Digging Deep with Defense !

Date Played: 5/21/2016

Kia Ora Team: Team 8

Opposition Team Name: St Francis 2

Kia Ora Score: 21

Opposition Score: 18

The game was: This was going to be a interesting game with both teams positioned mid table - us in 5th position and St Francis in 6th. This was going to be a tough one.

A highlight was : We were trying a different combination on attack with the aim to start strong and build a lead at the end of the 1st quarter. We didn't quite start as strong as we would have liked but we put up a 3 goal buffer going into the 2nd with St Francis tying the game at the half at 9 goals a piece. From this point something changed in the team where ball control started to improve and the defence stepped up big time, intercepts and rebounds started to play a part in mid court but in particular with Abby at GK and Amaria at GD with some solid defence in the 4th quarter, putting the opposition under big pressure and creating errors. We didn't panic and put away the goals needed to win the game! Everyone played their part well and we can only get stronger as a team as we start to learn each others strengths.

A special mention to: Stand out for the game was "Captain Abby" at GK who was my pick as player of the day! Awesome defence in the 4th was the highlight! Special mention to Amaria, Emma and Amy showing that pressuring your opponent and playing with intensity will pay off and I know the whole team would agree that this is what we need to do with every game.

Following this game we plan to...: Start strong and own the 1st quarter. Make the goals count and reduce the amount of errors on attack.

Thanks to: Our supporters who came to cheer us on!

Reporters Name: Rob Osman