Week commencing 14 January 2019
Friday 11 January
U11A v U12A - lost 1 - 20
"The U11A girls were faced with a very difficult challenge of playing the very agile, tall and skilful Third Formers," said Miss Wright.
"The U11 team showed great resilience throughout the entire game, never losing spirit or determination.
"Some lovely defending came from Rosie Batchelor and Grace Lister during the game and some great attacking runs were made by Megan Roberts and Emma Barton.
"All credit to the Upper two girls as they managed to score their one goal in the last minute (scored by Yasmin Brown) of the game - proof that they never stopped fighting. Well done, a great start to the netball season."
U11B v U12B - lost 0 - 7
"The U11B team had a nice competitive game with the Third Form, with end to end play throughout," said Miss Wright.
"Esme Hobbs and Lucy Netherton were key in playing the attacking roles, feeding the ball through to Charlotte Greenwood. The team were able to create some really good chances in the attacking D, but as is the case sometimes in sport, unfortunately this time they were unable to convert.
"I know that the team really enjoyed the experience and they now have a taste for what the netball season has to hold."
U11C v U12C - lost 2 - 6
"This was a very close and exciting match, with the Third Form only managing to pull away right towards the end of the game," said Miss Wright.
"The Upper Two girls held their space really nicely and worked hard in transferring the ball up the pitch to our attacking end. Some excellent play came from Milly Traylor and Ella Fowler and they were able to make some brilliant interceptions at crucial points throughout the game.
"Due to the team's good attacking play, Rosie Selley was able to convert and scored the two goals. It was a great game with lots of positives to take away from it."
Wednesday 16 January
U11C v Stockland Primary School - won 17 - 3
"The U11C team had a great start to the match, which was finished equally as well," said Miss Johannson.
"We managed to vary all positions, showing everyone’s rounded ability, especially with Milly Traylor shooting well at Goal Attack and stepping up to play Centre superbly.
"Consistent shooting from everyone, combined with a great defence lead to a superb win of 17-3. A special mentioned goes to Rosie Selley for outstanding shooting and Noor Shariff for never missing a chance to intercept.
"Minti Gorne’s teamwork was admired as she achieved player of the match, topping off a great match."
U10B v Stockland Primary School - lost 3 - 7
"Exeter Junior School were really looking forward to hosting Stockland Primary School for our first competitive netball match of the season," said Miss Wright.
"The U10 match was really evenly played with the ball travelling from end to end throughout the entire game. The team worked really hard to maintain possession and Alex Freemantle and Catherine Fernandes Cooke made some excellent interceptions.
"Moving forwards as a team, we now need to try and utilize all of the space on the court and develop our roles within the set positions. Congratulations must also go to Gracie Blake for being voted man of the match and Connie Kemmish for being such an outstanding captain."
Thursday 17 January
U9A v Stover Prep - won 14 - 0
"The U9A team were really excited to kick off the netball season with their first game v Stover," said Miss Wright.
"Throughout the game Exeter looked strong in all aspects of the game. Charlotte Wood was able to find some excellent space on the court and Grace Golsworthy played a key role in distributing the ball well.
"Exeter were able to maintain a lot of the possession and man to man marked exceptionally well, enabling the likes of Alice Kotting to intercept the ball. When in a shooting position captain Henni Lutke-Schipholt successfully dominated the attacking D scoring many fantastic goals. Well done to all of the players, an excellent start to the season."
U9B v Stover Prep - won 13 - 0
"The U9B team played very well as a team and were versatile on the court playing in both defence and attack," said Mrs Marsh.
"They passed the ball consistently and accurately, which enabled the shooters to have opportunities to score in the attacking circle. Arabella Greenwood, Annabel Jenner and Anna Brookes-Ferrari played a shooting role enabling the team to secure a very encouraging result.
"Both Grace Findlay and Evie Handley helped pass the ball through the court, with consistent passes as well as good defensive work. A great team effort."
Friday 11 January
U11A v U12A - lost 2 - 4 (William McCleod, Tom Byrne)
U11B v U12B - lost 1 - 6 (Wilfred Venn)
"The A and B teams both performed very well in their trial match against the U12s," said Mr Bland.
