A wet day with little joy for the Eagles
the Bears from their usual high scoring quarter, to only 11 goals being the Eagles best quarter.
In the last quarter the Eagles showed everyone that they don’t give up and fight hard until the very last whistle.
This quarter the Eagles again managed to keep the Bears from a high scoring quarter with them only scoring 11 goals again.
Overall the Eagles were happy with their efforts all round and their ability to keep up a strong intensity for four quarters of netball without the disappointment of the score board affecting them.
The Eagles aren’t going to let a week off affect their ability to put up a strong fight in every game and are very excited to take on Tatura in two weeks time, hoping to get a win up their sleeves.
This was shown in the defence end with Sophie Yencken and Robyn Jackman applying pressure at all times.
Mid- court players Leonie Berry, Jess Harris and Eliza Pollock had great drives bringing the ball easily down to the goalies Sue Dolling and Rose Hood.
The girls worked really hard and connected well to make some beautiful plays but in the end it wasn’t enough to beat the Bears.
B grade will use the bye to their advantage and come out better at Tatura.
The first quarter saw Ellie Kipping and Amy Dixon-Reilly in the ring, shooting accurately and working together to get as many goals in the ring as possible when they had the chance.
In mid court Grace Thompson, Alicia Foster and Tilly Lang provided strong and definite leads to bring the ball down the court.
The leads came out of defence where Sophie Mitchell and Nelle Cousins got many tips to the balls and worked consistently to get around their players and get intercepts and rebounds from their ring.
Second Quarter saw Millie Christopher going into WA and Sarah Golin in to C where they both provided many options to the ball to make it easier for their teammates and were always an option around the ring for Kipping and Dixon-Reilly.
The rain made the girls slow the game down and take better care of the ball.
Shepparton’s tight defence and court skills proved too good that day.
Although Mansfield never gave up, Shepparton were able to get a significant lead and take the points this round.
The 17s are looking forward to working harder and recovering over the bye this weekend and will be ready to face Tatura with a fresh mind on the 15th.
TOO WET?: Umpires, captains and coaches came together to check the safety of the court before the B Grade match began.