HATHERLEIGH 54 d ROBE 36
IN the showcase game of the Mid South East netball ANZAC round, Robe hosted Hatherleigh an honoured Australian service people on the sacred weekend.
Hatherleigh claimed a convincing win in the end, but the day was one to remember for all sides playing.
Robe came out strong in the first quarter, with lots of pressure all over the court and accurate shooting by Tori Gluyas in goals.
Georgia Perkins was making it hard work for Hatherleigh’s goalies Maddie Redman and Lacey Haines, getting her hands to lots of balls.
Unfortunately Robe’s Alannah Campbell went down with an ankle injury in the opening term, with her side up by one goal at the first break.
The second quarter saw Robe keep up the fight, with Cartia Borrelli into goal defence.
Hatherleigh started to apply pressure all over the court, as Lara McGregor made it tough for Robe’s Kim Ross.
Hatherleigh’s accuracy in goals picked up, while Robe found it hard to pass into goals, with intense pressure from Maddie Pulmer and Sarah Broodhead.
Hatherleigh took a two-goal lead into half time.
In the third term Pulmer went to the attacking end of the court and was strong under the ring.
Redman changed to the defensive end and was a huge asset, bringing the ball down the court with strong leads.
This saw Hatherleigh up by 13 at the final break.
Hatherleigh pushed on in the final term to claim the comfortable victory.
Tegan Merrett worked tirelessly at wing attack for Hatherleigh and was rewarded with the Eileen Canny ANZAC Memorial Medal.
Best players for Hatherleigh were Lacey Haines and Broodhead and for Robe, Georgia Perkins and Tory Gluyas.
KALANGADOO 52 d MOUNT BURR 45
Kalangadoo claimed a hard-fought victory over Mount Burr.
Mount Burr started the game strong, with pressure and a high work rate from circle defenders Heidi Clark and Madi Haggett which forced Kalangadoo goaler’s Abbey Duncan and Melissa Russell to word hard to find space.
Clark began to make her mark on the game, reading the play well to take many timely intercepts.
Kalangadoo’s youngster Kori Collins worked hard at wing defence to take countless intercepts to help Kalangadoo go to the first break in front with the smallest of margins.
During the second quarter Kalangadoo’s Chelsea Croser and Chloe Pratt stepped up their intensity, forcing errors from Mount Burr’s attack to help Kalangadoo extend the margin to six going into half time.
Mid-way through the third quarter an injury to Kori Collins provided an opportunity for Kalangadoo junior Sophie Wrightson to hit the court for her first A Grade match at wing attack, with Kalangadoo moving Jane Auld to wing defence.
Mount Burr goal shooter Ebony Clark had a solid third quarter and missed just one goal from 10 attempts to help the Mozzies peg back the score to go into three quarter time down 41-37.
The final quarter continued at a high intensity with Mount Burr’s Laura Schultz positioning well to feed her goaler’s with precision.
Haggett continued to work hard on Kalangadoo’s Ebony McDiarmid who was positioning well for her feeders.
Through Kalangadoo’s defensive pressure and experience they were able to extend the lead out to seven at the final whistle.
Best players for Kalangadoo were Croser and Collins, with Sarah Nulty and Heidi Clark best for Mount Burr.
GLENCOE 62 d TANTANOOLA 52
Another tight contest played out between Glencoe and Tantanoola, with the Murphies claiming the win by 10 goals.
Glencoe started well with an intercept from Sarah Edwards and a quick conversion from Caitlin Hentschke to set the scene.
Tantanoola’s Emma Gould used her body strength and held well all game, with 12 goals in the first quarter and the match tied at 16 apiece at the first break.
Within the first five minutes of the second quarter Glencoe took a huge blow with Malinda Markiewicz taking a fall and leaving the court injured for the remainder of the game.
This meant new club recruit Taitlyn Rothe took the court in goal attack, with Rothe and Hentschke combining well and finding space with ease.
Tantanoola’s Vic Lucas stepped up for her team to take some timely intercepts at the centre pass, but smart play by Donna Jeaschke and Ashlea Edwards in Glencoe’s attack meant the Murphies went into half time with a seven-goal lead.
During the third quarter Tantanoola stepped up the defensive pressure and Tantanoola’s young gun Tayla Rowe got her hands to some balls in the circle.
That, along with some strong drives from Casey Walker, meant the Tigers were able to reduce the deficit by three at the final break.
The last quarter saw Glencoe’s defensive duo Sarah Edwards and Emily Thompson step it up a notch and were able take away the space in the Tigers goal circle.
Combined with some uncharacteristic missed goals from Tantanoola’s Jami Walker, Glencoe was able to claim the win.
NANGWARRY 52 d KONGORONG 29
Nangwarry picked up its first win of the season, with a convincing result over Kongorong.
Defenders Carly Plungers and Hayley Vanderhorst worked overtime to push Kongorong goalies Emalee Stokker and Sarah Beare to the limit.
Saints’ goal attack Ange Pratt finished the quarter with 11 goals for an eight-goal at the first break.
The second quarter saw both teams lift their work rate and capitalise on every opportunity. Kongorong junior Zara VonStanke went down with an ankle injury late in the term, replaced by Georgia Bald.
Nangwarry centre Hayley Burner and wing attack Kylie Heaver combined and fed well into their goalies to increase the lead at half time.
The third quarter saw Kongorong swing some changes, but the leading Saints remained unchanged.
Once again the Saints increased the margin and despite an even final term, it was enough to claim the victory.
Best players for the victors were Burner and Ploenges, while best for Kongorong were Emily Lightbody and Stokker.