"Despite the age gap, our boys played a lot of good hockey and the team determination and willingness to work for each other was great to see. Particularly pleasing was the effort to move the ball quickly, coupled with lots of positive decision making.
"Goalkeepers, Henry Batty and Jake Dunstan, deserve special mention. On a steep learning curve, both survived their first experience with a lot of credit.
For the A team, Gus Lovell also stood out in defence, showing sound technique, with Rory Clarke driving the team forward in midfield. In the B team, Wilfred Venn and Alex Raichura typified the non-stop effort shown by the whole team. Overall, it proved a very worthwhile and promising start to the season. Well done to all the boys!
Monday 14 January
U11, U10, U9 Gala v Taunton School
Exeter - 274
Taunton - 267
"Exeter School were delighted to host Taunton School in the re match from last term," said Miss Wright. "It was a very tight gala in October with Exeter losing out by 2 points. Both teams were rearing to go and chomping at the bit for the second gala on Exeter soil.
"All of the swimming squad were selected to swim which created an excellent atmosphere poolside. The event really was a whole school gala with time keepers from Third, Fourth and Fifth Form and the scorer and starter were from the Sixth Form. Not to mention the staff who were from both the Junior and Senior Schools.
"In the competition itself, Exeter celebrated 23 individual wins in both the individual races and relays out of a possible 36. Impressive statistics!
"Praise must go to Hanna Sari, George Gillingham, Annabel Jenner, William Maynard, Gus Lovell, Rosie Batchelor, Isabelle Johnson, Evie Handley, Charlotte Wood, Sam Benzimra, Ollie Rochester and Yasmin Brown who all won 2 or more of their events.
"As mentioned before, the gala really was a whole school and swimming squad event. I am so proud of all of the swimmers and they should feel really delighted with their performance.
"All of the hard work has paid off! Selection will now take place for the IAPS competition later on this term."
Wednesday 16 January
U10A v St Peter's Prep - won 5 – 3 (Toby Donegan, William Maynard, Harry Gray, two own goals)
"As one of football’s favourite old sayings goes, it was very much ‘a game of two halves’," said Mr Bland.
"Despite not having played for a while, the boys started the match in a very positive vein, with some good interplay and pressure leading to a comfortable lead by half time. Perhaps it was due to one substitution too many, but the second half saw St Peter’s force their way back into the game.
"Whilst we always managed to keep ahead, indecision crept in to our game and they managed to draw back to within one goal, with our boys somewhat rocked. Fortunately, in the last few minutes we managed to draw two goals ahead again to take the pressure off and sufficient to secure the final victory."
U10B v St Peter's Prep - won 6 - 2 (Rufus Lovell 3, Cameron McDowell and Ollie Johnson)
"The boys played really well especially considering we had to alternate the teams by lending players to St Peter's," said Mr Buckingham.
"Exeter dominated the majority of the match, with lots of chances being created by Otis Challen whilst Rufus Lovell netted a brace in the opening few minutes.
"We fell vulnerable after securing a 3-0 lead with St Peter's bringing the game back to 3-2. However the boys’ persistence payed off and the flood gates opened in the latter stages with Exeter scoring 3 goals."
Thursday 17 January
U9A v Stover Prep - won 4 - 2 (OG, William Ahmad (1) and Rueben Tucker (2))
"This was a very close competitive fixture, against a team that grew in confidence as the game went on," said Mr Pidwell.
"The U9A team looked to be winning comfortably in the first quarter but Stover battled back to 3-2. Both sides were unfortunate enough to concede an own goal apiece.
"The boys passed and moved very well but will need to further develop their defending skills. I was encouraged by the boys growing confidence in front of goal. Well done, to the whole team."
U9B v Stover Prep - won 3 – 0 (James Bloor 2, Yi-Ren Wong)
"This was a very competitive and close fought encounter, with the number of shots for each team being fairly even," said Mr Ashman.
"The difference was that we tended to hit the target with a higher percentage of our shots. Added to that, Benjamin Ledwidge was outstanding in goal for us.
"Not only did he deal very competently with any efforts on goal, but he also distributed the ball very effectively. James Bloor provided the ‘glue’ in the middle of the park and Leo Raichura showed great movement up front.
"All the team can take great credit for working well for the cause, both individually and collectively. Well done, lads!"