Tigerettes end year on a high
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
Rochester's Sarah Ingram leaps high above her Kyabram opponent in B grade netball.