Roncalli girls make top-16 at SI tournament

Roncalli 9A had an outstanding first day winning all three of their pool games by at least 10 goals to finish top of their pool and progress through to the top 16 stage at the junior South Island Netball Tournament.

Played on wet courts and in fresh conditions at Hagley Park in Christchurch, Roncalli faced James Hargest College first up and showcased a high level of skill winning 29-14.

Bridey Flynn was strong on defence and Samantha Williamson established powerful lines of play through the mid court.

Next up was Rangi Ruru and again Roncalli dominated, coming out on top 27-16.

Taylah Marr was in fine form in the shooting circle, with superb feeding from Teisha Holden.

Game three against St Hilda's Collegiate provided the opportunity to allow all 10 of the Roncalli squad to have court time, and also to experiment with new combinations.

Luella Priest claimed 14 impressive clean intercepts to dominate the defence third and Olivia Black came off the bench to assist mid court play well.

The final score was 37-19

Roncalli 10A had a tough pool and unfortunately their results reflected this, losing all three games, with too many unforced errors. They went down to Craighead 19-10, Oxford Area School 20-17 and were well beaten by Waimea College 50-15.

Molly Richardson played well in the mid court while Naeve O'Driscoll feed the shooting circle well and Siobhan Connely was powerful in defence.

The Timaru Herald