The Junior (Year 7 to 9) Football girls represented the school with great skill, passion and determination. The physical stress of playing five 30-minute games was reflected in the number of girls that ended the day with various forms of injury – sprained ankles, split lips and many blisters.
The defence of goalie Sharaze O’Brien, vice-captain Josephine Moujaes, Melissa Lahoud and Amelia Williams in the centre and wing-backs Bianca N Cameron, Hannah Galeb and Sienna Morvillo were consistently outstanding. They backed each other up whenever the opposition made a break, and cleared the ball to the midfield to start attacks with precision.
Midfielders Annabelle Danil, Nina Furtado, Gizelle Gellado, Samira Salem and Taneshya Wolds always hassled the opposition midfielders tenaciously, putting them off their stride and often stealing the ball away to feed our forwards. Alyssa Abou Hamed, Talia Virzi, Kiara De Angelis and play-everywhere captain Rachel Attard attacked with speed and made many chances.
The whole team handled the pressure of a penalty shoot-out in the semi-final and playing favourites Marian College in the final like a group that were playing for each other, and made the spectators proud to be part of the day. Well done!
vs Caroline Chisholm won 2-0
vs St Andrews drew 1-1
vs Marian lost 0-1
Semi drew 0-0, won penalty shoot-out 3-1
Final vs Marian lost 0-1 in final minute of extra-time
Year 7-9 Soccer Squad
Rachel Attard, Josephine Moujaes, Annabelle Danil, Sharaze O'Brien, Alyssa Abou Hamed, Talia Virzi, Bianca N Cameron, Hannah Galeb, Melissa Lahoud, Nina Furtado, Gizelle Gellado, Sienna Morvillo, Amelia Williams, Taneshya Wold, Kiara De Angelis, Samira Salem.
Reserves: Grace Hunt, Reese Blandon, Christine Said