Mac Killop Catholic College’s Year 9 and 10 mixed netball team has won the TAFE NSW Netball State Final on September 26.
“What a day our girls had representing the entire Hunter/Central Coast region in the State Final held at Homebush,” said MacKillop College Principal, Stephen Todd. “The girls pulled a tough draw and were up against it. “They fought hard for two early pool wins, then it was round three against Westfield Sports High. “The reigning champions got a few on us early, but MacKillop fought back and brought their A game to tie it up at the end.
“For and against placed the girls second in their pool and up against Kildare College, Wagga Wagga, on the show court in the semi-final. “A convincing 23-12 win in the semi set the girls up for the perfect rematch against Westfield Sports High on the show court in the grand final,” Todd said. “The crowd built and the girls felt the pressure, with a few early errors seeing Westfield take an early lead of 5 goals.
“However, MacKillop didn’t waver, headstrong and determined, they found their rhythm. “Fighting their way back, not only into the game but to win with a score of 16-14. “A special mention must go out to, Milla Evans and Savannah Castellino. “Milla, who captained and led by example giving 110 per cent, and Savannah, whose calm goal shooting under immense pressure was simply outstanding. “This was an absolute dream result and the girls have made history at our College,” Todd said.
Source: Website, Sep 26 Stephen Todd, Mary MacKillop Catholic College Warnervale Homepage