The St Hilda’s netball juggernaut rolls on and the College’s men’s and women’s football teams are up and running. Here’s the latest sports update.
There has been plenty happening on both the netball court and the football field since the last report from around the grounds, so just how have the Hilda’s teams been faring?
Can anyone stop St Hilda’s College’s two netball teams after both the 1’s and 2’s won through to their respective Grand Finals!
Impressively, both of St Hilda’s netball teams went through the regular season undefeated and followed up with victories in their semi finals. For the St Hilda’s 1’s team that is seven games unbeaten, while the St Hilda’s 2’s team topped their Pool with four straight wins before getting past Trinity College to book their grand final berth.
After convincing victories over St Mary’s and Newman College, the Hilda’s 1’s girls edged out Queen’s College by six goals in the first annual Mental Health Awareness match. Sharp shooter Franjesca Cercarelli was awarded the medal, given in memory of former St Hilda’s student Mitch Dowling who tragically died by suicide, as the best player on the court.
Principal Dr Brenda Holt was on hand to watch the team then account for University College, before a narrow victory over a highly fancied Trinity outfit and a 21 goal win against Ormond capped off a stellar run of performances.
Then an 11 goal win over University College in the semi finals this morning booked their place in big dance!
The St Hilda’s 2’s team followed a similar script. Having scored 47 goals and conceded just three in an opening rout of Janet Clarke Hall, the Hilda’s 2’s girls faced their biggest test against Queen’s College and prevailed 16-13 in a tight tussle, Aliza Pfitzner, Lydia Pretty and Claire Cook featuring.
The team’s other two in season matches were more smooth sailing as they swept aside both International House and St Mary’s College.
This meant they faced Trinity College in the semi finals, and after a titanic battle, it was the girls from St Hilda’s celebrating a nine goal win.
Both teams will take on Queen's College in the deciders, with the Grand Finals to be played this Friday night. The 2’s match starts at 6.00pm before the 1’s at 7.30pm.
23/07/2018 - Defeated St Mary's 47-5
27/07/2018 - Defeated Newman 43-16
1/08/2018 - Defeated Queen's 27-21
6/08/2018 - Defeated University College 33-10
8/08/2018 - Defeated Trinity College 20-13
13/08/2018 - Defeated Ormond College 28-7
15/08/2018 - Defeated University College 26-15
27/07/2018 - Defeated Janet Clarke Hall 47-3
1/08/2018 - Defeated Queen's 16-13
8/08/2018 - Defeated International House 31-11
10/08/2018 - Defeated St Mary's 46-3
15/08/2018 - Defeated Trinity College 28-19
With a change in the scheduling and format of the competition this year, the St Hilda’s 1’s found themselves in Pool A alongside Queen’s College and University College.
Led by captain Morgan Fawcett and Mackenzie Mayne, the young men from Hilda’s ran over the top of University College to win by 31 points in their opening match.
Then yesterday against a strong Queen’s College side, the St Hilda’s side fought gallantly but fell short by 20 points.
Despite the result, the St Hilda’s 1’s team finished second in their pool, meaning a Semi Final showdown on Sunday 26 August against Trinity College.
Meanwhile, despite bizarrely having not having kicked a ball in a match yet after International House failed to field a side in their opening game, the St Hilda’s 2’s team is preparing for a Quarter Final against University College on Sunday 26 August.
Hopefully the guys are getting some decent training sessions in so they come out firing on Sunday week. There is no doubt they will be chomping at the bit to get out there.
5/08/2018 Defeated University College 10.12.72 to 6.6.42
12/08/2018 Lost to Queen’s College 9.9.63 to 6.7.43
26/08/2018 Semi Final v Trinity College
22/07/2018 Defeated International House by forfeit
26/08/2018 Quarter Final v University College
The intercollegiate women’s football competition kicked off on the weekend with a host of matches played on the main university oval.
With the matches decided by two 15 minute halves, St Hilda’s College’s women’s team opened with a defeat to Trinity College before rebounding with a four point win over Newman College. Georgia Sheahan kicked Hilda’s only goal against Trinity, while Eve Gregor solitary goal was enough to see the girls home against Newman.
The girls will next meet Ormond College in a Semi Final on Sunday 2 September, with the winner to face either Trinity or Queen’s in the Grand Final later that day.
12/08/2018 Lost to Trinity College
12/08/2018 Defeated Newman College
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