The start of the Term 3 winter competition commenced very favorably for the majority of the Rostrevor teams with the 1st XI Soccer team defeating Cardijn last Wednesday and cementing their place in the top 2 of their competition. Additionally, all of the football teams claimed victory in blustery conditions against their opponents to provide some good momentum moving forward into the Intercol contests.
This weekend marks the 94th Intercollegiate contest between Sacred Heart College and Rostrevor College. The schools contest three cups over the course of the weekend and the Br Bourke Trophy will be the first of these when the 1st XI Soccer teams compete at 3.40pm on Friday at Sacred Heart.
At 11.30am on Saturday, the Open A Basketball team will compete for The Shanahan/Turner Cup in Sacred Heart's newly renovated gymnasium; at 2.15pm the 1st XVIII Football teams will compete for the Jan Baldwin Cup.
Throughout all matches, individual players will have the opportunity to be recognised as the most valuable player and will be awarded as Intercol medallists.
It would be excellent to see plenty of support for all matches contested throughout the day and I look forward to seeing the Rostrevor boys compete hard, have fun and represent our College with pride.
1st XVIII Football
Luke Valente 3, Anzac Lochowiak and Lewis McCormack 2 each, Jacob Kennerley, Ben Jarvis, Wyatt Fraser, Murphy Short, Cameron Ball and Flynn Pisani 1 each
Luke Valente, Jacob Kennerley, Josh Shute, Mihail Lochowiak, Murphy Short.
Round 8 saw us play at home against St Peters in very windy conditions. Despite this, the skill level of the game was quite good as both teams were at times able to put together strong passages of play.
The game started with a very even scoreboard after the first quarter. Going into the breeze we worked hard early and were possession dominant for the quarter. We never made the most of our early chances as we tended to over use the ball inside our forward 50. With the wind St Peters scored on the rebound from a couple of our turnovers allowing them to take in a small break of 5 points at quarter time.
Kicking with the breeze in the 2nd quarter we continued our effort and intensity as we started to control field position and win a lot of the aerial contests. We were able to kick 5 goals for the quarter and keep St Peters goal-less to take in a 4 goal lead at the half time break.
We started very slowly after half time. The first 10 minutes of the 3rd quarter wasn't our best as our intensity dropped allowing the opposition to control the ball and field position with the strong breeze. They were able to kick a couple of quick goals to close the margin back to 12 points before we were able to settle, re-adjust and get the game back on our terms again. Our ability to do this was much improved and we finished the quarter strongly kicking 4 goals into the breeze, at the same time holding St Peters score.
In the last quarter the wind dropped but the rain hit, making the game difficult to get any free flowing football going. We were still able to kick a couple of goals in the last and keep St Peters to 1, to run out eventual winners by 43 points.
Some of our better players for the game were: Luke Valente, Jacob Kennerley, Murphy Short and Josh Shute who were terrific through the midfield winning a lot of ball and using it well to create play. Mihail Lochowiak, Cam Ball and Mitch Gum provided strong rebound from defence. Up forward Harrison Petty, Ben Jarvis and Lewis McCormack were dominant in the air and provided strong marking targets.
It was the first time we had been able to get most of our squad together for the season and it was pleasing to see the boys play well as a group. The build-up through the week was positive with a good vibe and intensity within our training. Our next match is our Intercol game against Sacred Heart. We go into the game with good form, confidence and a strong list. If we take in the same mindset we will give ourselves a strong chance of winning. This is something we are aware of that hasn't happened against Sacred Heart for a long period of time now. I think the boys are ready to change that.
(Rostrevor 1st XVIII Head Coach)
The 9A Football team faced tough conditions at Henley due to the blustery environment, along with Rostrevor missing some key players with injury which meant they had to fight extremely hard against a strong St Michaels outfit who were at full strength.
Our defensive set up with Emmanuel Deng as a loose man against the wind proved telling as he had several key interceptions and was a dominant player all day along with Morgan Crabtree who was outstanding at fullback with numerous intercept marks and pinpoint kicking.
Jayden Smith and Harry Scholz showed very clean skills all game in the tough conditions whilst Darcy Richards controlled his wing all game. Christy Saji and Lewis Matsis attacked player and ball with abandon and demonstrated second and third efforts time and again.
Captains, Xavier Tranfa and Elliott Murada, continued their dominant seasons, benefiting from the ruck ascendancy of Ned Carey and Samuel Rahaley. Ned took powerful contested marks and was also terrific at ground level. Samuel was a mobile presence wherever he went and finished the game with some telling entries inside 50 and long goals with his booming kick.
In other Co-Curricular News:
·Old Collegian, Tom Jonas played his 100th game of AFL football for Port Adelaide last weekend in one of the most exciting wins witnessed at Adelaide Oval;
·10A Soccer goalkeeper Christian Leddicoat played on field in the second half of their match against CBC and scored an incredible 5 goals;
·10A Footballer Stefan Lanzoni scored 5 goals and Daniel Carbone finished with 4 goals in their win against Pembroke;
·Year 9 Alessio Melisi scored 5 goals against Trinity whilst playing for the 9A Soccer team;
·9B Soccer player Tommas Tunno scored 4 goals against Norwood Morialta in their win.
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