Tigerettes end year on a high

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ROCHESTER Tigerettes’ net­ballers fin­ished the sea­son on a high bring­ing home four wins against the for­mi­da­ble Kyabram Bombers away.

U15s — Rochester 57 def. Kyabram 35

Su­perb play­ing con­di­tions gave the Rochester un­der 15’s a spring in their step, con­test­ing every ball and ap­ply­ing tight pres­sure all the way down the court.

Quar­ter time saw Rochester lead by six goals.

Matilda Lock­yer played bril­liantly in de­fence, us­ing her height to ad­van­tage and re­bound­ing strongly.

A healthy lead at half time saw a few changes oc­cur with Charlee Roul­ston com­ing into cen­tre.

This proved most favourable with Roul­ston’s in­tense speed and steady skills help­ing open up the court and as­sisted in giv­ing Rochester a 16 goal lead at the third quar­ter break.

Gemma Marsh played a hard and tight game in wing de­fence, tak­ing in­ter­cepts and back­ing up her play­ers.

In an ex­cel­lent team ef­fort Rochester took the win by 22 goals.

Best: Matilda Lock­yer, Charlee Roul­ston and Gemma Marsh.

U17s — Rochester 55 def. Kyabram 29

The un­der 17’s came out fir­ing and never let the in­ten­sity wa­ver all game.

Tess Teggelove played a fan­tas­tic game in goals, al­ways re­li­able with her ac­cu­racy and bril­liantly com­ple­mented by fel­low goaler, Brielle O’Mera.

Hannah Eg­gle­stone played a sen­sa­tional game in de­fence shut­ting down her player and com­bined well with Rosy Miechel who had hands over every ball and drove well through the cen­tre.

The Tigerettes found them­selves 12 goals up at half time, and con­tin­ued to push out the lead in the sec­ond half.

El­iza Wil­liams, Cassie Broad and Ella Roul­ston played their everde­ter­mined games, caus­ing great turnovers and feed­ing well into the ring.

Rochester fin­ished off as strongly as they started and won by 26 goals.

Best: Hannah Eg­gle­stone, Tess Teggelove and Rosy Miechel.

B res — Kyabram 33 def. Rochester 25

The nerves were high and the stakes even higher for B re­serve with this game the de­cider in which team make it to fi­nals.

Rochester had a great start to the game lead­ing by two goals at quar­ter time.

An­nalise Ball was sen­sa­tional in cen­tre, dom­i­nat­ing the court with strong drives and tak­ing in­ter­cepts to turn over the play.

Kate Else was also bril­liant in wing cre­at­ing space down the court and mak­ing solid drives.

Kyabram was one goal ahead at half time and Rochester knew they had to lift to keep their fi­nals chances alive.

Grace In­gram played a strong game in goal de­fence, keep­ing her player out of the game and was in­stru­men­tal in bring­ing the ball into the at­tack end.

Rochester gave it their best all game but mis­takes started to creep in near the end and Kyabram were able to cap­i­talise on this.

Rochester put up a good fight but went down by eight goals, which meant they nar­rowly miss out on a fi­nals spot by 0.35 per cent.

Best: An­nalise Ball, Kate Else and Grace In­gram.

B grade — Rochester 47 def. Kyabram 21

B-grade played a well-con­tested first quar­ter with great de­fen­sive work in wing de­fence by Zali Hock­ing putting pres­sure on Kyabram’s at­tack end.

Jamie Ding­wall played a marvellous game in goal­keeper, tak­ing fly­ing re­bounds and quick in­ter­cepts in the goal ring.

Sarah In­gram found ex­cel­lent shooting form to help Rochester take the lead by 10 goals at half time.

Jamiah Clarke played a con­sis­tent game in wing at­tack with ex­cel­lent drives through the cen­tre of the court and passed into the goalers with ease.

Rochester showed they are fi­nals ready by boost­ing the in­ten­sity in the sec­ond half to ex­tend their lead and take the win by 26 goals.

Best: Sarah In­gram, Ding­wall and Jamiah Clarke.

A grade — Rochester 38 def. Kyabram 23

A grade had noth­ing to lose in this game, un­able to make fi­nals they were fight­ing Kyabram to fin­ish 8th on the lad­der.

It was a great start to the game with all the girls com­bin­ing well to­gether and go­ing seven goals up at quar­ter time.

El­lie Cut­triss and Ee­sha Clarke were driv­ing the ball through the mid court with speed and fed into our goalers with flare.

Linda Ras­mussen was the en­er­giser bunny in goal­keeper tak­ing many in­ter­cepts and re­bounds.

Brid­gette Holt was also ex­cel­lent in de­fence, cre­at­ing many turnovers.

Mor­gan Ding­wall and Maddy Eg­gle­stone worked sen­sa­tion­ally to­gether in goals, shooting with ac­cu­racy and mov­ing well.

Sahra Brooks came on in the third quar­ter in goal at­tack and changed the dy­nam­ics of the game and shot with ac­cu­racy.

Teaghan Val­lely stuck like a glove to her op­po­nent and caused many turnovers.

Rochester showed they have got what it takes to win against a strong side and fin­ished off vic­to­ri­ous, win­ning by 15 goals.

Best: Linda Ras­mussen, Brid­gette Holt and Mor­gan Ding­wall.

Rochester will see the un­der 15’s, un­der 17’s and B grade in fi­nals next week. Jamie

Photo: Bruce Povey

Rochester's Sarah In­gram leaps high above her Kyabram op­po­nent in B grade net­ball.

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