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A Grade

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.

B Grade

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.

C Grade

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.

Un­der 16s

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.

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