Sweet sweet victory

Kia Ora 3 vs WEGC
WIN 35 – 28
POD Anna

The game was: Sweet sweet victory!  What a game to end the season on, every single one of you ladies gave it your all on court and worked so well together to pull off a great win!

We have stamped our foot in this grade because we belong here, never mind the little ups and downs we’ve had this round because this game was a pure example of the mojo we had in round 1!  Everything flowed through the whole court as if we’d played these new combos all season, it was so beautiful to watch.

Nic and Katy in defence dominated together getting the most turnover ball between them and Megan was on fire at WD tipping balls left right and centre, hustling her WA and confusing the space which forced a lot of passing errors.  They treasured possession and were always an option to pass to as they helped bring the ball down court.  Nic was also awarded POD by the opposition, she definitely puts her body on the line and is a force to be reckoned with!

Anna banana had her best game of the season earning herself POD.  She went back to C this week and had an amazing attacking and defensive game.  Her feeds where on point her drives were well timed and even though she was exhausted and couldn’t be as vocal, her presence on court was felt and always made herself available.  She gained 5 intercepts of which 3 of them were converted to goals and just had a solid game from start to finish!

We welcomed Trina back this week into a more familiar position at WA, she’s the perfect example of a great feeder!  She knew exactly what space to pass to in the shooting circle and every time it would fall into the hands of Courtnee and Ash who also had outstanding games.  This combination just worked and both of them had so much confidence in themselves and each other.  They were always there to back each other up and gave us the highest score we’ve had this round – in fact, it was 2nd highest of the whole season!

A highlight was: Our last quarter! We had been going neck and neck for the first three quarters and let them creep ahead by a goal at the end of the third quarter.  The girls stepped it up another level leaving the school girls to eat out dust! (age aint nothing but a number!) We won the last quarter 11 – 4 by sheer determination and strength, our defence was incredible our attacking flowed brilliantly and it was great to end on a massive high!

Thanks to: Firstly thanks to Tash for your support and being on our sideline in case Ash or Trina needed a rest, I know you would have slotted in nicely if we needed you to take court.  To Kaille who comes and supports all our games and is often my support person on the sideline. To Courtnee’s family who come to every game and everyone else who comes along to support, it makes such a difference to have an 8th player on court and we really appreciate it! To Toddy for letting me stay involved with the team after injury, it’s really helped lift my spirits and has been great working with you.  Most of all thanks to the team! Such a great bunch of beautiful people!  Thank you for a great season you’ve worked so hard all year and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this team.