Tigerettes bun­dled out

Rochester’s Ni­cola Lehmann looks for a team­mate in the B re­serve Goulburn Val­ley Net­ball league semi-fi­nal against Shep­par­ton Swans.

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IT WAS an ab­so­lute nail-bit­ing game when Rochester B re­serve trav­elled to Euroa to take on Shep­par­ton Swans in the semi fi­nals.

Rochester knew it was in for a tough slog against Swans as it had not de­feated them all year.

But that didn’t stop their spirit, and af­ter in­spir­ing talks from coach Linda Ras­mussen and cap­tain El­iza Hod­gens the girls got off to fly­ing start.

The first half started off full of con­fi­dence with great team be­lief and back­ing each other up.

The de­fen­sive duo and best play­ers for the day, El­iza Hodg- ens and Teaghan Bubb, were on fire, lifted by the cheers of the crowd and their num­ber one sup­porter their grandpa, Vin.

Shoot­ers Brit­tany Her­cus and Ni­cola Lehman were show­ing off their silky skills early which was helped by the ever strong mid-court play­ers Jac Ras­mussen, Hay­ley Coghill and Kristie Week­ley.

Rochester re­mained in front un­til the last quar­ter where it went goal-for-goal and fin­ished with a draw which meant time on for the girls who had al­ready given it their all.

The in­ten­sity of the game didn’t wa­ver in over­time and the girls some­how found the last morsel of strength to power through.

Un­for­tu­nately it wasn’t enough and Rochester fin­ished sec­ond best 41-32.

It was an amaz­ing ef­fort for the girls to get to where they got.

Thanks to all the sup­port­ers at the game, the at­mos­phere was elec­tric.

Al­though it wasn’t the re­sult they wanted, they gave it their all and fin­ished off a suc­cess­ful sea­son in a won­der­ful team.

Congratulations on what you achieved girls.

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