NET­BALL

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A Grade – Mul­wala 22 def by Moama 59

In wet and windy con­di­tions the Lions faced a well skilled and drilled Moama op­po­si­tion, blow­ing the Lions away with an im­pres­sive 17-5 quar­ter.

The Lions game im­proved as the game pro­gressed but Moama were too clever and took any op­por­tu­nity, mak­ing the Lions pay.

The last half was bet­ter for Mul­wala, with bet­ter de­fen­sive pres­sure caus­ing turnovers, the at­tack­ing end driv­ing hard to cre­ate con­tact call and the goalers sink­ing the goals as best they could with the weather con­di­tions.

The Lions were well beaten but can learn a lot go­ing for­ward for the sea­son ahead.

Brodie Pfeif­fer came onto GK at half time and took the game up to the Moama goalers, cre­at­ing turnovers and step­ping up the de­fen­sive pres­sure.

Grace Thom­son drove well into at­tack in a phys­i­cal con­test and fed the goals well.

Mor­gan Pitches, in her first game back in A grade af­ter 2 knee op­er­a­tions, showed the ath­leti­cism and en­deav­our we ex­pect to see at this level.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Brodie Pfeif­fer, Judds Yar­ra­wonga – Grace Thom­son, Mor­gan Pitches.

B Grade – Mul­wala 23 def by Moama 38

The girls played the top team in cold, wet and windy con­di­tions but came out strong, pres­sur­ing Moama, and trail­ing by 4 at the end of the first quar­ter.

Rain and wind made it dif­fi­cult in the 1st half for our shoot­ers and Moama piled on the goals to lead 23 to 7 at half time.

How­ever the Lions de­fence was im­pres­sive with Lisa Weir, Mor­gan Pitches and Emme Shand play­ing a big part of Mul­wala’s tight de­fence on Satur­day.

In the sec­ond half Tayla Mc­Na­mara, Emma Grant and Ge­or­gia Glass all worked hard to feed Te’a and Te­gan, outscor­ing Moama in the sec­ond half 16 to 15.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Lisa Weir, One Zach – Te­gan Pan­ter.

C Grade – Mul­wala 33 drew with Moama 33

This week the Lions came up against a very strong Moama side who made the girls work hard for ev­ery ball.

Hav­ing Brianna back from B grade team­ing up with So­phie in the goal ring, the girls were un­stop­pable and shot ex­tremely well con­sid­er­ing the windy con­di­tions.

Nic, Sami and Tayla moved the ball through the mid-court with con­fi­dence, cre­at­ing some great chan­nels of play.

With Mary and Kathryn putting plenty of de­fen­sive pres­sure on the ball, the de­fen­sive line-up were on fire.

Both teams were neck and neck all game and fin­ished with a draw – well done girls – fan­tas­tic team ef­fort.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Tayla Mc­Na­mara, Win­gates - Brianna Ma­gro.

C Res Grade – Mul­wala 22 def by Moama 59

Mul­wala had a tough game against Moama who came to play in less than per­fect con­di­tions.

As the Lions con­tinue to build the team and ro­ta­tions, this week showed as a team there are still some ar­eas to im­prove on.

Awards: Food­works Top Lion – Stassy Mc­Carthy, Judds Yar­ra­wonga – Tyler Leonard.

17 and un­der – Mul­wala 21 def by Moama 33

A tough con­test in dif­fi­cult con­di­tions this week saw Moama jump to a 10-goal lead in the first quar­ter, which proved to be the dif­fer­ence for the Lions.

Mul­wala set­tled go­ing into the sec­ond and with Heidi pro­vid­ing some height in de­fence and along­side her, Abbey step­ping up the pres­sure.

Com­bined with Sarah in WD the Lions were able to turn the ball over and drive it back down into at­tack. At half time the mar­gin was 14, how­ever the score was not in­dica­tive of the game.

The girls con­tin­ued to work hard with Hol­lie step­ping into goals for the third quar­ter, com­bin­ing well with Chels, set­ting screens and scor­ing well.

Mul­wala won the fi­nal quar­ter and pegged the mar­gin back to 12, show­ing that they have the abil­ity to win against Moama and also high­light­ing the im­por­tance of a strong first quar­ter.

Awards: Judds – Chelsea Kirchen, YMGCR – Hol­lie Mc­Na­mara. 15 and un­der – Mul­wala 13 def by Moama 37

A wet and windy day for a game of net­ball af­fected every­one this week.

Al­though the weather made it hard for the shoot­ers to get their goals in, the girls still put in 100% through­out the game, and the at­tack­ers never gave up.

Freya Fletcher and Cheyenne were amaz­ing in the de­fence, re­bound­ing a num­ber of missed goals by the op­po­si­tion.

Once again Abbey Matthews in­ter­cepted balls all over the court.

The girls fought hard all game and should be proud of them­selves.

Each week they are im­prov­ing on their skills and are start­ing to work bet­ter to­gether as a team.

Awards: YMGCR – Freya Fletcher, Mul­wala Phar­macy – Abbey Matthews.

13 and un­der – Mul­wala 16 def by Moama 23

It was a tough game with such windy con­di­tions and the girls played ex­cep­tion­ally well, de­spite play­ing a strong team.

They worked the ball nicely down the court with strong front cuts.

The de­fend­ers had their hands over ev­ery ball mak­ing it dif­fi­cult for Moama to score and the Lions at­tack­ing end moved the ball well around the ring cre­at­ing space.

It was such a good game to watch and I couldn’t be prouder of all their ef­forts.

Awards: YMGCR – Leni Miller, La Porchetta – Molly McDon­ald, Mc­Don­alds Award – Kaleisha Pell.

13B – Mul­wala 8 def by Moama 20

The cold weather didn’t de­ter the girls from start­ing strong against tough op­po­si­tion.

Reese and Leoni worked awe­some to­gether in de­fence all game, ap­ply­ing lots of pres­sure and do­ing ev­ery­thing that was asked of them.

First gamer Tamika set­tled well into the team and worked hard in WD putting pres­sure on ev­ery ball.

Jaz was ac­cu­rate in the goal ring shoot­ing well in the windy con­di­tions.

The Lions were be­hind all game but the girls didn’t give up and made Moama work hard for the win.

Awards: YMGCR – Reese San­der­son, Travel & Cruise Yar­ra­wonga – Leoni Eder.

11 and un­der – Mul­wala 5 def Moama 3 Tak­ing the court with con­fi­dence af­ter last week’s big win, the girls had a strong start.

This week the op­po­si­tion had height, so it gave the girls a good chal­lenge.

They worked su­per hard down the cen­tre, Jemma and Emily con­sis­tent with their drives and leads, giv­ing the girls a clear path­way to feed the ball.

Miss Paige re­ally proved her abil­i­ties, with lit­tle train­ing in goals and the cen­tre, she picked up both to play with ease.

Af­ter watch­ing from the side­lines in the first quar­ter, Grace took the court with con­fi­dence per­fectly, hav­ing hands over ev­ery ball, man­ag­ing to pick up mul­ti­ple in­ter­cepts and any loose ball she could.

Each of the girls demon­strated sports­man­ship so well and are show­ing just how good they can lis­ten and learn.

Well Done Girls!

Awards: YMGCR – Paige Good, Travel & Cruise Yar­ra­wonga – Grace Ew­ert, Mc­Don­alds – Jemma Riches.

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