Shooter Gemma O’Sullivan was absent due to injury but thankfully that didn’t impact the dominance of the Pigeons across the whole game.
Hannah Symes played another award winning game in defence, creating turnovers and opportunities for Yarrawonga to score.
The Pigeons had a seven goal lead at the first change and their lead continued to expand for the following three terms.
Caitlyn O’Dwyer drove the ball through the middle and Laura Bourke picked up any loose opportunity pushing the ball into the circle where Bridge Cassar and Abbey Jones capitalised. The game was a perfect example of why Yarrawonga remain in top spot. Score: Yarrawonga 51 to Albury 32 Best: C O’Dwyer, L Bourke. Goals: B Cassar 38, A Jones 13.
It was a very even start for both teams with scores level at the first break.
But sitting top of the ladder, Albury got the upper hand in the second giving them a four goal lead at half time.
With Emma Soutter away, Yarrawonga had to make some changes and the opportunity was given to 16s player Indi Frauenfelder who proved she’s capable of matching it in B Grade.
At GA Indi helped the Pigeons reduce the tally to three at the ¾ mark.
Both teams were scoring end to end but with seven minutes remaining on the clock Albury stepped on the throttle and fired away to win by 11. Final score 30-41 Best: J Sharp, I Frauenfelder Goals: K Robilliard 11, I Frauenfelder 10, E York 9.
This was always going to be a tough one with Yarrawonga sitting third and Albury at number four, but the Pigeons applied the pressure and the scores reflected their effort.
Tayla Bogle’s shooting and dominance in the circle was a standout. Zoe Jones was a contributing factor through the middle and her drive resulted in a seven goal lead at half time. Albury had no way of playing catch up with the Pigeons in front by 10 half way through the last. Final score 39-30 Best: T Bogle, Z Jones Goals: T Bogle 17, S Kennedy 17, B Bailey 3.
After an even start the Pigeon girls managed a five point lead at the first quarter break.
From the second quarter Yarrawonga was gaining the ascendancy and at half time were up by eight.
Each week the under 16s improvement in teamwork outshines their opposition and their confidence particularly in the last pushed their game to a higher level.
Laura Zanin was everywhere she was supposed to be and Eliza York had an accurate scoring game shooting 19 from 21 attempts. Final score 39-24 Best: L Zanin, I Frauenfelder Goals: I Frauenfelder 24, E York 21, A Chapman 7, I Crawford 1.
Chloe Whinray in wing defence for C Grade.