The year 9 started the evening off playing against an extremely strong and well trained Princethorpe team.
The first quarter started off with a Southam College first centre pass with Nomie Nicholas and Lydia Crompton taking the ball to the edge of the circle and for Alice Coles and Marie Pavey to take the first shots of the game. The ball then travelled down the other end of the court where unfortunately captain Katie Cummings rolled her ankle in an attempt to intercept the ball resulting in her having to sit off for the remainder of the first quarter. Nomie and Jodie Stevens stepped up to the mark as GK and GD and managed to stop Princethorpe converting too many of their chances. The first quarter finished with Princethorpe winning 4-0.
The second quarter resulted in a change in positions with Katie still off due to her ankle Marie swapped ends to become GK, Nomie moved to GD, Evie Bastin took to the court as WD, Jodie Rigg at C, Alice moved to WA and Jodie S and Hope Aris moved to GA and GS respectively. The quarter started extremely strong with some great turn overs by the attacking end allow Southam to maintain possession in the attacking third. Some outstanding feeding of the ball from Alice and both Jodies allowed Hope to put up some brilliant shots seeing her converting all 3 of her chances. Nomie and Marie worked extremely hard in defence to stop Princethorpe’s strong shooters having too many chances. At half time the score was 7-3 to Princethorpe.
More changes to the Southam College team saw Alice move to GS, Lydia come at C, Katie come back on court as GK and Jodie R move to WD. From the first whistle the Southam girls were making interception with Jodie R taking the ball from Princethorpe’s first centre pass. Alice and Jodie S were putting up some brilliant shots; finishing the quarter 12-6 to Princethorpe.
Final combination saw Katie move to GD, Lydia move to GK and a new shooting combination of Marie and Hope. The girls battled their way through the final quarter with only letting Princethorpe score 4 more goals; seeing the end score 16-6 to Princethorpe.
Play of the match: Nomie Nicholas.