U11A netballers suffer loss at OVS

OVS – 13
DCPS – 3

On a day when DCPS were simply beaten by a better team, the U11A girls rightly claimed they were proud of their efforts. The scoreline failed to reflect the effort, skill, support, all-round teamwork, and ability of the 10 girls who never stopped trying and cheering each other along throughout the match.

The Under 11A netball team travelled to Old Vicarage School for a hard fought loss to OVS. Captain Amelia won the toss and elected to take the centre pass. OVS were quick to intercept passes and scored 2 quick goals, however, just before the end of the first quarter Amelia was able to pull a goal back for Denstone Prep.  Some positional changes in the second quarter led to four unanswered goals from OVS. The third quarter started brightly with some strong passing and moving from DCPS but OVS were quick to use their speed to add three more unanswered goals. The final quarter saw four goals from OVS and two goals from DCPS by way of Pippa B.

The team of defenders – Imogen, Lola, Faith, Amber, and Jess worked tirelessly throughout and had it not been for so many timely interceptions the score line could have been far worse. Sophie H at Centre never stopped running the entirety of the court and was constantly leaping to receive the ball in the air and attackers Lexie, Amelia, Sophie T and Pippa worked in rotations to get numerous attacks into the ‘D’. The entire team impressed with their signal and moving but the delayed pass cost the team dearly as OVS intercepted. DCPS also need to ensure that the scorers are more clinical in their shots as far more goals were missed than scored, however, every girl did their job well and cannot be disappointed by the result.

Captain Amelia at GA, Imogen at GK, Lola at GD, Faith at WD, Sophie H at C, Lexie at WA and Sophie T at GS, ably supported by Pippa at GS, Jess at GK and Amber.