Dockers Cup hat trick for girls’ football teamPosted in on Monday, 14 August, 2017
Grand final day looked to be a day for the traditional footballer, with a weather forecast of heavy showers and wind. Nevertheless, 20 Year 7 girls looked to back up their previous strong performances in the ACC Dockers Cup.
Four schools won their way through to the grand final in a battle to stake their claim as 2017 champions. MCC were joined by Corpus Christi, Emmanuel and La Salle at Ferndale Reserve for the occasion.
Round One saw MCC shoot out of the blocks against Emmanuel, taking advantage of a strong first half breeze to lead 47-0 at half time. Moerah Korok started the day with a bang, dishing out ‘don’t argues’ that would have made Dustin Martin tremble and the forward line functioned well to kick goals on a regular basis. The second half saw a more competitive Emmanuel, but the damage had already been done in the first half with MCC cruising to victory. Final score 63-17.
Round Two’s match-up against La Salle would prove a physical one with multiple injuries occurring throughout the game. MCC won the toss again and kicked with the wind, making the most of it kicking 4.6 to 2.0. Although a little wasteful in front of goal, the girls were confident they would buck the trend of poor performances against the breeze. Not to be outdone, La Salle were accurate in front of goal which kept them in the match, but MCC steadied through a classy goal from Izzy Taylor. This ultimately saw them through with a 6.8 (44) to 5.0 (30) scoreline.
Heading into the final round MCC had their destiny in their hands. Win and the title would be theirs. Lose and Corpus would hoist the trophy. With everything on the line the girls produced their best game for the day when it counted, laying countless tackles and pressure that would have made the Year 7 Boys scared to play them. While the game was close for the most part, MCC never looked in doubt of letting the game slip. Two standout goals from Jenna Rubie put the result beyond doubt and gave the girls the title of champions. Final score 4.2 (26) to 1.3 (9).
Standout players for the day included:
• Moerah Korok – Starred through the middle of the ground and looked head and shoulders above the rest of the competition
• Sophia Bassett-Scarfe – Worked tirelessly throughout the day as a constant target around the ground
• Isabella Taylor – Courageous at every contest she went to and kicked goals in key situations
• Jenna Rubie – Played her best when the team needed her, kicking two spectacular goals in tough conditions.
Thanks must go to Mrs Rubyann McCarthy, the College’s AFL girls coach, who got the girls through their preliminary rounds and has done a great job with them and to Mrs Sue Cocivera for her coaching skills.
Their assistance is greatly appreciated.
Well done to the Year 7 Girls! 2017 Dockers Cup Champions!
Mr Danny Chartres
MCC AFL coach