2nd lacrosse team from St Swithun's School, Winchester came
runners-up in the 2nd team competition of the recent Rathbones
National Schools Lacrosse Championships at Guildford.
a slow start on the Friday morning, narrowly losing to St Catherine’s Bramley,
the 2nds finished second in their pool to go into Saturday’s play in the top
division. After Saturday’s pool matches
the team were in third place and progressed to the knock-out stage as the competition
came to an exciting conclusion. The team then faced St Catherine’s Bramley for
a second time, taking the game into golden goal overtime and scoring to clinch
a place in the semi-finals where they beat Lady Eleanor Holles School. Facing a
strong Guildford High School they lost a tight and competitive final match 0-1
to finish in second place overall.
coach Miss Kate Nelson-Lee said “I am really proud of the team and what they
achieved at nationals. The second game against St Catherine’s was amazing; in
my 12 years of coaching it is up there with the best games I have ever coached.
The team are a very talented group of girls who work hard in every practice to
team is: Lizzie Umbers, Rose McMillian, Louisa Tice, Emily Wilson, Abi Baker,
Charlotte Sawkins, Suzannah Egleston, Molly McKenna, Georgina
Moffatt, Sophie Cole, Poppy Saraby, Jodie Russell (captain), Lily Morgan
(vice), Sophia Boardman, Georgina Bayliss, Sophie Bennett, Natalia Smithers and coach Miss Nelson-Lee