Wins scored over blood, sweat, tears
Natalie Burton IT was a display of teamwork mixed with a little bit of blood, a lot of sweat and unfortunately some tears which saw the Perth Lynx secure two hard fought wins over the weekend.
The first prey the Lynx set their sights on was the Dandenong Rangers in front of the ever supportive Red Army on Friday night.
Although it was only a matter of four days between games, the Lynx came ready to play, thanks in large part to the efforts put into recovery and load management throughout the week.
Right from the tip-off the Lynx took the lead and although it didn't ever stretch to double figures, it was held throughout the rest of the game.
The Rangers made some gallant efforts to get back into the game, but the non-stop hard work and hustle from the Lynx proved to be too overwhelming and the first win of the weekend was ticked off for the home team. The final score was 83-66.
A nice early morning flight awaited the Lynx as the journey to Bendigo began the next day.
The Bendigo Spirit are the only team to hand the Lynx their two losses for the season so far, so the Lynx were on the prowl for some much deserved revenge.
With three weeks of training and games under their belts, it quickly became clear to the Bendigo crowd that the Lynx were a completely different team to that which last faced the Spirit and suffered defeat.
Offences were executed with finesse and poise, and defensive pressure was hard and relentless.
The Lynx took a 17-point lead into the second half, and although the difference was brought back to only seven points, the Lynx dug their claws in deep and weathered the storm to come away with a 13-point win.