DSG U14 side earn­ing re­spect in pool

The Herald (South Africa) - - SCHOOL SPORT -

THE DSG U14 wa­ter polo team have es­tab­lished them­selves as one of the lead­ing out­fits in the Eastern Cape fol­low­ing some qual­ity per­for­mances re­cently.

Af­ter their suc­cess in the Peter Cuff tour­na­ment in East Lon­don, where they beat Stir­ling to win the ti­tle, they got the bet­ter of Pear­son at the week­end.

The Pear­son side showed their cre­den­tials in the re­cent Roedean tour­na­ment in Johannesburg, where they fin­ished sixth -- the best of the Eastern Cape teams.

DSG con­trolled the game from start to fin­ish in the DSG In­door Aquatic Cen­tre on Satur­day, run­ning out com­fort­able 7-1 win­ners.

DSG teams also com­peted against Alexander Road and Woodridge at the week­end.

Pear­son High showed why they are one of the top schools in the coun­try with a 12-1 win over DSG.

How­ever, the other matches were far more com­pet­i­tive and DSG won 10 of the 15 matches they played.

It was in the ju­nior di­vi­sions, es­pe­cially, where DSG showed their strength, win­ning seven of eight matches in the U15 and U14 age groups.

DSG also hosted United King­dom school Ip­swich High, who toured the Eastern and Western Cape.

The vis­i­tors brought two U16 net­ball teams and an U16 hockey team. DSG pit­ted their U15A and U15B net­ball teams against the tourists and came out on top in both matches, win­ning 23-7 and 23-6 re­spec­tively, while the DSG U14A hockey team ran out 4-1 vic­tors.

Re­flect­ing on the matches, DSG di­rec­tor of sport Chris Hib­bert said: “It is al­ways tough play­ing un­known op­po­si­tion and, be­ing out of sea­son as well, it meant we asked a lot of our girls.

“Although rusty in the early stages of the matches, the girls showed great char­ac­ter and per­formed su­perbly to out­play the tour­ing op­po­si­tion.

“It was, of course, more about meet­ing new peo­ple and ex­pos­ing our girls to a dif­fer­ent sport­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

“It was won­der­ful to have the girls from Ip­swich High join us in Gra­ham­stown and all the games were played in a won­der­ful spirit.”

SPORT­ING MILE­STONE: DSG head­mistress Shel­ley Frayne con­grat­u­lates Mia van der Nest on earn­ing 100 caps for the first wa­ter polo team

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