Third Consecutive Win for Touch Juniors

December 06, 2016 at 9:00 AM

The Junior Girls Touch team, captained by Gemma Laverick and Jaymie Kolose, pulled out all the stops yesterday to secure a Saint Kentigern win at the Auckland Zone Championships for the third consecutive year! 

The competition is the culmination of the junior competition that runs during Term 4 for Year 9 and 10 students. Our girls were tested at every match throughout the competition. A tough quarter-final against Rangitoto (4-3) led them into the semi-finals against local foes, Howick College. This was a comfortable win of 7-1 leading them into a final against Auckland Girls’ Grammar School (AGGS). 

From the start, AGGS had the girls on the run! Touch down for touch down followed, with AGGS taking our girls on their outsides and throwing long balls to the wing. At half time the score was a draw at 5-5, but the girls then took the lead with a great play from Cecile Velghe to lead 6-5. AGGS’s response was quick to follow but our girls increased the lead to 7-6 then 8-6 with AGS responding. With 4 minutes to go, the score was 8-7, however, our defence stood their ground and combined with good yards, maintained our lead to win! Well done girls!

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