Monthly Archives: June 2018
Our Year 7 football teams participated in the ACC Carnival, with our Marist girls being particularly successful.
The year 7 Mercy team consisted of many girls who had not played competitive football before, but their football abilities improved out of sight throughout the day and they began putting up a good fight against the other teams.
It was a great day had by all and we ended up fifth out of six teams, however the team spirit and personal achievements were the highlights of the day.
The Marist girls played extremely well all day going through the day undefeated.
The first game against Grammar was a struggle in rainy conditions, while in the third game against Mother Teresa Catholic College we gave them a few players each half to even up the numbers due to their injuries.
The fifth game against the also-undefeated Mandurah Catholic College was a ‘grand final’ and the girls played with plenty of energy.
BCC was two goals down at half time but with the wind advantage, we took the lead back shortly after.
Mandurah snagged a late goal and had a chance for another, before we went down the field and kicked a goal that produced a one-point win after the score had been checked – 4.2 (26) to 4.1 (25).
The team had solid contributors all over the field and consistent standouts over the course of the day were Daisy Rigby, Abbie Field, Sophie Oliver, Lily Ratcliffe and Tahnee Parsons.
The girls then travelled to Perth this week and won the first game 26-12 against La Salle but unfortunately had a four point loss to St Norbert’s in the ‘grand final’.
Our boys teams performed well at the carnival – finishing in second (Mercy) and third (Marist) out of the six teams.
They were only beaten by Mandurah Catholic College, who were undefeated throughout the day.
Mercy won a thrilling match between the two campuses in difficult conditions and the margin was just a single point (9-8).
The teams both recorded strong wins Bunbury Cathedral Grammar, Mother Teresa Catholic College and Mackillop, with all three teams unable to score a goal against the Marist boys.
Significant improvement to the team work and standard of play throughout the day were highlights for the Mercy boys.
Bunbury Catholic College students competed against other schools in the South West High Schools Netball Cup on Monday 18 June.
Our students in each year group performed well at the Hay Park courts.
Year 7 Girls
A group of talented Year 7 girls from both campuses came together to represent BCC in the Lower Championship Division.
This group of girls did amazingly well against often taller, stronger and older opponents as well as contending with heavy rain and strong freezing wind.
Each player performed awesome and the sportsmanship shown towards each other and to the other teams was outstanding.
Year 8 Girls
A mixed bag of results meant that the Year 8s narrowly missed out on attending the Perth competition finals by one point. The girls had two early wins in the morning while the weather was good before a tough loss to the bigger bodies of Manjimup.
In the last game against BSHS, a half time chat about tactics helped us come from two points down at half time to win by five points.
The Georgiana Molloy game was the narrowest of defeats by just one point.
The girls were up by four points at half time and missed out on beating the undefeated talents of GMAS because of the blustery conditions and some less than favourable passing with the flooded courts.
There were outstanding performances individually by Ashleigh Godwin and Mikayla Cusato.
Year 9 Girls
The Year 9 girls came out playing some awesome netball and had a strong win in their first game. In the next couple of games, the weather came in and the girls had to play in very wet and windy conditions which affected their play.
But for the last game when the girls were wet and cold, they got in a huddle and got each other pumped up ending the day with a win by two points.
All the girls played so well and worked well as a team – it was awesome to watch.
Year 10 Girls
The Year 10 girls had a successful carnival after battling it out in wet and wintry conditions to win most of their games.
They were the overall winners of their Pool and played off in a cross over final for first and second. Unfortunately they lost the grand final, which meant they finished second overall.
They will now travel to Perth to represent our College at the beginning of Term 3.
All girls played well over the course of the day, with a special mention to our two defenders Serena Nandapi and Giaan Evans who were a formidable combination in the defensive circle.