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Month: June 2017
Intermediate Boys Soccer
BCC v Mandurah Baptist B 15 June
The College Intermediate Boys team won their second pool game of the South West Division and clinched a second successive berth in the Knock Out stages of the Intermediate Champion Schools Cup.
The team travelled to Lark Hill Sports Complex on Thursday and defeated Mandurah Baptist College’s B team, 8-0.
Goals to Noah McAneny (3), Ben Steele (2), Anthony Perrella (2) and an Andrew Maranta penalty ensured safe passage into the next phase of the competition.
The boys now await their next opponents.
– Mr V Alava
Senior Girls Soccer
BCC v Manea 14 June
For the first time this season we had our full team available, in fact we were blessed with five reserves.
The girls started well but went a goal down early in the game. Maddy Congdon had a strong run through on the right and finished beautifully to level the scores. Shortly after this Katie McDermott took an excellent free kick from long range, giving the keeper no chance and we were one up. The girls kept pressing and a long ball from Emily Walker in goal beat the defence on the bounce. Jordan McEleney followed up and outran their defence to put in our third goal.
In the second half, Manea got a goal back, but the girls held on to win the game 3-2.
BCC v Grammar 21 June
Only 10 girls were available for the game, however, they proved to be more than adequate.
The girls made a few position changes and it paid off handsomely, with Eleisha Du Boulay moving from defence to striker and scoring an unbelievable nine goals! Three more goals through Maddy, Sophie and Billie-Lee and an own goal, meant we ran out deserved winners 13-0.
The team was Emily Walker, Sofia Fimognari, Gemma Parisella, Sarah Hobson, Tarni Fortune, Sophie Smith, Maddy Congdon, Billie-Lee Du Boulay, Eleisha Du Boulay and Kandice Miller. They all played well and it was a great way to end the season. Well done ladies!!
– Mr I McKenzie
Senior Boys Soccer
BCC v Manea 14 June
The Senior Boys team made it 3 wins from 3 starts with a comprehensive 8-2 victory over Manea Senior College in Round 3 of the Champion Schools Cup SW Division.
The boys ran all over the opponents to put away six goals in the first half to Manea’s one. The six early goals included a twenty-minute hat-trick from Thomas White. A Craig Kamocha penalty along with strikes from seniors Curig Jenkins, Seth Chiellini ensured the game was done and dusted after the first half.
The second half presented several chances with Thomas White scoring a fourth and Noah McAneny adding the final two goals. Victory against Grammar in the next game would secure the team a place in the knockout phase of the Champion Schools Cup.
BCC v Grammar 21 June
The Senior Boys Soccer team won their fourth and final group game against Grammar on Wednesday to win the South West Group undefeated and progress through to the Knockout Phase of the Champion Schools Cup.
In beating Grammar with a 9-0 score line, the boys finished first in the South West, meaning qualification for the next stage of the State-wide competition.
Despite missing some key players, the boys showed their skill and goals were scored by Craig Kamocha (3), Matt De Bonis (2), Jordan Giovanetti (1), William Curtis (1), Seth Chiellini (1) and Curig Jenkins (1) in a dominant display.
The team now awaits their opponent next term.
– Mr V Alava
BCC v Dalyellup College 7 June
BCC encountered Dalyellup College for the first time in this matchup. Logan Farr continued his excellent form, top scoring for BCC with 11 points and making some good defensive stops. He was well supported by Nick Dinkgreve (8 points), Clayton Dickinson and Patt Wright (7 points each).
Finn Rossiter continued to show tenacity in defence and Ben Harris was energetic in both offence and defence. Cambell Maynard made his debut appearance for BCC and performed very well, scoring 6 points and hustling well in defence. The final score saw BCC victorious at 43 to 25.
BCC v Newton Moore 12 June
Craig Kamocha played extremely well, showcasing his manoeuvrability, his ball handling skills and his finishing finesse. Clayton Dickinson scored some nice shots from beyond the three point line, with Nick Dinkgreve and Patt Wright also hitting some shots. Finn Rossiter’s increasing confidence allowed him to attack the basket and score a nice shot from beyond the three point line. Ben Harris was energetic as always, making some well-timed cuts and passes. All players contributed to the score sheet, but inaccurate shooting and poor decision making resulted in the game deteriorating into a shootout, where BCC went down 53 to Newton Moore 67.
