Sporting Highlights - 1 December 2017

We start by congratulating Tiana F on her recent Tennis success. Her involvement in an ITF ranked tournament resulted in her reaching the final of the doubles and the last sixteen of the singles. As an U15, she is now back in the U18 top 1000 players! A fantastic achievement being three years young. 

Girls' Hockey
The U15B team recorded an excellent win against local rivals Bede's. After taking a 2-0 lead into half time, the team played well to score once more and win 3-1. Isabella A, Ploy A and Emilie J were the goal scorers.

In the 1st XI match that took place on Thursday, the girls earned a well-deserved 3-3 draw. Leading 2-1 at the interval, the second half saw Bede's score twice and Lancing once in what was a very entertaining encounter. Goals were scored by Georgia T, Eugenie D and Molly C-H. MVP was Maddie S. 

On Tuesday, the U15A team took on its furthest journey and arguably its most difficult fixture at Bradfield. With the opponents flying high in the Southern Schools League, the Lancing team produced the performance of the season to draw 1-1. After good work from Sumin K and Jake B, Isaac A gave the team the lead in the first half. The boys created more chances and could have put the result out of sight, only for Bradfield to grab a late equaliser. The wholes team should receive high praise for the way they played and worked hard for one another. MVP was Sumin Ki.

Lancing played Harrow School in a closely-fought encounter across 1st, 2nd and Junior age groupings. The 1st team started strongly with wins for Jonah B (the new U13 national champion) and Toby R. With two subsequent losses, the game then fell on the shoulders of Anje B to close the tie – which she duly did.

The 2nd team game was held at 2 matches each, then Seb B stepped up and won his rubber to give Lancing the victory. The Lancing Juniors proved much too strong, winning all their matches comfortably and proving the future is bright for Lancing squash. 

The Senior boys’ team took on Seaford this week. It was a great performance with wins from Angus N and Arya G in the doubles, and Joe R and Angus N in the singles. At 3-3, a deciding tie break was played by Joe and Angus, which they duly won for Lancing to take home the win. MVP was Angus for winning both his singles and doubles.