Soccer and Netball Girls in Commanding Wins
Two girls’ teams, who began their season on Saturday, recorded very good wins.
In netball, the girls started well and within ten minutes had a handy five-goal lead. However Geelong came back solidly and by quarter time, the scores were even. In the second quarter, coach Julie Hibberd made a few subtle but significant changes and the girls went into the halftime break with an eight-goal lead. In the second half, Aysha Blade and Demi Carr controlled the ring and with Ella Shannon and Suli Leota controlling the mid and back half of the court, the girls recorded an outstanding first game win.
In soccer, the girls were nervous to hear that Mentone had been training since November, and while the scoreline didn't accurately reflect the contest, we certainly breathed a sigh of relief when Emma Sands scored a cracking goal to equalise 1-1 early in the first half. It was a great game and fantastic to see the team settling into a new system and new positions so well. There was some fantastic gameplay, and the whole team worked hard to attack at every opportunity. A special mention to Dom Nicholls who scored in her first game for Ivanhoe Grammar School, and while Betti didn't technically score (a sure goal deflected off MGS resulting in an own goal) it was great to see her repeated efforts up front. Two goals to Regan Phillips came from some great team play as well. A big game now looms against a stronger opposition in Caulfield this weekend.
Our boys’ football team began their 2018 season with a lot of confidence and enthusiasm but PEGS soon dented that feeling with a powerful display of football across the entire field. Hopefully, the boys can get their running game going this Friday when they tackle Peninsula Grammar School.
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