BCC vs Manea 14 June
Injury and other commitments saw BCC calling on Cambell Maynard to once again step in and fill the void. He did so admirably, restricting his much bigger opponent to only 6 points. Griffin Russell shot the lights out and came away with a very slick 25 points and ‘D-Train’ Dom Dagostino dusted off his boots to make a solid 12 point contribution. BCC were down by 8 points at half time, but Griff’s golden touch and a welcome return to the court for Alistair Ishigami-Sims (14 quick fire points) backed by solid defensive efforts and buckets from Ben Harris (4 points) and Finn Rossiter (a HUGE 3 pointer) saw BCC produce a fantastic 16 point turnaround, running out winners 58 to 50.
BCC vs Grammar 21 June
In a fitting end to their BCC basketball careers Clayton Dickinson (15 points), Nick Dinkgreve (14 points) and Dom Dagostino (15 points including a career highlight 3 pointer) all had excellent games. Excellent contributions both offensively and defensively from Finn Rossiter and Ben Harris saw BCC lead from start to finish, running out winners 47 to 35.
Special thanks to Ms Kelly Bastow for always offering to referee the games, to Ellie Gillett and Logan Farr who happily scored and supported the team each week, and to Mr Vlad Alava for the organisation of the games so that the boys could continue to represent BCC with such skill, spirit and sportsmanship.
I have thoroughly enjoyed coaching the boys over the past year, and sincerely thank them for all of their efforts.
Ms Kerry Langley
A great day with the Girls First XI being successful after a long period in the wilderness, so to speak.
The girls team won the Grand Final against BCGS on sudden death strokes- after playing extra time and still being a draw at the end of penalty strokes. This was a great game and all the girls stepped up after the BCGS team beat us 5 nil earlier in the day. BCC was easily the most experienced team lead by the Gibbs sisters. A big call out to GK Maughan who having played only 4 games of goalie, made a number of key saves to win the day.
Unfortunately the boys lost on penalty strokes against BCGS in the Final, after a full time draw and extra time. This is the end of the ‘Harvie Era.’ Captain T Harvie has finished with the team; something that the other Colleges will be grateful for. BCGS get to go to Country Week after winning the ACC for the first time since 2013. Finally we have the pleasing rise of the Year 9 students so the future looks bright.
A number of younger players debuted and were an absolute credit to the College. GK Eichner played a cracker and his effort in the penalty shootout, despite never having faced one before, was brilliant.
SW ACC Results
Girls First XI – Champions
0-5 loss to BCGS
3-2 win over Mary Mackillop Catholic College
6-0 win over Frederick Irwin College
Won the final in a sudden death penalty shoot out
Boys First XI – Runners-up
1-1 draw to BCGS
3-2 win over Frederick Irwin College
3-0 win over Mary Mackillop Catholic College
Final lost in a Penalty Shoot out …
Mr Norrish and Ms Barton
Year 7 Big Picture students participated in a workshop on biodiversity in Western Australia. It looked at the types of animals present in our ecosystem as well as the impact that humans have had due to climate change, bushfires and bugs. Students had to classify bugs using the CSIRO invertebrate key and studied some stick insects.
Bunbury Catholic College performing arts students have excelled at this year’s Eisteddfod, picking up multiple awards for both solo and ensemble performances.
BCC’s Concert Choir, Girls’ Choir, Marist Guitar Ensemble, BCC Percussion Ensemble and the Jazz Guitar Ensemble were all awarded first place in their respective sections.
Individual BCC students were also recognised with a host of Awards at the Gala Eisteddfod Night last Saturday.
Claire Robinson (Yr 12) was recognised with four solo awards; the WACE Music Award, Bunbury Catholic Diocesan Sacred Solo Award, Senior Vocal Aggregate (Dual winner) and the Most Promising Voice in the SW (Dual winner). Claire is also a proud member of the winning Girls’ Choir and Concert Choir.
Other individual winners were Joshua Jacob; Best Drama Performance, Sophie Donovan; Lorraine Bryce Memorial Senior Dance Aggregate Trophy Senior Dance Aggregate Award and Most Promising Senior Dancer, Lily Birch; Intermediate Dance Aggregate Trophy and Intermediate Dance Aggregate Award, Veronica Congdon; Most Outstanding Percussionist, Eloise Brown; Most Outstanding Graded Piano Solo Performance, Emmaline Barbetti; Intermediate Digital Piano/Contemporary Keyboard Aggregate, BCC Jazz Guitar Ensemble; Most Outstanding Jazz/Blues Band, Tim Robinson; Intermediate Vocal Aggregate and Mr Sam Caddy; Best Accompanist.
