Sporting Highlights - 1 February 2019

Badminton
On Thursday our 1st VIII U18 mixed Badminton team faced a very talented Eastbourne College. In doubles, Kitty P and Ryan N won an impressive four out of six matches, and Ryan N and Owen C continued their success by winning their singles matches 21-16. However, this was not enough to defeat an impressive Eastbourne side.

Football
Good luck to our U14A boys’ football team who take on Dorothy Stringer on Tuesday 5 February at 2.00pm in the County Cup Semi-Final. The match will be played here at the College and your support is very welcome.

Hockey
The U14As played a good game against a strong Bede’s side. Numerous chances were created following some excellent passages of play. Sadly they could not convert these chances and went in to half time 2-0 down. Notable performances from Jamie Ch and MVP Henry H were not enough to bring us back in to the game, which ended 4-0 to Bede's. 

The U14B team put their first point on the board for the season against Bede’s. They played fantastically well as a team in both defence and attack, resulting in a well-deserved draw. MVP goes to goal keeper Oliver L who kept the opposition at bay on numerous occasions.

Netball
On Wednesday the 1st VII netball team travelled to Essex to play the third round of a National Plate tournament. The girls took on a very physical Brentwood side, managing to keep a close score line with excellent defence from Sophie W and Abby H. Heading into the final quarter Lancing played strongly to win the quarter 14-10, but this wasn’t quite enough to take the victory, with the final score being a loss of 40-32. MVP was Anna F.

Squash
In Tuesday’s block fixture again Christ’s Hospital Alice C was the stand out player in a tough fixture winning both her U15 fixture as well as her U18 girl’s fixture. The U14 team continue to impress, although they were narrowly beaten 3-2. Oscar S and Conor L both won their games.

Lancing battled the elements to face Harrow in an epic showdown on Thursday afternoon. Jonah B played a highly anticipated match with Harrow’s number one and beat his U6 opponent 3-0. Our first and second teams were quite well matched and fought with Lancing grit, but sadly Harrow took the day overall. Fortunately, our U15 team provided a well-earned taste of victory, beating Harrow two matches to one, with Isaac P and Alice C especially showing Harrow what they are capable of and earning themselves the title of joint MVP.

Swimming
This year’s County Swimming Championships started last Saturday with five Lancing College Swimming Club (LCSC) swimmers taking part and five medals won in the 1500m event.

Grace S won bronze in the Girls’ U14 event, and came fifth overall in the junior championship event. George C won gold in the U14 event, and bronze in the junior boys' championship. James R took silver in the U14 event and was fourth overall in the junior championship, while Archie N won his heat with a personal best, and placed fifth place overall.

At the County Relay Championships on Sunday the boys' junior team was one of the youngest teams competing, finishing in eighth place and just outside medal finals.

George C, James R, and Archie N swam in the junior boys’ team and were joined by Rosie H, Grace S and Thomas B, who all performed very well in their respective relays.

We wish them luck for the remaining events at this year’s County Championships.