Netball is 90% mental. The other half is physical

Date Played: 18/6/2016

Kia Ora Team: Team 3

Opposition Team Name: St Mary's 3

Kia Ora Score: 23

Opposition Score: 33

The game was: Not our best work. St Mary's being the young things that they are set out with some very successful and full on man on man defence. Instead of us changing up our game to come off the player before dodging and driving to the ball we continued to play our normal style. Unfortunately this was never going to work. Couple that with a significant number of 50/50 passes (we were under alot of pressure from their defence in the goal circle) and not our usual straight line attacking we were never going to come out on top.

A highlight was : Good to see Megan back to nearly full fitness - great 4th quarter at GK!

A special mention to: Courtnee's tenacity on defence never ceases to amaze me. She continued to put pressure on their shooters, hunting for intercepts and basically again upsetting the shooters. Well deserved POD. Special mention also to Penny who had time at both shoot and WA - another very solid game and did a good job of calming and slowing the play when needed.

Following this game we plan to...: Learn from the game and work on counteracting the man on defence style of game.

Thanks to: All the supporters - we had alot of family and friends there. Sorry we didn't come away with the result!

Reporters Name: Becs Todd