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.