Euroa 22 lt St Mary’s 37.
Euroa 37 d St Mary’s 35.
It was a very tight game at Nagambie against Alexandra on Sunday.
It was even across the board with the teams going goal for goal in the first quarter before Alex capitalised on our mistakes and took the lead.
Alexandra was up and looking very confident and strong, but with a few changes at the breaks we were able to claw our way back into the game with scores even again.
In the third quarter we were able to take the lead by four goals, however Alexandra was not going down without a fight, getting to within one goal in the dying seconds.
Luckily we were able to hold on to take the win.
We are fortunate to have a very versatile team, being able to use a variety of combinations.
We have been working on a few structured plays and they are working well.
We will need to work on our passes if we are to be competitive against St Mary’s, but we are confident we can produce quality netball against the top team.
The Nagambie Outdoors award went to Evie Merrifield. Evie always listens to advice and will give everything a go.
Well done pocket rocket.
Our girls turned up to play as we took on Alex at home.
We got off to a great start with Olivia and Bree finding plenty of space in the mid court, and Sarah and Shae combining beautifully in the ring.
With accurate shooting we took a four-goal lead into quarter-time.
The second quarter was a much more even game.
Monique, Ella and Amelia defended well and the half-time margin was the same.
A few changes going into the third quarter saw Sarah move into WA, bringing Grace into goals with Shae. Abbey came on into centre which saw Bree move into WD.
These changes seemed to throw the girls off their game and Alex took advantage, winning the quarter by one goal.
The last quarter saw our girls settle into their roles.
Amelia, Ella and Bree intercepted any ball they could, moving the ball down the court with Abbey and Sarah.
Shae and Grace took control in the goal ring, taking advantage of every opportunity to come away with a seven-goal win.
Well done girls. Everyone gave 100 per cent and took on their role, and it was a great game to watch.
The Billy Burgers awards went to Amelia and Ella for a fantastic game in defence.
Score: Tabilk 28 d Alex 21.
This was an exciting game especially the first half, when scores were level at 18 goals apiece.
But unfortunately Alex played a better third quarter than our girls, our error count in the one quarter was huge and the mistakes were flowing all over the court.
But in saying that, the girls regrouped, battled to the end and didn’t give up the chase and won the last quarter to prove they are real finals contenders.
The Maxam weekly award went to Mikayla who played a standout game in defence.
She was intercepting a lot of balls and moved the ball down the court on many occasions.
Score: Tabilk 29 lt Alex 38.
It was another arctic start to our Saturday morning netball this week but as usual the girls of the SJNA took to the courts with great enthusiasm and ready to play.
This week Seymour Green was without Tahlia (who stepped up to help the under-11 team) and Tilly, so we had just seven players.
The girls enjoyed playing a full game and worked had for four quarters.
Gabby and Olivia read the play beautifully, taking numerous intercepts and giving the attack end every opportunity to convert some goals. And that they did.
Georgia and Evelyn worked well together in goals, showing more confidence in taking the shot.
They were fed the ball smartly and accurately by Chloe (who was captain for the day) and Harper.
The second half saw Evelyn move into the centre and link the game nicely, earning her a McDonald’s sports award.
Brianna stepped up into WA and gave it her all.
It was an evenly matched game but Seymour Green’s defence has to be commended for the countless intercepts and loose ball pick-ups.
Gabby was the other award winner for playing four solid quarters in defence and attack.
With an icy cold start in Broadford, the Redbacks needed the first quarter to warm up and settle into the game against a determined Broadford White.
This game was tough from the start as we had three experienced players not available, away on school camp.
Tahlia from the under-9s stepped up to complete our team this week. Thanks Tahlia for your efforts.
In her captain’s role Mandessah won the toss and organised the pre-game stretches and warm-ups.
In the first half Kayla, Grace and Lizzie rotated in the mid-court, keeping themselves busy with lots of running up and down the court.
With plenty of turnovers the ball travelled to our defensive end where Mandessah and Clodagh worked tirelessly showing great determination in defence all game.
With very limited scoring opportunities our shooters Tahlia and Madi struggled to keep warm.
In the second half the girls rotated in several positions, some playing out of their comfort zone, but to their credit they all stood up to the challenge.
Our focus this week at training will be our footwork.
Seymour Purple played St Pat’s Green at a freezing Kilmore.
It was a close game but our passing game wasn’t strong enough against such a good team and we lost 6-8.
Our shooters Emily, Sonya, Sophie A and Sophie M did a great job in the goal circle.
Sophie M, our youngest shooter, is developing into quite a good shot — well done.
Holly, Chloe and Ava did a great job in defence.
Despite being frozen solid, Holly was able to intercept several key passes — a great effort.
Remy and Sonya did some great work in attack and were fantastic in getting the ball to our shooters.
Sonya was player of the week for her hard work and great passes.
Well done team, even the lovely umpires commented on how much you have improved this season.
Well motivated after the Term 2 break, Seymour Stingers travelled to Kilmore on Saturday to take on St Pat’s.
This round didn’t disappoint, with the Stingers coming out on fire, serving up a great game of speed and aggression.
Team Stingers have found their mojo and we witnessed a game of fast turnovers, constant pressure and accuracy.
St Pat’s too was all class, keeping the pressure on Stingers throughout the game.
Stingers will take to the training track this week with a commitment to improve upon obstruction and stepping penalties.
With the end of season near, the competition is heating up and we look forward to the weeks ahead.
Final score was Stingers 23 defeated St Pats 6.
Round 11 had a real arctic feel about it as we returned to play Wondong White this week.
The girls braved the cold winds in a thrilling game which went goal for goal every quarter, right down to the very last minutes.
Settling into their positions, Janaya (GK), Brandy and Bronte (GD) and Oryiana (WD) from the first centre pass showed aggression for the ball with great defensive skills, making their opponents earn every goal.
Setting up the plays in bringing the ball down the court were Lily (GA), Lucy (WA) and Kiara (GS), who worked wonderfully together and netted some awesome goals.
Polly was a key linking player and displays true sportsmanship in adapting to any position given.
During the past few games the girls have really come together as a team and it’s been a pleasure to watch their hard work being rewarded, and they earned this week’s win 25-23.