College netballers a force to be reckoned with

Caedmon College year 10 girls won the partnership and District Netball Tournament. Picture Kathryn Bulmer.
Caedmon College year 10 girls won the partnership and District Netball Tournament. Picture Kathryn Bulmer.

The year 10 girls at Caedmon College are celebrating after winning both their Ryedale Partnership Tournament and the Scarborough and District Event.

The highlight of the school netball calendar is the district tournament and this year it was contested by nine schools from across the district.

In their first game, captain Emma Raw led by example with some tenacious defending in the circle, allowing the St Augustine’s shooters little attempt to score, with the college winning 9-2.

The next match against Ryedale was close and something of a scrappy affair, with both teams losing their flow and composure but Bronte Nicholas-Miller’s goal in the last second of the game proved important, with the final score 3-3.

Centre Maddalena Mastrolonardo was influential in the next game against Lady Lumley’s, her tireless bridging

efforts between attack and defence helped the team to win 5-2.

In the game against Scalby, wings Alice Hogarth and Yasmin Dimbleby linked well around centre court and shooter Gabby Hayton was very much on form, winning the game 12-1.

Against Ryedale B team Lauren Hall put in a string of superb edge of circle shots and goalkeeper Evie Mason ensured the college kept a clean sheet to win 11-0.

Natasha Kent pulled off some fantastic interceptions against Graham School to assist in the team’s 12-2 victory. The Swales sisters were very effective in and around the circle against Malton.

Kaitlin worked with great agility to feed the ball into the circle to an equally mobile Tilly, who capitalised with a host of accurate shots to beat Malton 7-2.

The final game of the day was against Scarborough College who had also remained undefeated in their previous games. The Caedmon College girls though, approached the game with an air of quiet confidence and played their best netball of the tournament to win the match 6-2.

Seven wins and one draw was sufficient to win the tournament.

Head of PE Julie Mastrolonardo said: “The girls, who train twice a week, were highly delighted.”

In the Ryedale Partnership Tournament, the A team were victorious again and the B team finished in 4th position.