U13A Division 2 winners
St Swithun's lacrosse teams competed in the 8-a-side tournaments at Berkhamsted at the end of September.
The U13A team started the morning well with wins over St Albans High School 2-0 and St George’s Harpenden 8-0. They met their match in the final morning game and due to missed shooting opportunities lost 5-1 to a very strong Bedford High School.
The team qualified for Division 2 where they went on to draw 3-3 with Godstowe, beat Packwood 3-1 and Queen Margaret’s 2-1. This success meant they were overall Division 2 winners.
Congratulation to the whole team but especially to Kassie Williams for player of the tournament and Flora Toyne Sewell for highest goal scorer.
The U12 team had a superb day at Berkhamsted. They won three out of four matches in the morning, beating Wally Hall 6-0; St Georges A 3-0; St Albans 6-0 and lost to a very strong team from Godstowe 3-0. This put them in the top division for the afternoon where they lost their first match 4-0 but picked themselves up and won the next match 3-2 and drew the next match 3-3.
The team improved enormously throughout the day and the last match saw them play a very exciting game against Godstowe again (the eventual tournament winners) and this time the team managed a hard fought 1-1 draw. This draw resulted in the U12 team coming 4th overall in their age group which is a fantastic achievement, especially so early in the season!
The U14 team also played very well and came 3rd overall in their age group
The St Swithun's 1st team clinched an excellent 2nd place out of a total of 34 teams. They beat the likes of Stowe, Berkhamsted and Cheltenham and only lost to Guildford.