Clean sweep for the Tigerettes
THE Tigerettes had a clean sweep for the second week in a row with all five teams having a win against Benalla at home.
U15s — Rochester 60 def. Benalla 25
It was a foggy start and a little wet under foot for the under 15’s but it didn’t slow the girls down.
Matilda Lockyer had her eye in the ring early on with beautiful goaling.
Centre player, Charlee Roulston worked hard all game opening up the centre and weaving her way through the opposition.
Half time saw the girls manage a strong 24-goal lead.
Elle Palmer dominated in defence with plenty of rebounds and intercepts.
Benalla found their footing in the third quarter but not enough to rattle Rochy who continued to work well as a team and finish off with a confident 45 goal win by end of term.
Best: Matilda Lockyer, Elle Palmer and Charlee Roulston.
U17s — Rochester 57 def. Benalla 32
It was another great performance by the under 17 girls with Rosy Miechel and Brielle O’Mera combining well in defence taking leaping intercepts.
Miechel played a tremendous tight game of defence to earn her best on court.
Ella McPhee and Annie Hughes shot accurately and worked efficiently together in the ring to reward the hard work all down the court.
Ella Roulston and Hannah Egglestone passed perfectly into the goalers and worked hard down the court.
The girls dominated all game and managed a strong win.
Best: Rosy Miechel, Annie Hughes and Ella McPhee.
B Reserve — Rochester 47 def. Benalla 28
It was a tight first quarter for the B-reserve girls with Rochy up by 1 goal at quarter time.
A strong second quarter saw the girls kick it up a gear and take a solid lead by half time.
Grace Bubb was sensational in goal attack moving the ball well down the court and shooting with accuracy against a tough defence.
Defender, Eliza Watson barely let a ball pass into the goalers with plenty of intercepts and rebounds.
Gabby McCaig was great in the mid court taking great intercepts and passing well into the ring.
The girls kept up the intensity all game and finished off winners.
Best: Grace Bubb, Eliza Watson and Gabby McCaig.
B Grade — Rochester 53 def. Benalla 34
B grade played a strong game but a lull in play in the second quarter saw the girls reset and rethink their play.
The reset saw the girls take control of the game again and extend their lead.
Shannen Keath was brilliant defensively, keeping her goaler out of the game and taking strong intercepts earning her best on court.
Jamie Dingwall showed her versatility playing both in defence and dominating in goals alongside an accurate Brittany Hercus who played with strength and tenacity.
The hard work paid off for the girls taking the win.
Best: Shannen Keath, Jamie Dingwall and Brittany Hercus.
A Grade — Rochester 65 def. Benalla 30
A grade got off to an awesome start and kept the intensity high all game.
Tess Teggelove and Sahra Brooks combined effortlessly together in the ring and shot with accuracy.
Bridgette Holt and Maddy Egglestone picked off plenty of floating balls and Egglestone showed determination and never gave up despite playing on a much taller opponent.
Eesha Clarke and Ellie Cuttriss drove the ball down the court well and drove into space.
Teaghan Vallely applied lots of hands over pressure and caused many turnovers.
Rosy Miechel came on in the last quarter in goal defence and rebounded strongly and drove the ball down the court well.
An awesome team effort from all girls and an excellent win.
Best: Sahra Brooks, Maddy Egglestone and Eloise Cuttriss.
The girls take on rivals Echuca at home next week. Let’s hope the good form can carry on to the next round.
Alyse Stroobants gathers the ball for Rochester against Benalla in the B grade Goulburn Valley Netball match on Saturday.