Middle Table Tennis
In a closely contested match, the middle team produced a valiant effort against Immanuel College, ultimately falling short with a final score of 7-9. In a rare loss for the team, Isaac and Lily were standout performers in the loss, competing hard across all their matches. The squad will look to bounce back to winning ways in their upcoming home encounter with Mercedes College.
Girl's Senior Badminton
Our senior A and B teams were fixtured against one another this week, a friendly match was organised at training, keeping the girls in good form heading into the remainder of the season.
Girl's Middle Badminton
The middle team faced a tough test up against St. Aloysius College over the weekend. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of Chloe and Xantheh, the girls were unable to overcome such a strong opponent, losing the match 1-5 overall.
The senior B netball team were again brave in their efforts, overcoming extremely foggy conditions but falling short of St. Ignatius College (23-33). Ruby and Anastasia were strong contributors on the day, exemplifying the teams ‘never say die’ attitude.
The results were mixed across the two middle teams over the weekend, who both may have encountered issues determining their teammates through the settled fog. The Year 9 team, led by young guns Abby and Clair provided a spirited battle against Loreto College, going down 12-21 in what felt like a closer contest than the score line suggested.
It was all smiles in the Year 8 camp following a first win for the season (13-7). The win against St. Michael’s College is a just reward for the girls and coach Matilda who have shown tremendous resilience and perseverance in a tough season results wise. Katie and Emma were named as the best players in the feel-good win.
The smiles continued inside the NIHS gym were all three of the NIHS senior teams came out on top against Adelaide High School.
The Open A team secured a hard-fought, 4-point victory (42-38) that went down to the wire where Edward and John starred.
The Open B team were dominant in their performance, running away 31-point winners in a commanding win (52-21). Daniel was instrumental in the result, proving to be a handful for the opposition.
The Open C team kicked off proceedings in the early morning fixture, raising the temperature in the icy gym to defeat Adelaide High School 46-24. Zuber and Dominik were standout performers in the win; however, all played their role in a complete team performance on both ends of the court.
Things were tougher for the middle teams over the weekend who were opposed to strong Adelaide High School teams.
The Middle A boys struggled to fire a shot against a top end team, suffering a 28-77 defeat despite the best efforts of Arnav and Antonio.
The Middle B side were gallant in their efforts, staying in touch all morning without being able to overcome the Adelaide High School hurdle. The match ended in a 10-point loss (28-38) with Samuel and Owen playing well in a tough match.
It was a similar story in the middle C match where Henry and Taher played strong matches. Unfortunately for NIHS, the match resulted in a 15-point loss for the boys.
A long road trip proved to be well worth the drive for the Open Girls Knockout AFL team who travelled to Keith, taking on Tenison Woods College in the Semi-Final of the State-wide Knockout Competition. It was one way traffic from the onset, as the girls took hold of the contest in dominant fashion beginning with a 6 goal to 1 first term. The foot remained flat to the floor from here on as multiple goals were piled on in a one-sided affair. Final scores saw the girls finish up 120-point winners and with that, progression to the Division 3 grand final. Matilda, Liana and Lola were standout performers in the win, a match where majority of the players involved were worthy of ‘best player’ honours.
The team will now head to the ‘big dance’ at Thebarton Oval on Tuesday of Week 4 in their search for silverware.