Netball Summary – Week Beginning Monday 22 September

vs The Maynard School, Exeter

 

Under 14s, Won 35:4

 

An excellent performance from start to finish. The squad worked tirelessly concentrating on taking the ball to the circle edge and stopping the opposition’s drives down court. A great squad result with Alice deservedly voted player of the match.

 

Under 16s, Lost 15:27

A positive performance by the Under 16s who faced a strong, fast flowing Maynard side. The squad stuck to task and improved on their target of unforced errors. Excellent defending from Alex and a good performance from Athena.

 

Under 18s, Lost 17:35

Maynard’s well drilled defence and up-tempo game kept school at bay for the first quarter. More methodical and slower play saw a flurry of goals in the second half and some great defence from Lauren, in particular, but school came up short in the sunshine in Exeter.

 

PSP vs Penryn College

 

Under 12s, Won 22:4

A superb game leading convincingly from the starting whistle. Accurate passes and lots of movement finished by some great shooting from Rosie and Laura resulted in lots of early points, and the second quarter Penryn came back strong. The girls all worked closely as a team and supported each other well. A great result so early in the season.

 

Under 13s, Won 13:8

This was an excellent match for the Under 13s. They dominated from the start and worked extremely well as a squad. Daisy was voted player of the match.

 

Under 14s, Won 22:15

An incredible start against one of the strongest Under 14 teams in the County. Truro dominated the first quarter with some exceptional play. Every player worked hard to take the ball down the court, shooting was accurate and many turnovers were made. All nine players took to the court; Penryn upped their game in the second quarter but Truro came back again to get a very satisfying result.

 

Under 15s, Won 20:10

This was a very determined effort from every player within the squad, with the girls winning each quarter no matter what combination was on the court. The girls remained focused throughout the match and ensured they made definite passes during high pressured situations within the match as the Penryn girls did not want to let Truro School win.

 

Under 16s, Lost 9:20

This was going to be a hard match from the onset, both teams pressurised each other into making mistakes in the first quarter, however Penryn were able to capitalise on the turnovers. At times, Truro tried to force the ball into the circle but the dominant Penryn defence were able to intercept these passes.

 

vs Stoodley Knowle, Under 13 National School Sports Cup, Lost 12:15

 

Travelling to play Stoodley Knowle, who were an unknown quantity to us, the girls had a rude awakening. From the first whistle Stoodley Knowle were contesting every ball and pressuring the Truro School players. Truro found it hard to adapt to the pressure making numerous unforced errors. Stoodley Knowle made team changes at quarter time that allowed Truro to gain a 1 goal lead at half time. However when Stoodley Knowle returned to their original team, Truro did not have a response making basic errors.

 

Sonya J Newton

Assistant Director of Sport