BOYS: On Monday June 26th, a squad of seven PLHS Year 8/9 boys travelled to Tumby Bay to participate in a 5-a-side soccer competition. Our team competed against Tumby Bay Area School, St Joseph’s School, Navigator College and Cummins Area School. The team consisted of Jackson Jamieson, Dannen Blacker, Max Rogalski, Anastasi Papastergou, Kaden Doudle, Jemick Untanon and Kyeson Hillyer-Cock.
In our first game against Tumby Bay AS, the boys came away with a 5-1 win. The goals were evenly shared between the team with Dannen, Jackson, Max, Jemick and Anastasi all scoring a goal each.
We came up against St. Joseph’s in our next match; the boys all played a solid game resulting in 6-1 final score line in favour of PLHS. Jemick had a brilliant game scoring a hat trick, Dannen scored two and Jackson also managed to get on the score sheet.
The boys again put on a great display of skill and scoring after lunch against Navigators; at the final whistle, the score was again 6-1 our way. Dannen finished with a double, whilst Max, Kaden, Jemick and Jackson all scored one goal each.
The boys saved their best performance of the day for the last game against Cummins AS; a resounding 7-1 victory. Once again, Dannen managed two goals with Jackson also slotting a brace. The single goal scorers in this game were Max, Kaden and Jemick.
Our boys won the carnival overall, and did so by scoring a total of 24 goals across four matches, whilst only conceding four. It was great to witness some brilliant soccer being played with a high level of skill displayed by our boys throughout.
~ Mr Nick Coulter (Boys Coach)
GIRLS: Our girls team also had a very successful carnival, winning all but one game to finish in second place. The girls were undefeated until their last game, which saw them lose 2-0 to St. Joseph’s School.
Kara Ambrose and Mardia Enge were excellent in goals, while Quinishia Skinn-Buzzacott was very strong in defence. Summer Pedersen and Kyra McMenemy were our leading goal scorers proving to have some serious skills, and Tayah Summerton played well in the midfield.
The girls were a pleasure to coach, displaying great sportsmanship and encouraging each other throughout the day. Special thanks go to our volunteer umpires, Skye O’Brien and Kye Dixon.
~ Mrs Monique Rogalski (Girls Coach)