B grade ladies rise above their arch nemesis the Seymour Lions
Mildren-Nicel worked tirelessly to curtail the strong Seymour attackers, but in the end they were too strong, with the young Euroa girls going down 29-43.
Despite the loss, co-coaches Teagan Kohn and Kelly Hill believe the under 17 girls have had a sensational year.
They have continued to improve and develop their respective games, with many stepping up to play senior netball at various times - an enormous achievement.
Best on court honours for the final game went to Ellie Jager, Zara Hinss and Ashley Allen. B Reserve Final score: Euroa 41; Seymour 36 Seymour has traditionally been a very tough opponent and this was a very physical contest from start to finish.
The Magpies who were buoyed by a win last week, were keen to get off to a good start but they knew that they were in for a battle when the Lions got out to a 13-11 lead at quarter time on the back of some accurate shooting.
The Euroa attacking combina- tion of Tayla Robinson, Mahony Fothergill, Ashlee Wilde and Kelsey Thomson worked brilliantly in the second quarter and Euroa regained the lead 23-19 at half time.
There was more of the same in the third quarter and it looked like Euroa was going to run away with it before a Lions’ comeback in the last quarter forced the Magpies to dig deep and they held on for a 41-36 win.
Captain Ashlee Wilde was best on court at goal attack with excellent contributions from Kelsey Thomson, Emily Quattrochi, Abby Williams and Tayla Robinson.
The B Reserve girls finished the season with five wins which was a good improvement after finishing on the bottom of the ladder in each of the last two seasons (one win in 2016 and two wins in 2015). B Grade Final score: Euroa 55; Seymour 44 Keen to finish the season on a high, B grade got off to a flying start against Seymour.
With full court pressure being applied down the court, any turnovers were quickly converted with the Pies heading into the break-up, 17-12.
Alyssa Flint and Kim Saxon once again combined well in defence and kept working hard in a tight goal circle.
Down the other end, Teagan Kohn had her best game of the season and managed to find herself with plenty of space for Marnie Burton to feed the ball to.
Accurate shooting allowed Euroa to extend their lead and to head into half time with a 9 goal lead.
Megan Coburn also fed the ball well into the shooters and Emily McMahon was her reliable self, looking for intercepts in the mid court.
Euroa managed to keep control of the game for the entire four quarters and were rewarded with a win to finish off the season.
The best players for the day were Teagan Kohn, Kim Saxon and Megan Coburn. A Grade Final score: Euroa 39; Seymour 45 It was a super important game for the A grade girls this week, wanting to keep their place in the six, and the game was played with that intensity from the first whistle.
Seymour got off to a great start, moving the ball quickly into attack.
Katie Parkes and Kelly Hill made the Seymour goalers accountable for any missed goals, rebounding strongly under the post.
Euroa made a couple of changes in the second quarter, which saw the momentum begin to swing their way.
Eliza Hoare provided some strong drives down the court and fed goalers Deanne Tuppen and Laura Emanuelli well.
Hannah Broughton replaced Kali Frost due to illness at half time and put her body on the line to ensure Euroa were making the most of their opportunities.
Euroa had pegged back an early Seymour lead to go goal for goal in the final few minutes of the game.
Jenna Raglus took some great intercepts to give Euroa every opportunity, however a couple of mistakes in the dying minutes cost Euroa the game and therefore their place in the final series.
Best players: Laura Emanuelli, Kelly Hill, Jenna Raglus.
Well done to the A Grade girls on a wonderful season, so onwards and upwards for season 2018.