NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH TIGER IN THE TANK

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ROCHESTER’S ROCHESTER’S Mad­die Maddy Eg­gle­stone Eg­gle­ton turned back this at­tack in the Goul­burn Val­ley Net­ball League clash with Be­nalla on the week­end but when the fi­nal whis­tles were blown it had been a hard day at the of­fice for the club. The net­ballers were de­feated 41-33 to be left lan­guish­ing in 11th on the lad­der while the foot­ball got ag­o­nis­ingly close be­fore los­ing by six – 9.19 (73) to 9.13 (67) – to slump to eighth place on the lad­der af­ter five rounds.

THE Rochester Tigerettes played out tight, com­pet­i­tive and hard fought games in all grades, how­ever it was just the B-re­serves win­ning against the strong Be­nalla Saints at home.

The un­der 17s had a stel­lar start to the game look­ing un­stop­pable with beau­ti­ful move­ment down the court by An­nie Hughes and Ella Marsh.

The de­fen­sive pres­sure by Morghan Cairns and Zali Hock­ing was su­perb with many hands on balls and strong re­bounds.

Goaler Tess Tegelove had her eye in the ring with ac­cu­rate shoot­ing and made pow­er­ful leads.

The sec­ond half saw the girls lose some mo­men­tum which al­lowed Be­nalla to take the lead.

De­spite their best ef­forts to re­gain con­trol of the game they went down by two goals 44-46 with Morghan Cairns (Shamrock ho­tel), Tess Tegelove (Star Bar) and An­nie Hughes (Cafe´ 3561) get­ting the awards.

It was a bit of a flat start for the B-re­serve girls but once they found their drive they proved they have what it takes to bring home a solid win 40-27.

Goalers Ni­cola Lehman and Hay­ley Coghill com­bined ex­cel­lently to­gether in the ring, mov­ing well and re­bound­ing any missed goals.

Lehman ran out an awe­some game, not only goal­ing well but worked tire­lessly to help bring the ball down the court.

Paige Crouch showed her ver­sa­til­ity play­ing well in wing at­tack and chang­ing to goal shooter where she shot with pre­ci­sion.

Teaghan Bubb worked hard in de­fence pick­ing off in­ter­cepts and bring­ing the ball down the court.

Best play­ers were Ni­cola Lehman (Kristie Hed­ing­ton hair and make-up), Teaghan Bubb (Cal­tex fuel) and Hay­ley Coghill (Kit’s Kafe).

B grade knew they were in for a tough game when they took on an un­de­feated Be­nalla.

De­fend­ers Shan­nen Keath, Linda Ras­mussen and Maddy Holt worked over­time putting pres­sure on ev­ery pass.

Holt read the play well and picked off count­less in­ter­cepts to pick up the Cal­tex Fuel awards.

Keath and Ras­mussen worked well to­gether de­fend­ing in the ring and tak­ing tough re­bounds to earn the other best awards (Mona Lisa and Bel­lus Stu­dio).

Goalers Lucy Ward and Jamie Dingwall po­si­tioned them­selves well to re­ceive the ball in the goal ring and fresh legs from Al­yse Nalder opened up the at­tack­ing end and cre­ated space.

A hard fought game by all play­ers but Rochy just go­ing down by five goals 35-40.

The A grade girls also had a slow start to the game but af­ter Brid­gette Holt took an awe­some fly­ing in­ter­cept the girls lifted the in­ten­sity.

Maddy Eg­gle­stone got in­cred­i­ble de­fen­sive re­bounds to ev­ery missed goal to send the ball back into the at­tack.

Tess Rin­gin worked tire­lessly in the mid court caus­ing pres­sure and cre­at­ing strong play and Mor­gan Dingwall and Sahra Brooks shot with pre­ci­sion against tough de­fend­ers.

Linda Ras­mussen came on at half time and brought more in­ten­sity to the game with lots of hands over pres­sure.

A strong game from all play­ers but Be­nalla was too good de­feat­ing Rochester 41-33.

Best player awards went to Tess Rin­gin (Cal­tex fuel), Sahra Brooks (Cal­tex fuel) and Linda Ras­mussen (Wine Tav­ern).

The Tigerettes will re­group and pre­pare them­selves for next week against ri­vals Echuca Bombers at home.

Photo: BRUCE POVEY

Photo: Bruce Povey

Rochester’s Mor­gan Dingwall goaled well un­der pres­sure in the A grade game.

Sahra Brooks was on tar­get for the Tigers.

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