Day 2 of the National Youth Championships (NYC) 2018, and the 18s Boys NSWCHS team remains undefeated, with a significant win (7-5) over QSST to break the Queensland team’s two-year NYC winning streak. These two teams remain first and second on the ladder in their pool at the end of play on Day 2.
In the other 18s Boys pool, yesterday’s top team, the SQ Sharks, moved down a couple of rungs after a 6-8 loss to the CQ Bulls, who’ve taken that top spot, with NSTWA Dev in second place after an 11-5 win against NSWCIS and a 13-3 win to the Western Tigers.
In the Affiliated states, the Boys Western Tigers sit one position above the NT in their pool, and the SA Roosters sit above the Vic Storm in theirs.
After two losses yesterday, local Sunshine Coast Boys team the Pineapples had a sweeter day, with a win against the SA Roosters and a draw with the NQ Cyclones, so they currently sit fourth on the ladder in their pool.
Boys invitational team NZ had a narrow win in a high-scoring game (10-9) against the NQ Cyclones, and a 7-9 loss against the SWQ Swans.
In the Girls 18s, Youth World Cup player-packed team QSST remains top of the ladder in their pool, after a 13-2 win against the SWQ Swans and 19-4 against Vic Storm.
QSST Girl’s current strongest NSW competition, NSWCHS, also remain undefeated and at the top of the ladder in their pool, after a 10-1 win against SA Roosters and a 8-4 win against NZ.
The Girls SQ Sharks also remain undefeated and just behind QSST in their pool, while NSWCCC also had a day of wins and are in second place in their pool.
In the Girls Affiliates states, the ACT Raiders are inching up their ladder. After playing tough teams yesterday, they had some more evenly matched games on Day 2 managed an 8-6 win against the SA Roosters, who sit just behind them on the ladder, above local team the Pineapples and also the NT. In the other pool, Tas sits a little above the Vic Storm.
In the National Schools Cup, it was de ja vu in all divisions ahead of finals day (day 3).
The Helensvale 7/8 Girls again finished the day top of the ladder, again followed by All Hallows School.
The same in the 9/10 Girls pool – Helensvale repeated yesterday’s day-topping performance to finish first on the ladder, closely followed by Cavendish Road State High School and Saint Joseph’s Regional College. While in the other 9/10 Girls pool, the Cathedral College yet again dominated.
Also in the 7/8 Boys… Cavendish Road State High School once again prevailed. And in the 9/10 Boys, Coombabah State High finished above them in one pool, and Iona College topped the other.