Guilford Young College teams contested four of the five final SATIS winter sports finals held in Hobart on Wednesday 26 September. The finals were:
NETBALL vs St Patrick’s College @ the Moonah Sports Centre (loss)
BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs St Patrick’s College @ the Moonah Sports Centre (win)
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs Launceston Church Grammar School @ the Moonah Sports Centre (win)
BOYS’ SOCCER vs St Patrick’s College @ the GYC Glenorchy Oval (win)
NETBALL St Patrick’s College got off to a great start in the opening quarter of the State final skipping away to an early lead and controlling the game. GYC girls found their groove late in the quarter and went in to the break with the game evenly matched. The second quarter saw St Pat’s really take control and open up a 10 goal advantage. Some positional changes in the second half saw GYC claw its way back into the game and level the scores in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately the girls could not get the edge they were after. St Pat’s girls, however, managed to make the most of their opportunities and closed out the game, defeating GYC 33-37.
BOY’S SOCCER The SATIS Football final against St Patrick’s College was played out at the Glenorchy Campus in front of a large, supportive crowd. In a highly-skilled, fast-paced game, the score was locked at 1-1 at half time, courtesy of a piece of Kyle Vincent brilliance. In what became an arm wrestle in the second half, a Bradley Lakoseljac assist to Jonathan Mulungula in the dying minutes of the half, sealed a well-deserved victory for the GYC First XI. Exceptional performances by keeper Nathan Reid, Noah Smithies-Sharpels, the entire back four, and the mid-field silk of Samuel Hills and Eduardo Castaneda ensured a memorable and very exciting victory.
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Going up against Launceston Church Grammar School, the GYC girls started the game cautiously as they tried to make an impression on Grammar’s defence who was standing strong. From the second quarter, GYC found a greater freedom in their play, opening up holes in the Grammar game plan. By three quarters, GYC had the game under control. The girls continued to pile on more pressure in the final term, taking them to a commanding 58-29 win.
BOYS’ BASKETBALL The GYC boys went into the SATIS final full of confidence, but St Patrick’s certainly had come to play. The opening quarter was an even affair and this continued for the remainder of the first half. In the second half, though, GYC began to control the ball and got a small advantage before the fourth quarter. In the final quarter GYC asserted its dominance and knocked down a number of shots to take the sting out of the game and run out the game with a 50-39 victory.
A large selection of photos from each of these finals has been shared on Facebook (GuilfordYoungCollege)