One win from two

Campaspe News - - GOLF NOTES -

TWO Rochester Net­ball Club grades bat­tled it out in elim­i­na­tion fi­nals on the week­end with the un­der 17s fac­ing Shep­par­ton Bears in Tatura on Satur­day and B re­serve play­ing Echuca in Be­nalla on Sun­day.

The un­der 17s started well against a tough op­po­si­tion on with de­fend­ers Rosy Miechel and Zali Hock­ing work­ing tire­lessly and cre­at­ing lots of turnovers, but Rochester couldn’t cap­i­talise on this and had dif­fi­culty get­ting it through the mid court.

Goalers Tess Teggelove and Annie Hughes worked hard to cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties but the Bears de­fence was sec­ond to none.

Changes were made to try and free up the mid court and cre­ate more space.

Morghan Cairns came on into wing de­fence to shut down the at­tack and the changes were just what the team needed with Cairns cre­at­ing turnover af­ter turnover and the goalers con­vert­ing.

But it was just a lit­tle too late to come back with Rochester go­ing down to Bears 51-25.

Rosy Miechel was best player for Rochester with tire­less work in de­fence and then mov­ing to cen­tre to run out the game with Tess Teggelove hold­ing strong in the goal cir­cle.

Morghan Cairns saved her best game un­til last with amaz­ing de­fence and drive into at­tack.

This great team is a young group of girls and will learn and be back even stronger to re­deem them­selves next year. What an amaz­ing ef­fort this year by the whole team and they all look for­ward to bring­ing on 2018.

B re­serve had their work cut out for them on Sun­day against a strong Echuca side but Rochester came out of the blocks fir­ing to be two goals up at quar­ter time.

Goalers Brit­tany Her­cus and Mad­die Fraw­ley com­bined in­cred­i­bly well to­gether and had their eye in the ring early.

De­fen­sive pres­sure was great down the court with wing de­fender Kristie Week­ley tak­ing a scream­ing in­ter­cept to boost and ex­tend the Tigers lead to four goals at half time.

El­iza Hod­gens worked over­time in de­fence with strong re­bounds and fast hands cre­at­ing turnovers, Jac Ras­mussen ran out an amaz­ing game in cen­tre with ac­cu­rate passes into the ring and Kate Lee came on in the last quar­ter in cen­tre to bring fresh legs to the court and cre­ated many turnovers and great play.

Rochy saved their best quar­ter for last and con­tin­ued to ex­tend their lead on Echuca and so­lid­ify their spot in the semi fi­nals. Rochester de­feated Echuca 33-24. Best play­ers were Mad­die Fraw­ley, El­iza Hod­gens and Kristie Week­ley.

Rochester will work hard dur­ing the week to pre­pare for the semi fi­nal against Shep­par­ton Swans at Euroa on Sun­day.

Let’s go Tigers.

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