Netball Summary, week beginning 8 January 2018.
Under 12 v Truro Prep Lost 13-14
In a closely contested match against Truro Prep School, the Under 12 netball team narrowly missed out on a victory. In the first quarter, despite some excellent interceptions by our circle defence the Prep school edged ahead to win the first quarter 7-4. Truro fought back in the second quarter, scoring 3 goals in quick succession, the second quarter ended 8-7 to Prep. Both sides struggled to find space in the third quarter and were showing sides of tiredness, with only one goal being scored by the Prep team. Two goals behind going into the final quarter saw the Truro team make a determined effort to close the gap. The Under 12s soon drew level and it was a nail biting quarter going goal for goal. Plenty of interceptions were made, but as the excitement took hold, errors also crept in. In the closing minutes an incorrect throw-in meant the Prep school had an extra goal scoring opportunity which they took to win the game 14-13.
Under 14 Vs Truro High School Won 16-9
School played a very solid last game before Regionals and dominated the game from the off to beat a resilient THS team. All squad players got decent court time and contributed. Defensively, the team looked solid and Libby was superb at WA/C and dominated the edge of the circle to ensure quality shots for the shooters.
Under 16 Vs Truro High School Won 19-7
The Under 16 squad were returning after the Christmas break in their first competitive fixture of the calendar year. Despite there being a few injuries the remaining players pulled together and showed flexibility in their approach. Daisy was back after her injury and looked like she had not been away. Harriet played superbly as GA and worked well with our fill-in GS. Scarlett dominated in defence and turned over many balls. A great start to the year.
Under 15 ISNC vs Canford School Lost 31-36
The Under 15s had an early start travelling up to play Canford in the last 16 of this National Competition. The game was a really closely contested affair from start to finish. Team changes were made going into the last quarter with Truro coming to within 2 goals of Canford, in a full hours match. Truro won the last quarter but victory was just beyond our grasp. It was a great squad effort all round. Captain and Goal Attack Rosie demonstrating her excellent shooting under pressure. Many thanks to all the girls who always give their all whether on or off the court.