Netball Summary – Week beginning 23 September

Wednesday 25th

Netball vs The Maynard School, Exeter


U14 – Won 29–16. A super confident start by Truro who coped well against the height of the opposition! Excellent shooting and circle play by Savvy Snow and Amy Pryor saw the goals mount up. Overall, an excellent whole squad performance.


U16 – Lost 28–41. After a confident start the girls let The Maynard attack dominate. We had a poor 3rd quarter but drew the final quarter, when we drove onto the ball and started to dominate the game.


U18 – Lost 32–35. The first team took the first quarter to settle playing on a very slippery and tight court, unfortunately entering the first break 5–15 down. Fortunately the girl’s returned to play some composed and sensible netball, dominating play for the last three quarters. However the deficit from the first quarter was too great to regain.


Netball vs Penwith College


U18B – Won 36–6. School made a lightning start at home to Penwith, scoring the first seven goals of the game. They never looked back as they dominated throughout to maintain their 100% record this season.


Thursday 26


PSP Netball vs Richard Lander


U12 – Won 11–3. Another promising match for the U12s. After a slow start, they picked up their game and finished with a convincing win against a very alert opposition.


U13 – Won 15–9. Some intelligent play kept school just far enough ahead of Richard Lander throughout this tightly contested PSP fixture.


U14 – Won 42–3. The team dominated throughout the match, keeping possession well and the shooting percentages from Amy Pryor and Savannah Snow were excellent . The hard work of the whole team defensively made it very difficult for Richard Lander to generate many scoring opportunities, and Natasha Sulkin was particularly outstanding at goal defence.


U15 – Lost 10–12. This was a match that could have gone either way. It went with centre pass but an unforced error enabled Richard Lander to take the lead and they went on to steal the win.


U16 – Won 19–9. This was a game that the girls took control of from the start. They made occasional errors but fought back, with the defence making a lot of interceptions. They worked the ball up the court enabling the shooters to capitalise on their strategic play.


Saturday 28


Netball vs Millfield


U16 – 20–45. From Milfield’s warm up you could tell they hadn’t travelled all this way to lose. They were a well drilled team but Truro gave them too much space. When Truro worked the ball up the court using all the channels and driving on to the ball the shooters were successful.


U18A – 22–41. With some key players missing, this match was always going to be tough. Nevertheless, the girl’s worked hard and kept the score line down until the last quarter when Millfield pulled away.


U18B – 21- 23. A reworked U18B team matched Millfield goal-for-goal in the first half before coming unstuck in the third quarter. A flurry of late goals from Hannah McCabe almost completed the unlikeliest of comebacks before School ran out of time and came up agonisingly short in a fantastically contested match. A superb all round performance.