The South West Rally took place on the 5 October with all senior teams playing a high standard of lacrosse. This year was particularly successful as all three teams qualified for their respective championship division.
The 1sts started off the day winning every game in their pool playing consistently good lacrosse including beating our rivals Downe House. After coming second in the championship pool, we qualified for the semi-finals, meeting Downe House once again. Despite a closely contested match we just missed out on the finals by one goal.
The 2nds stormed through their pool also winning all their matches. They then went on to win their championship pool, to be drawn against Godolphin in the semi-final. After a 3-1 win, their next opponent was St Swithun’s in the grand final. The students carried on their momentum to take the win 4-2 and win the seconds championship division – this is a huge achievement for St Helen’s.
The 3rds had a tough pool, having to compete in the seconds division. However, they rose to the challenge, also qualifying for the championship division. Although they faced some losses and didn’t proceed to the semis, it was a great achievement to get this far.
Overall, it was an excellent day of lacrosse for all three teams and we hope to continue this success throughout the year.
Zoë, Sports Captain