Going from strength to strength

Kia Ora Team: Kia Ora 13

Opposition Team Name: Ories 4

Kia Ora Score: 14

Opposition Score: 22

The game was: This game took at least 5 years off my life and left me with a sore throat from all the yelling! We went in to this game knowing that it would be tough and physical, against a team who dropped from the grade above and were sitting at the top of the table. So when we were up by one at the end of the first quarter spirits were definitely high! The game was faster and more physical (especially in the circle) than we are used to and the team more than held their own on the court!

A highlight was : Our midcourt had an amazing game with well timed drives and everyone making a real effort to get in front of their partners. There were also some fantastic tips and intercepts within this area and all of the girls remembered to stick to their own game and slow the ball down (which rattled the opposition a bit). Centre pass off was also looking A LOT better this week!
Our defence had a massive challenge this week against a really strong GS in particular. Becky and Tara held their own though, with both getting a number of tips and managing to stand their ground in the circle (Not an easy thing this week!).
For our shooting combo of Kate and Marie it was always going to be a tough week as we didn't have any back up shooters. Both dug deep and had really great games. These two are starting to work really well together within the circle and Marie is learning to move as a GA when we switch things up without much warning!

A special mention to: POD this week went to Marie. We know GA isn't your favourite but you always give 100% on the court and stay positive! Some great driving off the centre pass off, an amazing goal in the first quarter and great positioning in the circle (with a couple of excellent rebounds)!
Tara and Becky also deserve mentions for holding their own within that opposition circle!

Following this game we plan to...: We lost a lot of ball in trying to force the ball in to the circle so will focus on our feeding with different combinations

Thanks to: Our support crew who come week after week and join us in all of the sideline yelling, our refs and Ories for a really challenging game