Huge congratulations to all.
BCC v Harvey Ag
Our last game of the WAFC Schoolgirls Cup was against Harvey Agricultural College.The girls capped off a great campaign by running out 4 goal winners.
Numbers were a bit low in this game due to a number of factors, not in the least was the impending thunderstorms which were forecast to hit as the game commenced. Lucky for all the storm held off and we were able to stay dry. We got off to a great start kicking some early goals and dominating play. The game became very even after the fast start, with Harvey pegging one goal back. We had a very even contribution from all with a few standout performances from Georgia Mahony, Dana Carr, Bronte Price, Casey Zappia and Amy Seale.
It was a great effort to go undefeated and we look forward to some more girls footy next term with the year 7 Carnival as well as the 9/10 Winter Carnival and 7/8 Lightning carnival.
Mr T McGuire
The boys again performed admirably at the 2017 ACC South West AFL Carnival on June 21. Our first game against Mandurah Catholic College saw us go on a goal scoring spree, with the final score line of 9.3 57 to 0.2 2, indicative of the fine effort put in by all players. A critical part of the carnival became the need to score fast and furiously in each game and try and catch the opponents off guard, in order to achieve the highest percentage. This approach and playing to a Pagan’s paddock plan provided pivotal percentage points in pushing for the premiership. Our next game against Mandurah Baptist College, the trend towards taking percentage points continued with the score line reading 10.3 63 to 1.0 6. Paul Northover’s team from Mackillop provided an early contest, however they ran out of legs against our resolute and rigorous robustness, with BCC again winning by a large margin, 8.6 54 to 3.1 19. All players performed to above expectation and considering we were three players down on the day, this was a fine effort. This brings us to the last game, which was against traditional down town rivals Bunbury Grammar. In a tightly fought contest, which saw some vigorous match ups and tags applied, we managed to score 2.1 13 to 0.1 1 in the first half. The second half then became a battle between the half back and half forward lines of both teams, with Grammar managing to post 2.1 13 for the half, and BCC a solitary point, which left the scores level at full time. Our team was in attack towards full time and we are sure that had we gone into extra time, the necessary points to claim a victory would have eventuated. It was however a suitable end to a quality game between two very keen combatants. The carnival cup came our way because of our superior percentage, which appeared to be the reward for our earlier efforts. Captains on the day were Jonathon Ietto and Thomas O’Brien, and they led well from the front. Bailey Edwards played well consistently, Rocco Versace and Anthony Vitalone also made solid contributions, with Jaxon Pitts and Jaxon Frisina providing good scoring options in attack. Hamish Hutton and Connor Lord also deserve a mention for providing defensive and shutdown efforts. This result sees us proceed to the next stage of the competition, where we will play in the finals taking place in Perth next term.
Mr J Leyendekkers and Mr J Frisina
The BCC Touring Team have returned from the annual Marist Carnival with a win in the Challenge division!
This year’s carnival was held in Forbes, NSW. In the Challenge division final the team played a brilliant game against Marist Sion, Warragul, winning 25 – 2! This is an extraordinary result in a final and most finals are decided by 5 goals or less!
Shantelle Tassone was awarded the “players’ player” – which represents the player ‘most wanted’ by opposing teams throughout the carnival. This was much deserved and a credit to Shantelle’s performance over the carnival duration.
The following players were awarded ‘player of the day’ for our own BCC team – Shantelle Tassone (day 1), Lilly Taylor (day 2) and Courtney Smaniotto (day 3).
All of the girls are to be congratulated and commended for their efforts and performance. They have worked hard for 9 months (or more) to achieve these results. The team will now complete their season in the Busselton competition and compete in the High Schools Cup elimination day in Perth early next term.
The girls performed very well throughout the carnival and were excellent ambassadors for the College throughout the tour.
Many thanks to all the parents and supporters, with special thanks to Myrna Carbone, Ludita McLean and Kerrie Downes for their managing/coaching and ‘mothering’ of the girls throughout the annual campaign!