Yarrawonga 49 defeated by Wangaratta Rovers 50.
This is the first time in quite a few years that Rovers have been higher than Yarra on the ladder.
With some girls unavailable, 4 of last year’s Under 16 premiership side stepped up, with 3 of them having regular games in A grade.
One girl showed that the coaching she has received in previous years was the key to her showing the best netball is what she wants.
Eliza York starred in B grade and then played two quarters in A grade, and looked very well suited to the standard.
The main break saw Yarra down by 9 with the comeback on in the last two quarters.
Yarra pegged back the deficit to be down by 4 at three quarter time with the comeback happening.
The last quarter was very intense and played at a very high level of skill and accuracy from both teams. Yarra outscored Rovers 13 to 10, but the final whistle saw the Pigeons go down by 1 goal.
Best players: Laura Zanin and Kylie Leslie. Goals: Eliza York 19, Ange Tyrell 16 and Indi Frauenfelder 14.
Yarrawonga 53 defeated Wangaratta Rovers 35.
With Yarra starting slowly they were up by 1 at quarter time and needed to step up.
The second quarter saw a significant change in their game plan and they put the foot down to be up by 6 at the main break.
Rovers played a better quarter in the third with Yarra only outscoring them by 1 goal. The last quarter was a different story. The Yarra girls showed that they are a team that can’t be taken too lightly extending their 7 goal three quarter time lead to finish the game with a big 16 goal win.
That was a quarter that saw the Yarra girls score 16 goals to 5, great work all over the court.
Best players: Ebony Woodburn and Anna Grinter.
Goals: Eliza York 42 and Lauren Mulquiney 11.
Yarrawonga 69 defeated Wangaratta Rovers 32.
These girls came out firing.
They were up by 10 at quarter time and never looked to be challenged too much by their opponents.
As the game progressed the Yarra girls kept extending on their lead and had some amazing passages of play.
The drive down the court was a spectacle and the girls were on fire.
Ellie Dickens and Maddie Kennedy were red hot in goals.
The defenders were racking up turnovers at will, with Jenny Buerckner showing age is no barrier.
With a great mix of youth and experience the Pigeons are playing some great netball and always show that mateship is the key. Very convincing win.
Best players: Jenny Buerckner and Ellie Dickens.
Goals: Ellie Dickens 40 & Maddie Kennedy 29.
Yarrawonga 34 defeated by Wangaratta Rovers 46.
This game was going to test the Pigeon young girls.
Yarra stayed with the Rovers in the first quarter to lead them by 1 at the first change.
The second quarter saw Macey Hicks go off the court with what was suspected as an ankle injury but could potentially by something more serious.
Scans to follow for confirmation.
This left the girls with only 7 players. They fought hard for the rest of the game, but Rovers were relentless and took no pity on the Pigeons. With a couple of positional changes to try and confuse Rovers but all to no avail, they were just too strong and took the game from the Pigeon girls in the end.
Rovers outscored Yarra in the last three quarters so the final whistle saw the Pigeons go down by 12 goals.
Best players: Gerogia Lawless and Ellie Robilliard.
Goals: Georgia Kennedy 18, Georgia Lawless 12 and Abbey Chapman 4.
Rorri Phibbs playing her 50th Club Game for the Pigeons.