Wednesday 18th September 2019
Both teams played their first game of the season away to Mount Kelly in beautiful sunshine. They did really well and started the season off with a magnitude of positives.
The U11A’s played a fast paced game involving a lot of running in each quarter with each period of play improving. Anna Griffin was superb in defence with her consistent and strong tackles, clearing the back line, taking free hits and setting up midfield to attack. Esme, Emily, Lex and Lucy are starting to support each other well in midfield and attack. Emily Gaffney, Izzy and Fern supported each other well in defence. We made some great runs into the attacking D and had 4 chances in the first half of the game. Through grit and determination, we remained strong throughout and managed to score with Esme striking a great shot at the top of the D.
We drew this game 1-1. Player of the match Anna Griffin.
The U11B’s had a blistering start to the season scoring a cracking within the first 10 seconds of the game through Sophia. Stover continued to dominate throughout and we focused on getting down low, tackling hard and driving the ball through the defence. Sophia was the play maker of the team, scoring multiple goals so of which were struck from the top of the D and she was supported well by Ava, who also scored. Evie Bann and Fliss improved their determination to win the ball with each quarter.
Final score 11-0 win to Stover
Opposition’s player of the match: Fliss
Mrs Robinson’s player of the match: Sophie
Wednesday 18th September 2019
U13 A and B – As Stover basked in the sunshine on Monday afternoon this week- weather more suited to rounders than hockey (!) our U13’s took on their first challenge of the season vs Bramdean. Both games were short, intense affairs and the A’s made a great start with a confident goal in the first phase of play. With a stronger
The game ended 6-0 to Stover after just 15 mins of play.
The B team also made a positive start and looked both fast and determined in the centre, with a couple of blistering runs made by Daniella and Tabby. The Bramdean mixed team of girls and boys (!) had by now, found their stride and were looking more confident on the ball. Our girls tackled well though and made headway through capitalising on their second scoring opportunity. Our defence worked well together, communicating and clearing effectively to prevent any counter attacks from Bramdean. Molly and Phoebe looked strong and Cyarna played with developing confidence – at the end of 15
Tuesday 17th September 2019
Swimming – Today, we set off to Trinity School for the first of our new Aquathon fixtures. It was a real pleasure to take away a team of girls this week to have a turn at a 150m swim followed by a 1500m run. The girls ranged from Year 7 to 10 and we took those who wanted to swim, run or do both! We also took Esme in Year 6 who was keen to have a go too. The first race of the day, in the glorious sunshine, saw Esme set off at an incredible pace in the pool. Closely followed by Tabi. Tess also did a good account of herself in the pool and Stover were placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the transition section. The girls managed to keep ahead for the run over a hilly course, Tabi just pipped Esme to the finish in a great time of 7mins11secs. Tess finished 3rd. In the second race, Isla, followed in her sister footsteps, with an immense swimming leg and finished 1st overall with an amazing time of 6m 16s. Lucy E-J- not too keen on the swimming, really impressed Mrs Craven with her gutsy swim and came in second behind Isla. Beth had a great swim in the pool teaming up with Juliet on the run and Elsa had her first representation for Stover in both events too. Daisy too had a good swim on her leg to hand over to Eleanor. In the final race of the day, Jemima was ahead of the field in the pool and had a great lead to maintain her first place with a time of 6m 16s too. Lulu finished the running leg from Matilda and ended up 2nd (6.17) with Olivia completing the course in both events in a time of 7.03. Mrs Craven was so pleased to have had lots of support from the girls in entering this event and hopes that this will pave the way to more swimming activities in the future.
Monday 16th September 2019
Under 15 – The U15s travelled to the fist of their CV netball league fixtures today. Bolstered by some of our talented Year 9 players the team looked good on paper. We had a great start against St Cuthbert Mayne. From the outset, Jemima Hill used her speed to get the ball down the court linking up to Amaya and Lulu in the circle. The shooting was on target and we quickly got into our stride winning this game 7-2. In the second game, we had a close match versus the hosts Paignton Community College. The game was end to end and our defence had their work cut out in the circle. We needed to make more offers for the ball and keep working fast at pace. The final score was 5-4 to us. The third game saw us flagging slightly in terms of our fitness and we came up against a very strong TGGS team- who showed us how to play netball with some effortless play around the courts- we lost this game 11-1. Slightly disheartened but not defeated we managed to raise our game against Brixham, with an impressive 8-0 win. Belle stepped into the centre circle and showed how adaptable she is, Amaya came out to add some creative play in the middle of the court. In the final match, Mrs Craven decided to keep the team the same- and we knew it would be tough against NAC. We started well and after the first few centres managed to over turn the ball and score off a NAC centre. We drew ahead and eventually won the game 8-7 a well-deserved finish.