

The girls had impressive plays leading to fantastic goals throughout the tournament.  The girls, led by Captain Katie Belcher and Vice-Captain Charlotte, showed determination and huge team spirit never wavering throughout the two days.  We look forward to the 27 April when the U6 Leavers will place their last games for QA against the Stayers and a formidable Alumni Team!  A heartfelt thank you and goodbye to our Upper Sixth players: Katie Belcher, Laura Bevan, Sofia Cormack, Lucy Eggar, Charlotte Gibbon, Emma Gregory, Ciara Hazley, Tabitha Jones, Sarah-Jane Laing, Jessica Miller and Tiffany Ralston.

U19B Team

Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March

Friday:

  • Game 1 v  Cheltenham Ladies College: WIN 3-2
  • Game 2 v Bedford: WIN 4-2
  • Game 3 v Berkhamsted: WIN 2-1
  • Game 4 v Putney: WIN 3-0
  • Game 5 v Guildford: LOSS 4-1

Result: Qualified for Championship Division

Saturday:

  • Game 1 v  Benenden: LOSS 2-3
  • Game 2 v St. Swithun’s: WIN 3-2
  • Game 3  v Godolphin: LOSS 0-2
  • Game 4 v Cheltenham: LOSS 2-3
  • Game 5 v St. Catherine’s: LOSS 3-1
  • Game 6 v St. Paul’s: DRAW 3-3

Result: 4th

After a solid performance on Friday that qualified the team for the Championship Division, the U19B team competed in a number of close, hard fought matches and ultimately ended up placing 4th in their division.  Fiona Gray was named the ‘Player of the Tournament’. Ellie-Mae Harris, Caity Patrick and Lizzie Kopec were commended for their performances.

 

14A Team

Monday 4 March

Tournament:

  • Game 1 v  St Mary’s Calne: LOSS 0-5
  • Game 2 v Benenden: LOSS 2-1
  • Game 3 v Caterham: LOSS 0-3
  • Game 4 v St Albans: WIN 5-2
  • Game 5 v Stowe: LOSS 2-4
  • Game 6 v Howells: WIN 6-2

Result: 5th

The team enjoyed their first trip to a national tournament and are now looking forward to next season when they hope to move up the league table.  Kate Hillas was awarded players’ player, Emma Warren, Elizabeth McCreery and Abigail Cooper were commended for their play.

 

15A Team

Tuesday 5 March

Groups:

  • Game 1 v  St. Catherine’s C: WIN 5-0
  • Game 2 v Dunottar: WIN 6-0
  • Game 3 v Berkhamsted: DRAW 2-2
  • Game 4 v St. Margaret’s, York: WIN 4-0
  • Game 5 v St. Mary’s Calne: DRAW 2-2:

Result: Qualified for Knockouts

Knockouts:

  • Last 16 v Moreton Hall: WIN 2-1
  • Quarter Finals v Wycombe Abbey: LOSS 4-1

Result: Joint 5th

The girls produced excellent play and teamwork in their first national tournament.  Captained by Bella Austin the girls displayed a professional level of teamwork and their skills continue to develop.

 

15B Team

Monday 4 March

Tournament:

  • Game 1 v St George’s Harpenden: DRAW 1-1
  • Game 2 v Wycombe Abbey: DRAW 2-2
  • Game 3 v St Paul’s: LOSS 1-3
  • Game 4 v Piper’s Corner: DRAW 1-1
  • Game 5 v Guildford: LOSS 1-2

Result: 3rd

The U15B team produced excellent play this season and throughout the National Tournament.   Their teamwork and determination produced exciting games against quality competitors.  Fayha Mohammed was named players’ player.  Sheyi Blackett, Lauren Neil and Olivia Miller were commended for their performances.

 

 

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