Plasie spirit ruled the day

On the weekend of 27 May, Merensky High School once again proved the saying: “’n Plasie gaan lê nooit” true, when all the winter sports teams competed in league games against Ben Vorster High School.

True Plasie spirit reigned supreme on and off the field. An abundance of blue blooded supporters cheered every soccer, hockey, netball and rugby team on, to give their all for Merensky.

The excitement kicked off with soccer matches played on Friday afternoon. Merensky’s junior team won the day with a 2-0 score. The seniors had to be satisfied with a 2-3 final score after a killer game.

On the hockey fields, both the boy and girl teams excelled. The u.14 girls started the day with a magnificent 5-0 win, with Emma Dalrymple-Hay and Luné Fritz named players of the match. Both the u.15 and u.16 teams conceded their games, 0-3 and 0-1. Although the 2nd team match yielded no goals until deep into the second half, Ben Vorster managed the winning goal. Monique Zhanda was player of the match. The Plasies were overjoyed when the first team proved their superiority with a 1-0 winning score. Congratulations to Roelien O’Neill, player of the match.

The u.16 hockey boys won 1-0.  They played as a team and worked together on the field. Endurance, teamwork and spirit kept them going during attacking and defending. Doran Kleynhans scored a beautiful field goal. Men of the match were Johan Strydom and Talon Griffiths.

The First boys played the game of the season and scored three breath taking goals while keeping a clean sheet. Scoring was opened from an overhead by Dillon de Lange which Luann Botha put in the box with an absolutely exquisite first touch. JJ Davis doubled the score with the most composed finish of his career. Ryan Jackson also got rewarded with a goal for his midfield dominance throughout the match. Merensky hockey would like to thank their main sponsor, Allesbeste, for their continued support through all the years.

Although the u.14B netball team boasts a 13-6 win, the other teams had to bow the knee.

On the rugby field the junior teams did the Plasies proud. In a nail biting finish, the u.14’s lost 21-22. The u.15 team, however, showed their mettle by winning the Ben Vorster flag-ship team 20-10. Unfortunately, the Plasie seniors need to go back to the drawing board in preparation for the following league games. Refer to Merensky High School’s Facebook page (hsmerensky) for all the individual scores.