Pop Lacrosse Regionals
Our U11 Lacrosse Squad travelled to Sleaford on Friday afternoon to compete in the school games pop lacrosse competition. The team consisted of a squad of 8 players including 4 boys and 4 girls. We have been training during lunch breaks in preparation for this as well as delivering pop lacrosse as part of the Year 5 & 6 PE curriculum. There were four teams in the competition so the tournament was played as a round robin with all teams having the opportunity to play one and other.
St Hugh’s started strongly against what turned out to be the runners up. There was some lovely attacking play and we worked well to deny our opposition both space and time on the ball. St Hugh’s had more possession than Grasby and managed to find the net early into the game. Grasby had a couple of quick players with good stick skills and we were caught out on a couple of occasions on the turnover when Grasby had unmarked players. It was a closely fought game which ended 4-4 despite a number of chances at goal. All players rotated on during this match and it was great to see everyone supporting one and other on the pitch.
Going into our second game we knew we needed to score as many goals as possible to ensure our goal difference exceeded Grasby’s. The team went on to the pitch very determined to do this and there was some super attacking play. We very much dominated the game and a number of our players scored. The final game followed in similar fashion with St Hugh’s dominating from early on in the game. Once again, all players were rotated on and we worked together as a team to transition the ball into attack. By the final game, we were beginning to cut through the fan rather than standing stationary and the team showed a better awareness of the rules and tactical play. St Hugh’s won both these games.
The final result came down to goal difference and we were delighted to finish in 1st place with the team receiving medals for their victory. A huge well done to the squad for their hard work in training, especially giving up several lunch breaks.
George P (captain)