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Sports Review

Published Friday 4th November.

This week, Eve has a horseriding update, the QM Year III tennis team made a trip to Glasgow for some indoor competition, Mavericks played their first game after half term, and we have the latest hockey reports.

Horse Riding

During the half term holiday, Eve and her horse Frosty have been busy competing. They took part in dressage at the British Riding Clubs area competition and came in 2nd.

They also competed in eventing where they came 4th.

Well done Eve and Frosty! Great to see you keeping active with your riding.

Tuesday 1st November

LTA Schools Youth Tennis v Glasgow Academy

A trip up to Glasgow for our now U14 tennis team meant we were on the road early from school to reach Newlands Indoor Tennis Centre for a 12.30 pm start.

The team of Francesca B (III), Celia S (III), Isabel B (III) and Poppy R (III) had practised hard over the half term holiday in preparation for the event. It was the first time for some to play inside, with perfect conditions and no rain, wind or sun to compete against.

Glasgow had a player who was number one in the West of Scotland and certainly had played many tennis matches - certainly an outstanding player. All girls played singles and doubles and, as the matches were played, our players kept their heads high and showed true fighting spirit and talent against strong opposition.

They lost 6-0 but made lots of chances and played some excellent strokes, getting better and better as the day progressed. The games were very close the overall experience and challenge of the tournament did mean they had done so well being in the last 32 in Great Britain.

A huge thank you to our travelling supporters and to Mr Oliver for helping us drive there and back. Well played all.

Karen Mitchell - Head of Racquets

Year I/II LTA Schools Youth Tennis v Glasgow Academy
Year I/II LTA Schools Youth Tennis v Glasgow Academy
Year I/II LTA Schools Youth Tennis v Glasgow Academy

Mavericks A vs Haxby 5

Score: Won 39-19

After a few shaky minutes, Mavericks A managed to pull themselves together and score on their centres as well as turning over Haxby ones.

A Mavs injury in the 3rd quarter meant a slight reshuffle of positions, though that didn't deter them from winning the match convincingly.

Wednesday 2nd

Hockey vs Ashville

Score: Lost 0-7

Thursday 3rd

Mavericks B vs RI Blizzard

Score: 28-10

POM: Darcy C

Despite having just 7 players, Mavericks B put on a decent performance and was only down 6-13 after halftime.

With the majority of the team playing out of position, they demonstrated great resilience and teamwork.

Players of the Week

Star of the Week: Elsa (V), Maddie (I)

Most Improved: Francesca (III), Izzy A (II)

Team of the Week: 2nd team Hockey

Upcoming Fixtures

Saturday 8th October 2022

U14 Netball York & District Round National Schools (Away - Joseph Rowntree)

1st, 2nd, U15 Lacrosse North Schools' Tournament (Home)

U12, U13 Hockey v Queen Mary's (Home)

Senior, U15, U14 Hockey v Queen Mary's (Away)

Monday 10th October 2022

U13, U12 Hockey v Terrington Hall (Home)

Tuesday 11th October 2022

U16 Netball Continuation of York & District National Schools (Away - Joseph Rowntree)

U14 Netball York & District Round National Schools Reserve Date (Away - Joseph Rowntree)

Mavericks B Netball v Bishop Wilton Firebirds (Home)

Wednesday 12th October 2022

Senior Hockey v St Peter's (Huntington)

U18 Hockey County Round (Home)

Mavericks A Netball v Easingwold (Away)

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