Friday 12th May, 2017
Coughlin Park & Horsham College Oval
Senior Girls with Mr Shaun Bray
On Friday 12th May, twelve girls travelled to Coughlin Park in Horsham to represent Murtoa College
in girls football. The girls were excited but they knew it would be difficult to win the day because of
strong opposition and a draw that had them playing all four games back-to-back with no breaks.
They ended up winning one game out of four but the effort they showed was amazing.
Murtoa College SENIOR Girls Footy Results
Murtoa v St Brigid’s 10 – 60
Best: Courtney and Eadie
Murtoa v Marian 2 7 – 3
Best: Montana Petering
Murtoa v Marian 1 3 – 18
Best: Bonnie and Eadie
Murtoa v Ararat 2 – 84
Best: Evie and Eadie
Eadie Garth – Lindsay: Ended up rucking most of the day and was our best player. Every time she got the ball, she found a way to get it into our forward line. Most similar AFL player: Mark Blicavs.
Bonnie Delahunty: Spent all day in the center with not breaks. Won a lot of contested ball and was our most consistent player. Most similar AFL player: Tom Liberatore
Courtney Campbell: Our only goal scorer for the day with two goals. Broke away from the packs with speed and created opportunities for our forwards. Most similar AFL player: Tom Papley/Caleb Daniel
Montana Petering: Started the first game forward but was moved into defence quickly. Intercepted everything that came her way and rebounded well. Most similar AFL player: Elliot Yeo
Cassie Dunlop: Started at full forward but it wasn’t coming down there much so she was moved to full back. Took numerous goal saving marks. Most similar AFL player: Harry Taylor
Evie Bolwell-Combe: One of two Year 9’s who played under age. Played in the center for the last half of the last game and was arguably best on ground. Most similar AFL player: Jack Ziebell
Breeannan Rundell: The other of two Year 9’s who played under age. Spent most of the day down back with stints in the middle. Tackled strongly all day and laid a bone crunching hip and shoulder. Most similar AFL player: Nathan Jones
Charlotte Newell: Debutant to girls football and played forward all day. Unfortunately, the ball did not come down there very often so she didn’t get many opportunities to kick a goal. Most similar AFL player: Ben Lennon
Amy Stehn: Was playing really well in defence until she hurt her knee and ankle in a tackle in the second game. She did not take any further part after that. We hope she recovers quickly. Most similar AFL player: Matthew Boyd.
Bailey Cox: Played everywhere on ground and ran really hard all day. Her tackling was a highlight. Most similar AFL player: Jarrod Mcveigh
Ellen Huebner: Played up forward all day and unfortunately it didn’t come down there as much as she would have liked. Most similar AFL player: Josh Green
Alayna Toporzisek: Started the day in the ruck but ended up playing the rest of the day as a key forward. Contested really well in the air. Most similar AFL player: Travis Cloke.
Junior Girls with Bailey Young and Brayden Webb
It was a beautiful day for Girls Footy at Horsham last Friday. Coached by Bailey Young and Brayden Webb, the girls took a little time to grow accustomed to this game, their positions and how to play. Without an interchange, the girls did a great job playing six almost back to back 24 minute games.
Kirah Smith and Montana Pickering rose to the occasion and ran all day, spending most of the time at the bottom of packs. Emily Hotker, Nikita James, Sim Singh Bronte Kerrins and Alyssa Whyte spent most of their time in the forward line and battled hard for the scores they achieved as a team. Rhiannon Oxley, Breanna Bell, Annie Robbins, Courtney Mathrick and Lottie Loats were solid in defence and made some great tackles and restricted the score lines from being heavier defeats.
Kirah Smith was awarded ‘Player of the Day’ for Murtoa due to her determined running, hard tackling, and keeping team morale up in the face of stiff competition.
They all returned to school sore, tired, and happy with their day. Well done to the girls for their efforts against tough opposition!
Murtoa College Junior Girls Footy Results
Murtoa v Marian 1 00 – 42
Best: Kirah, Breanna & Montana
Murtoa v Lutheran 19 – 26
Best: Kirah, Montana & Alyssa
Murtoa v St Brigid’s 2 27 – 16
Best: Kirah, Bronte & Montana
Murtoa v St Brigid’s 1 00 – 96
Best: Breanna, Kirah & Rhiannon
Murtoa v Marian 2 21 – 14
Best: Bronte, Rhiannon & Breanna
Murtoa v Horsham 00 – 52
Best: Montana, Breanna & Courtney
HUGE THANKS to Brayden Webb and Bailey Young for coaching the girls so well during the day. They were fantastic and very professional in their job. To Jenny Downer for coming in early to tape the girls up before we left and to Mel Boschen for taking us over and back in his lovely bus and helping when needed for emergencies.