Tennis was a success in all aspects. The students represented the College very well through their attire and sportsmanship. We were also absolutely blessed with the weather with idyllic overcast conditions, and a cooling breeze at times. Our intermediate boys utterly crushed the competition and will be off to Mildura next, the team consisted of Derek Southern, Tom Harris, Mitchell Lake and Ryan Moore.
The Echuca College senior girls and boys volleyball teams were both successful and have qualified for the next round in Mildura.
The Year 7 & 8 Volleyballers and tennis players headed off to Kyabram on the Thursday 10th March with ambitions of winning their matches. We enjoyed an uneventful trip and landed at the volleyball stadium in Kyabram to be confronted with the news most of the opposition had heard about our stunning training form and activated the ‘no appearance’ clause. To be fair, despite this disappointment, our teams were still ‘as keen as…’
The girls’ match against St. Augustines provided many highlights and it was, in the latter stages, a very tight tussle. Some fine serving from Lara Judd and Annastasia Gadsden along with improving efforts from Hollie Davidson and Bethany McKellar helped us win the first game comfortably although we were made to work hard in the second set.
The girls then lined up for the ‘must win’ decider against Nathalia. This proved quite challenging because, after going out to a big lead, the Nathalia girls pegged us back, but we prevailed, due to some crucial winning rallies to which Georgia May, Shadae Jones and Chelsea Clarke all contributed. A great win for the College!
The Year 7 & 8 lads were triumphant, comfortably defeating their opposition, with a clinical display of serving and deft returning, though it is fair to say they were never really pushed. Mason Jennings-Case performed admirably as captain, leading the way with consistency and reliability in serving and rallying. Apart from Lucas losing a little focus due to some distractions on the opposite side of the net, all the boys, Matthew South, Keadin Ronnan, Todd Langborne and Bailey Steele made telling contributions to the win.
MVP Girls: Lara Judd MVP Boys: Mason Jennings-Case