Netball Summary – Week Beginning 25 January

Under 14 vs Penryn College: Won 21-10

The Under 14s had their final training game before the regional finals on Saturday 30 January. The girls got off to a strong start with Penryn holding on to the tie at the first break. Truro continued to display some outstanding performances and slowly pulled away dominating for the rest of the match. Maddie and Grace worked tirelessly in defence, whilst Molly was outstanding in attack. Coaches player of the match goes to Elena who was outstanding throughout.

The whole squad were determined and enthused; this Saturday should be very exciting!

 

Under18 vs Truro College: No score kept – training game

The Under 18s didn’t really get going in this training game. Lots of 7 minute periods were played against Truro College 1sts and 3rds. Truro tried out lots of different combinations in preparation for the Regionals this weekend. Captain Rianna played well at WD, doing some excellent support play down the court. The last 7 minute period was our best with some faster flowing netball and more focus by the squad.

 

Under 16 vs Truro College

No score was recorded as this was an opportunity to put the players under pressure before the Regional Tournament on Saturday. All players performed brilliantly as individuals and as a squad. A super afternoon of netball, well done.

 

U15 vs The Maynard School, Exeter: Won 36-15

The team started off with a 5-0 lead within the first 8 minutes. There was great movement from the attach ensuring that they drove forward for the ball and kept rotating within the circle to avoid Maynards tall defence. At the end of the first quarter Truro were up 7-1.

The second and third quarters followed suit with some decisive and dynamic play from Amelia and Aabah as C in their respective quarters. The defence held out strong with close marking and excellent support down court from Ailsa and Charlotte.

Truro entered the final quarter 29-9 determined to maintain composure and focus. Sophie Whinney supported some interception down court for the shooters to turn into goals. The final whistle was 36-15 to Truro. A well-deserved win from an all-round great team effort.

 

Under 13 vs The Maynard School, Exeter: Lost 13-24

A tough, fast-paced game in front of a large crowd ended, ultimately in defeat for school. Maynard rushed out to a fast start with some incredibly accurate shooting ensuring the scoreboard ticked over. Truro dug in, weathered the storm and looked, arguably, the better team in the second half.

 

Under 12 vs The Maynard School, Exeter: Won 17-14

This was the girls first competitive match this season. The Maynard always field talented teams so the girls had to play their best netball. From the start they dominated the game making only a few errors. Working with a squad of 9 changes were made each quarter. This did upset Truro’s flow but it gives us things to work on. A great first game and win.
 
Under 14 Regional Tournament

The Under 14s had a tough draw in the regional netball tournament, but they knew they would have to perform to their best to be successful.

Our first game against South Wiltshire Grammar School resulted in a 8 – 9 loss. The girls then played Cheltenham College losing 5 – 7. The girls’ confidence was knocked and they went on to be defeated by King Edwards School 2 – 6, Millfield 1 – 12 (who eventually went on to win the whole competition) and Maynard 7 – 10. We had one match remaining and the girls fought with determination to secure a win, the final score 6 – 5.

A terrific bunch of girls who will be bitterly disappointed, but hopefully valuable lessons were learnt. Watch out in 2 years’ time!

 

Under 16 Regional Tournament

Played 6. Won 2. Lost 4

It seemed very strange only having to travel to Camborne for this years’ tournament!  Where the U16s would face six tough group matches in testing playing conditions. A slow start in the first game with the payers not really getting a grip on the pace and intensity of the match. A better performance in the second game, narrowly losing 7-8. Two more defeats followed with the team not able to produce the netball that they are capable of. But the squad rallied to finish with two well fought victories, 8-6 v Dean Close and 4-3 v Canford, finishing the day on a high.

 

nder 18 Regional Tournament

Played 6 lost 6

It was always going to be a very difficult challenge for the U18s against extremely tough opposition, facing colleges with excellent netball academies. Truro nonetheless rallied and worked incredibly hard so as not to disgrace themselves. All 11 squad players got to play throughout the day in difficult playing conditions. Three of the matches were incredibly close with losses by 1 goal, 2 goals and 3 goals. Truro played superbly against a strong Exeter College side who made it through to the semi-finals.