Competing at National Schools Lacrosse Tournament
On the 10th of March the lacrosse team travelled down to Aldershot, England to take part in the biggest UK Schools Lacrosse tournament - National Schools. The tournament was over the Saturday and Sunday involving playing 6 matches on the Saturday and 3 pool games the next day followed by the knockout rounds.
On Saturday we were in a pool with a random selection of teams where at the end of the day we were placed into divisions. We narrowly missed out on division 1 and so on Sunday, we were placed in division 2. We played 3 pool games drawing 2 and winning one securing us a place in the knockout rounds.
Our first game was against St George's Ascot, and we won with a score of 5-1. We then progressed to the quarter-finals where we played St Helens and were successful. Getting to the semi-finals was a very exciting and proud achievement for us. Before the match, we warmed up the same as in the previous matches in our dance circle. After a round of ‘Cotton eye Joe’ and ‘Blame it on the Boogie’ we felt ready to play. Honor scored the first goal of the match but unfortunately, Morven St James got a goal after. The match was very intense and we put up a great performance with some brilliant play. Due to some decisions out of our control, a goal of ours was disallowed and Morven St James had a lucky goal after a missed foul. Although this was a disappointing finish for our team we were happy that we had gotten this far.
We were pleased with our performance and came away the top-ranked school for lacrosse in Scotland. The team morale throughout the weekend was unmatched and it will be a trip that none of us will forget.