St Andrews College has started its Gala Day campaign in style, with the boys taking out all three divisions. The following week the girls did us proud with outstanding sportsmanship and competing always with a smile. Below is a report on all teams and a huge thanks to Miss Knezevic, Miss Pett and Miss Basazza for their tireless work with the students.
Our Senior Girls Team consisted of the following athletes:
Bench: Abok Aguek
Student Coaches: Christian Cabellon and Noel Amoranto
The girls started off very well but the competition was too strong on the day. The results are as follows:
St Andrews Won against Nagle (12-7)
St Andrews Lost against Gilroy (17-9)
St Andrews Lost against Cerdon (12-6)
St Andrews Lost against St Marks (28-20)
The girls showed some great fight and showed tremendous sportsmanship during the day.
Our Senior Boys Team consisted of the following athletes:
Anthony Monanaroa- Taylor
Michael Sevilla- Doria
We had a competitive day ahead of us with five games ahead of us with half an hour breaks in between.
St Andrews Won against St Columbus (41– 17)
St Andrews Won against Gilroy (22 - 17)
St Andrews Won against St Marks (37 – 21)
St Andrews Won against Emmaus (45 – 18)
St Andrews Lost against Loyola (18 – 14)
Year 11 and 12 had a fantastic day they made it to the Grand Final against Emmaus that was at 1:30pm. We won the grand final 55 – 15.
This is a great achievement especially as they were the 2014, 2015 Champions as well. This is the third championship in a row for the Senior Boys team!
Thank you to Kathleen Carrero and Raghav Dhiman who helped with the bench throughout the day.
Intermediate Year 9 and 10 Teams
Our Intermediate Girls Team consisted of the following athletes:
Lauren De Mesa
Bench: Owen Calima
Student Coach: Isaac Gundi
The intermediate division was a difficult competition, with our girls up against many representative players from other schools. Our team worked fantastically under pressure and were able to support each other and show great teamwork. We had some great shots including some great three pointers, but the girl’s just narrowly missed out on bringing home a win in their games.
Our Intermediate Boys Team consisted of the following athletes:
We had a competitive day ahead of us, playing five games against some very strong schools.
St Andrews Won against Emmaus (29 – 18)
St Andrews Won against Gilroy (31 - 24)
St Andrews Won against Marian (16 – 10)
St Andrews Won against St Marks (29 – 6)
The boys had an amazing day and were able to make it to the Grand Final undefeated! They were then able to take home a win against St Columba’s with a score of 26 – 19.
The boys showed incredible sportsmanship and an amazing level of talent! They were able to use their skills and passion for the game to finish as undefeated champions of the competition. We look forward to seeing them compete in the next tournament!
Thank you to Isis Martirez and Emily Badelles who helped with the bench throughout the day.
Junior Boys Year 7 and 8 Team
Our Junior Boys Team consisted of the following athletes:
Bench: Jamielhea Bernardo
We had a long day ahead of us with four games ahead of us with short breaks in between.
St Andrews won against St Columbus 22-2
St Andrews won against Delany 40-4
Semi Finals - St Andrews won against Gilroy 33-9
Grand Final - St Andrews won against St Marks 43-23
Year 7 and 8 worked together well and despite the long day, were full of energy and enthusiastic about their sport. Although they finished undefeated, the boys still remained humble and showed great sportsmanship throughout the whole day.
This is a great achievement and I congratulate the Junior Boys team for their efforts.
Junior Girls Year 7 and 8 Team
Our Junior Girls Team consisted of the following athletes:
Bench: Frances Galang
Student Assistant Coach: Gilbert Bautista
The Junior Girls team had not had the opportunity to play together before we rushed off the bus to compete in our first game at 8:30am. The girls were so enthusiastic and willing to learn and demonstrated this by participating in training drills in between their four games on the day. With training and great teamwork they finished the day in fourth place with a 20-6 win against St Marks. Congratulations Junior Girls!
Leader of Learning Sport