Rivalry shows in Marist Netball Carnival
A 12-8 WIN to Trinity Catholic College in the local derby against St John's College Woodlawn highlighted the second day of the Australasian Marist Netball Carnival in Lismore yesterday.
Trinity went into the day unbeaten in the main draw with Lyza Burvill, Meg Fry, Emma Sculley and Hannah Sculley among its best players.
"There was a big crowd for that game and there is a friendly rivalry there," competition organiser Matt Barlow said.
"Woodlawn was actually up 6-5 at halftime, so it was a really good contest.
"Both teams look to be in good form."
Sacred Heart College, Adelaide, was also unbeaten yesterday while St Mary's Catholic College at Casino gave a good account of themselves.
"Casino had a good win first up and are probably travelling better than they expected," Barlow said.
"A lot of the girls here are representative players and it has been a high standard."
About 180 girls have turned out for the three-day competition.
There were 17 schools from across Australia playing games on eight courts.
"Most of the teams flew here but there are plenty of parents and support staff getting around," Barlow said.
"It has made for a great atmosphere and we should have an exciting finish."
Finals will be played around noon at the Marie Mackney courts today.