Last Saturday saw the last round of AGSV/VRSU sport played prior to the term two holidays. A reminder to all families that training will recommence in the first week of term three. The Cross Country team continues to be the benchmark and its performances at the Athletics Victoria Cross Country Championships was outstanding. Well done to all boys who participated, especially Sam Rattray on his 2nd placing and the U16 boys who won the team event.
Cross Country - Sam Rattray
Bundoora. One word that means so much to our Team, our opponents, parents and coaches. Bundoora is about showing everyone what you can bring to the table. It sends shivers down my spine hearing that word. But it’s not just the word ”Bundoora” that gives me goosebumps. It’s hopping out of the car feeling the wind blowing through your hair, walking to the big maroon tent with the Eagle on it. Putting your bag in the tent you can smell the bacon and eggs on the BBQ that makes your mouth water. There are so many things going on and your senses are well and truly alive. It’s when you’re at the start line and everyone’s alert and ready to go. It’s the sound of the gun that makes you want to impress everyone, especially our coach JM, our Parents/Guardians and our team. When you’re running up the hills and hearing the spectators in your ears. Words can’t describe that feeling. When you finish your race and your lungs are yearning for air. It’s the feeling us runners live for it’s in our DNA. It’s an amazing moment especially if you’re one of the 16 fastest. You’ll be wearing that navy singlet with a white V if you race well. And those who don’t wear that singlet train hard for it. Aspire to that next year. Never give up. Because you dictate if you want that singlet with the v across it. This is the definition of Bundoora. The Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships, history is in your hands.
First off in this Race report is the Under 14 Men who run over 3km in the new spectator friendly course of 1x 1k lap and 1 x 2k Lap. Leading our Junior Eagles was Oliver Magnuson Finishing in an outstanding 14th place which has booked his tickets to the Australian Cross Country Championships in Queensland. Congratulations Oliver on your first year of cross country. You’re going to represent Victoria you have done us all proud. Another solid effort From Liam Keenan who had a great lead and chucked his guts up mid race which would have been a horrible feeling but it didn’t stop him finishing the race in 68th. You have a great future mate. Great efforts from Alexander Karaeleft who came 83rd, Ben Armstrong 86th, Connor Whyte 96th, Matthew Harvey 113th, Austin Huntley 116th and Jason Yim 119th. Year 7s I am so proud of each and every one of you boys. It’s never easy running your first race but all boys have big things to come in the future and what’s amazing is that you boys came 4th overall and it’s the most competitive age group in the State.
Then we have the under 15 running over 4kms. Well done to Jordan Abbott who keeps coming up on my report coming 10th which is an awesome effort. Then a man who rises to the occasion Mostyn Drieberg 13th. Who hasn’t raced a 4k before but it was like he had done many. Special mentions to Kostas Karaelefthe 47th, Andy Sinclair 54th, Andrew Bastian 67th, Mika Super 72nd and Liam Sier. Well done boys you all ran so well. Keep it up.
Then we have our Under 16s !! Warning there are a lot guns here!! A fast man who once again turns up on the big stage. Jack Armstrong in a fast finish which got him 5th and Star Athletic Vic gear. Well done Jack. Then Jack Mclean took the race on, showed his strength and came 23rd great work Jack you’re a strong runner. Then Brock Binon well this kid is a superstar who comes 25th in a legendry effort. You’re a gun. Then I saw the boy from Bulleen Patrick Lallo once again showing he’s good in the big time bringing himself to 29th. Murphy Moore another great effort from you coming 33rd. Liam Chambers the big fella showed his class finishing 41st. Oliver Butterworth running strong 58th well done Buddy. Alexander PODGER-DE you’re a super star 110th and the mascot of this winning team. Our 16s won gold which being presented by the Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist Luke Matthews. Well done boys
Now we have our Under 17 covering 6km. The legend Papa coming 20th in a very strong field. Then the Boy from Yarrambat, Luke O’Connell showing passion coming 42nd well done. Special mentions to Jack Egan who keeps improving 46th then a state swimmer unfortunately for him it wasn’t raining but great effort Leon on 49th. Then a man who is always a great team man who puts good efforts in Harry Buttifant coming 62nd. Well done to Pat Laverly who hasn’t been 100% fit rocked up and shows commitment. Max Lameth 74th well done champ. Coxy turns up week in and week out coming 94th and Evan Tzolakis well done mate keep it up.
Under 18 covering 6km in the Yellow Bibs saw the one and only Box Hill’s Kieran Hesse in the Marcellin Singlet in a fast elite pack he definitely showed his class coming from 21st to 10th in the final 1km showing everyone that he is elite. If you didn’t know he has booked his ticket to Nationals in Queensland well done Kieran you’re a hero. Then more elite performances from Collingwood’s Jackson Tierney 22nd and Box Hill’s Finn O’Donnell 23rd wearing the Marcellin outfit. Both finishing strong together well done boys. Then a Year 12 in his last race Daniel Mosbauer coming 64th. Thoughts and Prayers go to our Vice-Captain Joey Veljaca who has suffered Pneumonia. We look forward to you coming back strong Joey as you’re a big part of our team.
