We arrived at Wagga to be confronted with cold and fog but eager to get on to courts to face off against the other diocesan catholic schools.
The Junior B team played well throughout the day but came up against tough opponents narrowly missing finals. In the consolation final for 5th place they came away winners. Maddy Barber played well in defence all day and was supported well by Mary Finlay in goals. The A team won all but one round game finishing 2nd in their pool and came up against Mater Dei in the semi. This was a tight game that saw the girls come out firing and had a 2 goal lead at the break. Caitlyn Gerecke and Amelia Unthank combined well through the mid court and set up our shooters throughout the day and a team effort was seen in the final.
The intermediate teams played some close games throughout the day, unfortunately the B team narrowly missed the semi finals but finished on a high winning their consolation final for 5th place. Brittni Williams and Jaymee Sullivan played pivotal roles across the mid court taking some great intercepts and putting pressure on the opposition.
The A team came up against Saint Francis in the semi and made short work of them to face off with Mater Dei in the final. Kim Opdam ran well through the centre and provided great drive to assist Cassie Gibbs who shot magnificently. The senior team put in a good effort throughout the day making their way to the semi to play against Kildare. This was a tough game with the defenders working hard to get a turnover and account for a finely tuned opposition.
Carolyn Taylor played an important role through the mid court to combine with Olivia Sinclair who was able to shoot consistently throughout the day.
A big thank you goes to our umpires – Fiona Boyer, Bridget and Elise Williams, Caitlyn Wilson, Claire Knobel and Isabelle Beltrame.
We now look forward to our next carnival in Albury on the 23rd July against other local schools.