Assembly Notes – 6 August
06 Aug 2019
Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer.
'Mazurka' by Nathalie Bera-Tagrine, performed by Kevin Chiang (piano)
The 1st XI hockey side finish pool play this week with a match against CBHS with the winner claiming the last spot in the semifinals next week. Over the last couple of weeks, the team has had a 1 all draw against Burnside HS and last Friday night played a very good game against St Andrews. In this match goals were traded with College scoring a third goal early in the 4th quarter to tie the match up. Unfortunately, a couple of late goals to STAC allowed them to pull away for the win in what was a well contested match.
Alex Stead scored twice for the Colts team in their 3 all draw with Shirley Boys while Jordan Astley scored for the Youth Black side but it was not enough in their 2-1 loss to St Andrews.
The 1st XV kept their hopes of a top four finish alive with a good win over St Andrew’s College on Saturday. In what was the strongest performance of the season, College dominated possession and territory during the first half and were a constant threat with ball in hand. Shun Miyake opened the scoring with a try after a strong line break by Fletcher Anderson and, in doing so, went past 100 individual points in the season. Zach Gallagher then scored the first of his two tries and then the College forwards produced a 25 metre lineout drive which resulted in a Penalty Try being awarded. Gallagher scored his second try mid way through the second half, which Miyake converted, before STAC managed a late try to make the final score 28-10. The team plays Timaru Boys this weekend at home.
The 2nd XV had a very good 36-12 win over Shirley Boys 2nd XV and go into semifinals this weekend in 2nd place. The U16A side put together a good performance to defeat St Andrews 17-7 while the 15A side lost a close match to CBHS 19-12 with the winning try coming late in the game.
The 1st XI football side secured their first semi-final appearance in the premier competition since 2015 with a big win over Riccarton High School last Wednesday. Right from the start College controlled the game with a lot of possession and time in the opposition half. The pressure on Riccarton’s goal continued to build and from the first corner of the game Charlie Cameron delivered a ball which skidded in the wet conditions and found its way past the keeper into the net. Not long after, Sam Averill doubled the lead when he followed in a free kick by Jake Tacon. From that point the flood gates opened. Further goals to Owen Rees, Jake Tacon, Charlie Cameron, Sam Averill and two to Caleb Manson had the half time score 8-0 to College. In the second half, Riccarton were much tighter on defence and were a lot harder to break down. Despite this, Caleb Manson added three more goals with quality finishes to take his tally to five for the afternoon. The final 11-0 scoreline was a comprehensive win and this week the team plays St Andrews in the last round robin match.
On Saturday the 3rd XI football side had an excellent 4-1 win over Waimak Utd. Although going behind 0-1 at the half, College played with a lot of determination in the second half with Will Crawford equalising for College before Ryuan Liu then gave College a 2-1 lead with a good finish. A further goal to Lenny Parris and a Waikak own goal sealing the victory.
The Ravens had a good match against CBHS and drew 2-2 with Charlie Owens scoring both goals. In Halswell, the 15B team played the same team as last week, and with a much improved performance fought all the way in a close 2-3 loss. Gray Heath scored as did Oliver Butler who continues to stake his claim as the club's Golden Boot. Both the 15A and 14A teams had 1-0 wins to keep alive their chances of winning their respective Division 1 competitions. Jono Barnes scored for the 14A’s to claim the win against FC Twenty 11, while Henri Murison scored for the 15A's. Some great saves by Ciaran Huntley in goal and a superb free kick by Gabriel Gallaway were the highlights of the second half which saw both teams go close to scoring.
The Senior A basketball team had an 88-73 win over Shirley Boys last week in the Thomason trophy to remain 4th in Division 1 with one round to go. Over the weekend Waimea College were in town and played a match at school on Sunday. In a very close match, Nale Fifita scored with winning basket on the buzzer for a one point win over the visitors.
On Friday night, the Y10 Black side won 55-26 with Ciaran Huntley top scoring with 18 points, Jack Yang and Leo Li played well for the Y11 Black side in their 3 point loss to Hagley while the Y11 White team remain unbeaten for the season with a 63-48 win over Shirley Boys.
Saturday matches saw the U17 Development team defeat Selwyn by 82-63 while the U20 side lost to CBHS U20 by 70-58.
Good luck to teams involved in play off matches this week.
Alistair Morgan – speaking about Chess
Ed Hsing – speaking about SADD
Dr Hawkins – announcing the new proposed Venture group