PANTHERS 26-41 (L)
Panthers came onto the court fired up and ready to play Demons. We always knew that it was going to be a tough game but we keep the intensity up and work hard on our individual goals . Demons won 41-26 but this score line did not reflect our game . Krystina TeKanawa-Coffin and Tiffany Chiu worked hard on their communication with the mid court and shot some excellent goals . Becca Miller was on fire and managed to rattle the shooters and got some great intercepts ! Huge thanks go to Ash Miller for playing an half game as WA.
TIGERS 38-26 (W)
Tigers had their first and much deserved win for the season. Great team work and clean passages of play down the court. The defensive end worked hard to restrict DBs shots at goal. Tigers shooters read well off each-other and had some great quick passes, shots and rebounds. Feeding around the circle worked well, with great support from the mid court. Tigers were hungry and chased up every loose ball, putting their bodies on the line. Overall it was a great game they can all be proud of! MVP goes to Jessica Hogan! Thank you to Laura Ayres and Phoebe Cobb for helping with the last quarter and Sally Cranstons availability on the bench.
Everything just "clicked" this week. Passes down the court were flowing. Lots of options in center court. A really fun game for everyone. MVP was Jaimie Mok in center court.
COUGARS 19-26 (L)
It was a frustrating result for Cougars this week who put up a very strong fight against The Giants, a team currently top of the table. Unfortunately it was a weak first quarter that saw us struggling to play catch-up despite standing our ground and keeping things even from the second quarter onwards. In spite of the 19-26 score, Cougars really found our swing this week. Movement around the court was smooth, defence in the circle was tight and some great shooting from newcomer Jen Feng. Nominations for top 'screamers' of the week goes to Sophie Hamon and Sam Lam. Next week we’ll burst a few more ear drums!
LEOPARDS 7-31 (L)
Leopards put drills into practice and saw some fantastic back line passes that moved smoothly down the court. With an increase in trust and talk we saw quicker release of the ball and much better spacing mid court as well as faster moves within our attacking circle. Just need to work on the reset pass, as there were too many forced balls in circle which were turned over by the other team but it was a hard fought game against a better team on the day. Another game in which the score did not reflect how hard we worked, in terms of skill and level of play we matched the other team, but we need to be stronger getting our centre pass away, be careful not to crowd spaces and get those shots up.
WILDCATS 29-26 (W)
This week the Wildcats played as a cohesive unit, with everyone, simply doing their job. Fatigue reared its ugly head in the 3rd quarter (grrr) and we saw some misdirected passes, but we had done enough work in the first half to maintain our lead, and brought it home in the final quarter. Some of the highlights include Kim Hoyle's lolly bag and Denise Lim (in C) missing a pass, obviously disappointed, but remembering Coach Caitlyn's training, picked herself up and won the ball back 2 passes later - excellent hussle! Player of the match goes to Toni Sutton-Marcus for bringing the team together! Well done ladies.
JAGUARS 12-31 (L)
We started off the night confidently with some new combinations, but the Mapgpies took it away in the second quarter and our heads went down. The gap was too much to close, however the 3rd quarter saw our defenders (Ellen Jeffcott, Juliet Perry and Megan Prideaux) put up a gorgeous fight with some great interceptions and tips, to only allow them 6 goals. Even while battling an asthma attack (Ellen Jeffcott)! .We will need to revisit our mid court strategies and the flow into the goal third, also keeping chins up during tough stretches! Our opponents were just the stronger and sharper unit on Monday night and they deserved the win, but we definitely have the skills to give them a run for their money!
CHEETAHS 17-13 (W)
Talk about a nail biting game for the Cheetahs. We played against OTS10 and what we thought would be an easy win for us certainly didn't happen. After a strong start by us, OTS10 fought back and we were neck and neck ending the first quarter with a draw. A tough 2nd quarter followed and their phenomenal shooter didn't help matters, scoring goals from wherever she stood. After a half time pep talk by coach Georgie, we CHEETAHS were determined to win and use the skills and tactics we had been taught in training to get us there. We had some great intercepts by our GD and GK team of Jackie Charlesworth and Claire Best and some quick centre passes from Hannah McManus who was helped by our attack team of Claire Nastri, Helen Bond and Kendal McCarthy to score some goals and finally win the game
LIONS 7-15 (L)
Unfortunately due to wet weather, Valley Lions' game was cut short. In this game, players had the opportunity to work with different partners - due to some new set ups communication became a key factor in the performance. Valley will look to work with different players to practice the set ups and communications.
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