Sporting Highlights - 19 January 2018

Congratulations go to Grace B, who has been selected to attend a national water polo academy organised by Swim England. This is following a recent competition she took part in, in Birmingham.

Tuesday saw us host our annual Midwinter Prep Schools' Swimming Gala, with a record eight schools and 30 teams entered! We thank all who helped with the smooth running of one of our largest events.

Cross Country
It has been a big week for our runners. On Saturday, the Club took on the might of the 6 mile course for the Knole Run. This is a huge event that attracts 40 schools. Paul H was our first runner home, with Oliver Y running extremely well. On Wednesday, the teams then took on the Sussex Championships. Paul was our first Senior runner home, and Finn H did the same for the Juniors. Thanks go to all who took part.

The 1st XI concluded its league campaign on Wednesday with a 2-1 won over Ibstock Place. Under lights at Culver Road, the team produced a good first half performance, and goals were scored by Will B and Elian C, with Luke H being voted as MVP. This means the team finishes fifth, with only two losses all season. The last time the team was beaten was in mid-October!

Boys' Hockey
The 1st XI started its Saturday campaign in fine style with a solid 4-0 victory over KES Witley. Winning 1-0 at half time, the team pulled away in the second half to add three more. Goals were scored by Joe H, Luke H and two from Ollie J. MVP was Michael L.

Last Saturday the Netball Club took on Ardingly College in 10 matches. It was a successful block, with Lancing winning four matches. The girls scored 163 goals, with the biggest margin of victory coming from the U14C team. In its 21-13 win, MVP was Natasha M.

The U15C team won 12-9 with the MVP being Isabella A; the U15B team won 17-11 (MVP Tiana F); and the 2nd VII fought hard to grab a 31-27 win. This was the ‘game of the day’ with the lead being exchanged a number of times. By half time the strong defensive work of Vira V and Louise H enabled Lancing to take back possession of the ball, and with good shooting from MVP Liubov V, Lancing took a lead that was never surrendered.

On Thursday, the Squash Club travelled to Eton for its annual block. Team of the day was the U14 quartet who won 4-1. Debut victories came from Ollie C, Alice C, Isaac P and Thor R.