ANZAC DAY 2017
As is customary, all students are invited to represent the College at the march on Tuesday April 25. Students are to wear full winter uniform with blazers. Each year Marian has a large turn out and I am hoping for a similar number or bigger this year. Students will have their participation recorded as Community Service. The Pastoral Coordinators will be collecting names. Marian will be holding an ANZAC Assembly upon return to school next term on Friday 28 April in front of our College Lone Pine and Memorial at 10.15am.
Open Men's The squad started this journey 4 weeks ago, by completing 9 before school sessions, the aim of the sessions was to perfect an attractive brand of possession based football. The commitment to the cause was very worthy as we had 14 players to each session. Unfortunately those who couldn't attend was due to injury. Come competition day, the squad already looked more professional in comparison to the competition. The Marian squad dominated in all their games, holding the majority of possession and making attractive attacking patterns of play into the opponents final third. The Marian Open Men's squad open their accounts with two, 2-0 wins and a 3-0 win, only having Matre Dei Catholic College left. A 25 second lapse in concentration saw Marian go down 1-0 with 10 seconds left to half time. Nothing can fault the effort and will to win that the squad showed to try and get back on level terms. Two goal posts saves, two heroic saves by MDCC's goal keeper, then to top it all off a goal line clearance won it for Matre Dei Catholic College. Although we didn't come away as winners of the day I am proud of the squad for the football and professionalism demonstrated. All the boys performed exceptionally well, unfortunately very unlucky. A special mention goes out to Caleb and Brad our squad captains who led by example and demonstrated the fight an will to push through. Overall, it was a great experience to work with such a talented group of boys.
Open Women's The girls had a fantastic day winning all their games. Their biggest competition is usually Xavier High School and this year MCC defeated them 8-0, with Johane Oberholzer scoring 4 of the goals, helping her to equal top scorer. While the more competitive game was against Mater Dei Catholic College with a narrow 1-0 win, Lauren Zalunardo scoring the only goal.
Lauren had a very impressive game, she normally plays a defensive position however was pushed to the front to help out and was an equal top scorer of the day. Lauren came away with the Coaches award. Players Player however went to tri-equal top scorer Nadine scoring goals in all games except against MDCC. She managed to balance her aggressive style with some very handy talented plays. Other key players for the day were captains Sabine and Jaclyn only resting for part of one half all day. Both keeping the mid field in check to maintain balance and opportunities.
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