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A Grade

Mul­wala 40 de­feated by Fin­ley 54

A cru­cial game to win for the Li­ons didn’t start well, with Fin­ley tak­ing charge from the start and the Li­ons never able to peg back the mar­gin.

The girls tried all day to stop Fin­ley’s fast play and strong goal­ing com­bi­na­tion, with Mul­wala’s at­tack­ing end com­bin­ing well and shoot­ing ac­cu­rately.

But no mat­ter which com­bi­na­tion we placed out on court and how many turnovers the Li­ons were able to achieve, Fin­ley were too smart and fin­ished the high scor­ing game with a solid win.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Steph Ham­mond, MFNC Re­wards Card – Grace Thomson, OneZach/BrewIt – Brodie Pfeif­fer.

B Grade

Mul­wala 29 de­feated Fin­ley 47

A top ef­fort for the Li­ons with out­stand­ing de­fen­sive pres­sure by ev­ery­one, pro­vid­ing an ex­cit­ing team to watch.

Mul­wala de­liv­ered a real team ef­fort against the Cats with the shooter’s ac­cu­racy im­pres­sive is such windy con­di­tions.

The Li­ons went into the last half with a 5 goal lead, how­ever, strong drives and great play re­sulted in the Li­ons dom­i­nat­ing the sec­ond half and com­ing home with a com­pre­hen­sive 18 goal win.

Awards: Mul­wala Bak­ery – All Team Mem­bers, Play­ers Vote – Te­gan Pan­ter.

C Res Grade

Mul­wala 37 de­feated by Fin­ley 39

17 and un­der

Mul­wala 28 de­feated Fin­ley 15

Af­ter a week off with the bye and a can­celled train­ing due to the weather the Li­ons took a quar­ter to get them­selves into the game with a rather lack­lus­tre first quar­ter per­for­mance.

A stern talk and spe­cific in­di­vid­ual goals saw a new look Li­ons side take to the court.

In­ten­sity in­creased, as did a more pos­i­tive ap­proach to the game and the girls found their form and started to build a lead.

Heidi was mag­nif­i­cent in de­fence, com­ing out of nowhere to take some spec­tac­u­lar in­ter­cepts, with Abbey, Jess and Sarah de­liv­er­ing the ball into at­tack.

Tess and Jess were tire­less in at­tack, and Lau­ren Hef­fer from U15’s de­buted and killed it in WA.

With Lilly mov­ing to QLD, Hol­lie and Chelsea worked to­gether well in goals, and will only con­tinue to get stronger as a goal­ing com­bi­na­tion.

Well done girls on be­ing able to dig your­selves out of a poor first quar­ter and fin­ish strongly.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Jess Bar­ton, YMGCR – Heidi Ma­gro, Win­gates / BrewIt – Hol­lie McNa­mara, Mul­wala Bak­ery Awe­some Ef­fort Awards – Lau­ren Hef­fer & Sarah Ryan.

15 and un­der

Mul­wala 36 drew with Fin­ley 36

This week’s game against Fin­ley was a nail biter.

The girls came out in the first quar­ter firing with a 9 goal lead, but the Cats re­sponded, clos­ing the gap and man­ag­ing to take a 5 goal lead by half time.

Af­ter a few mis­takes and unan­swered dropped balls, the girls got them­selves to­gether and fought back in the last quar­ter.

With only a few min­utes to go the Li­ons were down by 3 goals and the crowd was on the edge of their seats.

The Li­ons re­sponded to the pres­sure sit­u­a­tion with every player putting in 100%.

They stepped up their de­fen­sive pres­sure all the way down the court and man­aged to claw their way back and fin­ish with scores level at 36 apiece.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Freya Fletcher, YMGCR – Lau­ren Hef­fer, MFNC Meal voucher/Mc­Don­alds – Abbey Matthews.

13 and un­der

Mul­wala 10 de­feated by Fin­ley 39

Bad luck girls, it was a tough game from the be­gin­ning caus­ing the Li­ons to drop their heads.

This re­sulted in Fin­ley gain­ing a strong lead in the first quar­ter, mak­ing it all the more dif­fi­cult to come back from.

De­spite trail­ing by a large mar­gin for much of the game, the girls con­tin­ued to give 110% ef­fort, show­ing their de­ter­mi­na­tion and great sports­man­ship.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Paige Good, YMGCR – Kaleisha Pell, Judds Yar­ra­wonga – Molly McDon­ald. 13B

Mul­wala de­feated by Fin­ley

The girls strug­gled this week against a tough op­po­si­tion but they never gave up.

The Li­ons showed great de­fen­sive pres­sure all over the court.

They found their feet in the last quar­ter but it was too late.

Hannah fed well into Jaz re­sult­ing in goals. Marni stepped into cen­tre and dom­i­nated. Tamika showed great de­ter­mi­na­tion chas­ing up every ball and putting pres­sure on her op­po­nent.

The Coach is proud of the de­ter­mi­na­tion and team­work the girls are dis­play­ing each week.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Marni Hosk­ings, YMGCR – Hannah Riches, Travel & Cruise Yar­ra­wonga – Tamika Oliver.

11 and un­der

Mul­wala 12 de­feated Fin­ley 3

This week the girls were up for a chal­lenge, with only 7 play­ers and know­ing they had a full game ahead of them.

Com­ing out strong with tight de­fence, Maisee had her hands over every ball and used her height to ad­van­tage.

Milla watched the play and al­lowed her­self to work off her player, gain­ing con­stant in­ter­cepts.

Jas­mine and My­ley had com­pe­ti­tion down the at­tack­ers end with tall de­fend­ers who ap­plied con­stant pres­sure.

With Emily driv­ing and feed­ing the ball per­fectly into the ring, they had the abil­ity to work with each other and set up around their play­ers and soon grabbed a strong lead.

Com­ing away with yet an­other win, the girls should be su­per proud of their ef­forts, and keep the pos­i­tive at­ti­tude go­ing.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion - Milla Fletcher, YMGCR – Emily Line­han, Travel & Cruise Yar­ra­wonga – Maisee Pell.

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