Then the Under 20 men were on Covering 2 laps of the 4km. Great run from our state captain and Birthday boy Lachlan Postans who really put in a classy performance getting him into the 22nd position- well done my friend hope you had a great birthday. Outstanding effort from Harry Lal who not only came 32nd but everyone was older than him which is insane, well done Harry. Congrats to Adrian Giamo who ran his first race over 8km finishing 47th great work. Well done boys on coming 3rd and getting a team medal, you all did me proud and it so much fun running with you blokes.
1st XVIII Football - Kye Yodgee
After having a week off with the long weekend, it was important the Eagles switched on to take on the in form team of the competition Trinity. Trinity are currently undefeated for 2018 AGSV season, it was going to be a great challenge for the boys.
Trinity were showing why they were the best team thus far and were having really strong start. It was neck and neck early on but Trinity kicked away in the second quarter and were on top.
At half time the boys needed a reminder on whats on the line, a win could put us in good stead for the rest of the season.
The boys definitely lifted in the third quarter. Probably one of the best quarters of footy the team has played all year. Trent Bianco had a sensational quarter and our forward pressure was immense with Alex Bellchambers, Ezra Miller and Caleb Ostwald were not only putting in defensive efforts but running forward when they had the chance and stacking the goals on the score board. It was an all round team performance in the 3rd quarter, although we can't just play one sensational quarter of footy especially against an inform Trinity side. Trinity slightly lifted in the last quarter and were trying to save the game and that they did, we went down by 13 points to good outfit. I'm certainly confident we can beat this mob, we didn't play our brand of footy as much as we would of liked, if we string 3-4 quarters of intensity and pressure like our 3rd quarter it could of been a slightly different story.
Mentone Grammar. Lets finish the season off strong eagles!!1st Hockey - Javier Jansz
Last week, Marcellin played Camberwell Grammar. After last week’s terrific game which ended up in a draw, we wanted to follow on with our form and hopefully even get a win. We knew that Camberwell would be a very tough opposition, but if we worked together and played as well as we did last week, then we may have a chance of winning. Once the game started it was all very even for the first 10 minutes. Neither side had the advantage and both teams were passing the ball around very well. In a quick sequence of passes, Camberwell managed to get the first goal of the game, followed by another two not long after. Camberwell’s attack was very strong and they were working well as a team in attack. Not long before the half finished, Jack Webber went on a huge run from about halfway all the way into our attacking half, taking a shot from the baseline putting it above the keepers head and managed to get our first goal of the game. We went into halftime losing 3-1. The second half started and with some more great passing between the team, Jack got our second goal of the game by nutmegging the keeper, putting us just one goal behind Camberwell. Unfortunately for us, Camberwell dramatically improved their attack, putting heaps and heaps of pressure on our defence. Luckily for them, they were very accurate in front of goal and didn’t miss many shots at all. The game finished, with Camberwell coming out victorious. The score at the end of the game definitely did not reflect the way that we played the game, and I was super proud of all the effort that our team, especially the younger players put into the game. We have a few weeks rest before we play our final game of the season against Ivanhoe, where we are hoping to finish off the season with a win.
1st XV Rugby - Jordan Hobbs
In round seven of the VSRU, Marcellin 1st XV versed St
Kevin's. This was expected to be a thrilling match up, as both teams were
undefeated after 6 rounds. The first 10 minutes of the game Marcellin played
tremendously, opening the scoring to lead 7-0. Mid way through the 1st half St
Kevin's got a roll on finding holes in our defense to score 3 unanswered tries
plus a penalty kick, taking the lead 7-22. Marcellin scored a great team try
late in the 1st half, which came off the back of a solid lineout and some good
passing through the hands. At half time St Kevin's were on top 12-22.
The second half of the game was a very different result compared to the first. Marcellin missing a few try scoring opportunities and errors compacting, leaving us with minimal ball to attack and forcing us to defend majority of the 35 minutes. A courageous effort by the boys wasn't enough on the day as we experienced our first loss of the season, losing 12-43
1st XI Soccer - Daniel Polazzon
After a much needed week off, the boys looked eager to take away another 3 points and end the away loss streak against PEGS. As the wind and weather set in at Keilor, 34kph gusts looked to test the boys in the first half leading to the boys conceding an early goal. The first time in the competition going down. However we weren't going to let that stop us and through great play in the midfield and strike-force we were able to get a penalty which was calmly finished by Dennis. 1-1 scores level. PEGS looking to hold it out they scored an early one to finish the game 2-1 and with plenty of chances Marcellin wasn't able capitalize. We now look forward to playing Mentone away after the break to gain momentum and confidence for the finals. I wish the boys a productive and safe holidays.