This Week in Sports

Friday 13 November 2015

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U13 Hockey v Skipper’s Hill (Won 4-0)
The girls’ dedication and commitment last term at training paid off this week, in only their second match, with an excellent whole team display against Skippers Hill. Captain Maisie Gibbs headed up the team in goal keeping a clean sheet. In defence Alexandra O’Brian, Daisy Williams and Jessica Frisby kept a strong line and gave the Skipper’s Hill attackers a tough job to break through. Central midfielder Jemima Soars took charge of each attack, making some crucial steals to feed Bethany Cook and Lana Harffey-Burkhill in attack. Bronwen Trowhill, Hannah Ward and Tianlu Wang kept their shape and made many moves off the ball to create space in attack. Well done to all of the girls and we look forward to seeing them in next weeks Sussex Schools Tournament.

Roedean Swimming Gala
The Moira House Swim Squad swam exceptionally well at the Roedean Gala. The girls came 3rd overall out of 7 teams. A special mention must go to Chloe Hughes who swam consistently well, even though she was in back to back events; and Maddy Baldwin-Charles for braving the 50m butterfly twice in one night!

Moira House Volleyball v Roedean
Moira House played their first Volleyball match of the year against Roedean on Tuesday and what a great game it was! Though we did not manage to win, the set scores were very close with Roedean winning by 25 points to 23 in the first set and 25 points to 20 in the second. For many of our players, it was their first ever Volleyball match and confidence grew steadily throughout the game. Serving was good from both teams and it was great to see us achieve dig, set and smash rallies on a number of occasions. The team supported one another well and are looking forward to their next match.

U11 Hockey v Skipper’s Hill
A Team Lost 3-1
B Team Won 2-1
U11 Lost 1-0
U10 Team Lost 1-0

Both of the teams have continued to go from strength to strength showing an improved shape and discipline against the Skipper’s Hill sides. In goal, Stephanie and Sophie kept their composure and maintained concentration to make some fine saves. In defence Macy Jupp, Cody Standen, Chloe Maidens, Imogen McNaughton-Ely and Alice Granea made some excellent strong tackles and were able to feed some good balls through to the midfield and attack. Anna Graham made an excellent start with some well-timed tackles, but unfortunately had to retire early due to picking up an early injury. Amelia Devlin, Jasmine Wright, Sasha Baldwin and Imogen Wells kept moving throughout to chase the opposition as well as create some space and dribble through Skipper’s defensive line. Cheyanna Beale and Lois Harffey-Burkhill fought hard in attack to break the sturdy Skipper’s Hill defence and managed to score two goals past them. The girls were unlucky not to score more goals with several near misses – a big well done to all of the girls!

East Grinstead Academy Schools Hockey Tournament (5th place)
St Andrew’s Schools Hockey Tournament (4th place)

The U11 girls played their first two School tournaments this week in horrendous wet & windy conditions. This did not dampen their spirits or commitment in the matches and they did themselves and the School proud. In the A team, Stephanie Vieira headed up the goal and made some fine saves, some from very close range, showing her awesome reaction time and strength. In defence Macy Jupp, Sophie Naish, Anna Graham and Cody Standen continued to develop their confidence and timely tackles. In both tournaments, Sasha Baldwin showed excellent determination and work rate in the middle of defence, keeping a solid wall to make it hard for the opposing strikers to break through, as well as making several penetrating runs to cause the opposing defence a number of problems. In midfield Chloe’s distribution of the ball went from strength to strength and fed some fine balls through to U11 attackers Cheyenna Beale, Amelia Devlin and Imogen McNaughton-Ely. These players then showed good pace and vision in attacking the opponents goal circle with an improved network of creative passes and support for each other. Jasmine Wright’s experience at Eastbourne Hockey Club paid off as she played in both attack and defence on Saturday to make some well-timed runs as well as crucial difficult tackles in our defensive circle. In attack for the U10s, Camryn Gibson, Chloe Crockett, Esme Scanlan and Imogen Wells went from strength to strength showing improved vision and confidence with each game. A huge congratulations to all of the girls for displaying such an awesome attitude and enthusiasm throughout the two tournaments and I look forward to seeing them progress further in the remaining four weeks of matches this season.

U15 Hockey v Gildredge House (Won 3 – 0)
The U15 Hockey Squad beat Gildredge House this week in their best performance this season. The girls have been working very hard at training over the last few months and this commitment and determination paid off in a fine display of team work, creativity and motivation. In defence Jessica Brialey, Hannah Rich, Georgia Harris-Moss and Tahlia Winn made some well-timed, strong tackles to deny their opponents entry into the goal circle. Esther Palanca Romualdo stood firm in goal and made some good calls to structure her defence. Lucy Nottage swept the back line and could not put a foot wrong and supplied ball after ball to our midfield and attack. In midfield Millie Garner kept her position well and took a pivotal role in distributing the ball to the attackers. In addition she worked closely with Leah Hallinon, Emily Davison, Hope Parish and Amelia Carrington to work the Gildredge House defence and find a number of gaps to penetrate and attack their goal. Katy-Anne Burr and Isobelle Barlow made some lovely runs wide and began to cause Gildredge House problems at the back of their defence. Amelia Carrington scored the opening goal, a well-worked manoeuvre outsmarting the opponents with a quick fire push into the left-hand corner of the goal. Hope Parish scored a textbook goal at the right post with Lucy Nottage hitting the backboard after a well-worked short corner. Well done to all of the goals and we look forward to your final game in a few weeks in the U15 County Cup against Eastbourne College!

U13 Hockey East Grinstead
This week the U13s played in the Southern Schools Hockey Tournament at East Grinstead Hockey Club. With 26 teams in the competition this was a fantastic opportunity for the girls to experience a tournament. In defence Bronwen Trowhill, Daisy Williams and Jessica Frisby made some crucial tackles with goalkeeper Maisie Gibbs making some fine saves. In midfield Maddie Baldwin-Charles showed her experience and composure sending some excellent passes through to Pippa Carrington, Lana Harffey-Burkhill and Bethany Cook. All three of the forwards showed great determination and commitment in front of goal with many near misses in the final three games. In midfield Tianlu Wang and Jemima Soars battled to break through the opponents’ defensive line and their vision and network of passes improved with each game. Overall the girls came 6th in their pool. The squad’s attitude and enthusiasm throughout the day was a credit to the school and we look forward to the girls final few games of the season. Well done!

U11 and U10 Hockey v St Andrew’s B
There was a great improvement in the level of Hockey played by our U11 and U10 teams in their matches against St Andrew’s this week. Confidence is growing steadily and the pace of the game and decision-making is now much faster. Both teams had considerably more attacking play and it was great to score some goals – well done!

U18 Netball v Battle Abbey
Our Senior Netball team played a good match against Battle Abbey. Despite very aggressive players in the circle, Lauren Davison showed great presence as did Jade Buck and Lizzie Garner in the defensive end. Annie Smith remained a consistent support in the wings with Frankie Head controlling the game nicely with her smart passing.