Prep Sport Round-up
Last Friday, we were lucky enough to take a mixed U11 football team, and a girls netball team down to Exeter School for some great tournaments. Both teams worked hard throughout the afternoon with the girls performing well in defence and continuing to improve their match play. The football team played their hearts out and left everything on the pitch according to Mr Bishop, scoring some great goals and defending fiercely!
On Monday, our U8 and 9 children enjoyed some lovely matches against Kings Hall. The girls had some really tight matches but showed how much they have learnt throughout the term, marking well, passing and shooting effectively. The boys also had some positive matches, the U8 team did particularly well, using space effectively and attacking with energy and enthusiasm, the U9 boys found their match more challenging and struggled to gain momentum against some capable opposition.
Wednesday we played a number of exciting triangulars. Both the U10 girls and boys played confidently and dominated their matches. The boys, playing away against Perrott Hill and Wells and the girls at home against Exeter Cathedral and Wells. The U11 boys also played triangulars with some close matches against Perrott Hill and Wells where we lacked a little consistency in the A games but worked really hard in the B team matches which were end to end..
Senior Sport Report
This weekend the girls had a block fixture against Blundells, which had some last-minute changes due to the weather.
Another strong performance from the 1st VII on Saturday. They dominated the game early on and moved the ball nicely through the court. Jen and Osa worked well in the defensive D to turn over the ball. Pippa made a number of mid-court turnovers reading the ball well and timing her jumps. Blundells made a good comeback in the 3rd quarter leaving just 2 goals between us. Queen’s sealed the deal in the final quarter bringing home a win for the team.
The second team fought hard from being 5 down to grab a well-earned draw with Blundells GS scoring in the last second. Well played everyone.
The U15A team struggled to break down the opposition’s numerous attacking moves and were unable to get through the defensive pressure applied by the defence to feed the ball into the shooting circle. Alicia was voted as the player of the match.
The 13A team met their match for speed down the court and dominance in the circle. Blundells’ performance was relentless with fewer errors and this showed in the scoreline. Yet for many passages of play we looked competitive, particularly feeding the circle where shooters held their space well.
The U13B team travelled to Blundells this week. Despite the rain, the team stayed in high spirits and played really well as a team! They showed great improvement throughout, and had great versatility with lots of players playing in different positions.
The U12As faced tough opposition when it came to Blundells, but the girls really were a credit to themselves and the College on this fixture, showing their steely determination to carry on playing as best as they could despite the odds. The fixture meant everyone had a lot to learn from and take away with them for future rematches.
The U12B team – The game was end to end and the girls challenged the ball in all areas of the court, creating some impressive turnovers and launching some fast-paced attacks. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the freedom of the last quarter to try out different positions, with some new favourites for us to try out in our final matches!
The U12C team played a competitive game of netball at Blundell’s. We started strongly and took an early lead that we held on to for the first half. We continued turnovers very well, but struggled to convert possession into points. Further practice on shooting and rebounds as well as getting in front for our pathway of the ball will help this team get better and better. The improvements are already evident and it is great to see versatility in mixing up positions and enjoying netball.
Exeter arrived with only 9 fit players, so the Queen’s U15As shared their players and ultimately paid the price as the loanees put in excellent performances in the first half to give Exeter a 2-0 lead at the break! Queens were also off the pace and recognised that at half time, and despite their best efforts in the second half, a goal from Alfie was not enough to turn things around.
The U14A boys played the game of the season on Saturday coming out on the winning side against Exeter School. The boys worked hard and played some very exciting and attacking hockey. A great team performance all round.
The U13B boys started very fast with 2 very good team goals showing great vision and movement up the pitch. The game was very even for most of it with both side have a number of chances but unfortunately a couple of mistakes while defending allowed Exeter to edge out winners in the occasion.