Hello all, and welcome to edition four of the ‘Spotlight on Sport’ blog. As mentioned in the previous post, there was plenty of sporting action in the last fortnight at La Trobe, with huge clashes between the colleges in tennis and footy (AFL) taking place.
Intercollege tennis was played on Wednesday the 27th April, with Menzies and Chisholm colleges desperately needing to take a clean sweep to catch up to the Glenn college juggernaut. However, it was not to be for Menzies and Chisholm, with Glenn again dominating, winning five out of six matches against Menzies and all games against Chisholm, assisted by an enormous support crew of boozy blokes dressed in white. The Glenn men were particularly devastating, making the other colleges look like amateurs against professionals as they breezed past all-comers. The only team to register a win over any Glenn team was in the women’s division, with the two games between Menzies and Glenn girls resulting in a win for each college.
Following another commanding display by Glenn, it was expected that they would continue their momentum into the footy on the Sunday. Although, this was not the case, with the Menzies women causing a major boil over in a low scoring game and setting up what may have been a turning point in the Sporty Cup for Menzies. With Chisholm withdrawing both teams from the footy competition, the game between the Menzies and Glenn men was of vast importance for both colleges and only intensified the rivalry of the two colleges. However, it was not to be for the Menzies lads, as Glenn took control from the get go, cruising to an easy win on the scoreboard, but not without a fight or two from the spirited Menzies college, who went down swinging.
The results from last week’s sports has placed Glenn on top with an extremely healthy lead over the next challenger in Menzies, followed by Chisholm who have not progressed after tennis and footy. With not a lot of sport on the horizon, it appears Glenn are far and away the favourite to take out the Sporty Cup.
GLENN – 20
MENZIES – 8
CHISHOLM – 5
By Tennyson Tinning