2013 Season Start
Bendigo Juniors Team Photo
Bendigo Juniors watching games
The 2013 Lacrosse season has started at last, with the opening round of State League Women's and Men's competition being played on Saturday, 13th of April, up at Bendigo for the 2nd year running.
It was great to see Bendigo running a development clinic and a game for some of the local school children in the area this year. The Juniors enjoyed the experience of playing Lacrosse in the opening round (Eltham and MCC supplied them with player shirts), watching how the men's teams warmed up and how the game was played at senior level.
The first of the women's games saw Williamstown and Eastside play out a thrilling match with Williamstown defeating Eastside in a close fought out game 6goals to 5.
The second women's game was a repeat of last year's grand final, with Newport again showing they will be the team to beat. The final score being Newport 13 defeating Footscray 7.
The men's games were all played with tremendous spirit with 3 of the 4 games being decided by a goal, indicating it could be a tight competition this year.
The first game was between Eltham and MCC, with Eltham holding 11 goals to 6 lead into the last five minutes. The game looked safe, but MCC with a late rush fell agonisingly short, finally losing 11 goals to 10.
Williamstown, last year's premiers, showed they will be the team to beat by handing out a reasonably comfortable win 13 goals to 6 over Surrey Park.
Caulfield and Camberwell again played out a close game with Caulfield finally winning 10 goals to 9.
The final game was between Malvern and Footscray, both in the finals last year, played out a nail biting finish with Malvern coming out with a 11 to 10 win in overtime.
Chadstone had the bye for the opening round and have started their season with a loss against Surrey Park in round 2 last weekend, the score being 15 to 2.