Yarrawonga 38 defeated by Lavington 54
This was always going to be a tough game to win, top placed Lavington have had great form this year.
The first half saw the Pigeons push them all the way.
The Tyrell sisters combined in goals with Indi F but were not quite as accurate as the Lavi goalers with the Pigeons trailing by 4 at half time.
With Kaitlyn away, Lily Sharp stepped into WD and combined well with tenacious defenders Mal and Annalise.
Caity O also played a great game as she ran tirelessly all day and didn’t give up.
Tilly kept chasing and led beautifully, but it wasn’t to be.
The last quarter was the Pigeons worst, only scoring 4 goals to Lavingtons 16.
The girls have taken away a few things to work on, but ultimately know they can step up to the level required in the next few weeks.
Awards: Massage by Anon (Players player) Caitlin O’Dwyer; Bella Pelle (Coaches pick) Annalise Grinter; Sullivans H&B Award (Opp team pick) Caitlin O’Dwyer; Mint Boutique (Opp coach pick) Caitlin O’Dwyer. at quarter time and 9 goals at half time. Bridget C and Ellie D moved well and shot consistently.
Mid-courters Ebony W, Laura D, Jackie F were strong and fast and got numerous turnovers.
Lavington came back in the third quarter outscoring the Pigeons by a goal, however defenders Lauren M, Laura Z and Jayanna S were consistent and kept the Lavington goalers at bay limiting goal attempts and enabling Yarrawonga to push out their lead in the fourth quarter.
Awards: Blacksmith Provedore (Players player) Laura Davis; Bella Pelle (Coaches pick) Ebony Woodburn; Sullivans H&B Award (Opp team pick) Ellie Dickins; Mint Boutique (Opp coach pick) Ellie Dickins. 3rd quarter and were down by 2 points at the end of the quarter.
Yarrawonga were hungry though for top spot and didn’t want to share it with Lavington. The girls dug deep and had a great fourth quarter to come out ultimate winners by 4 points.
A great win, cementing top spot. Awards: Intersport Wingate’s (Player’s player) Abbey Hemphill; Bella Pelle (Coaches pick) Brigid Perkins; Sullivan’s H&B Award (Opp team pick) Brigid Perkins; Mint Boutique (Opp coach pick) Brigid Perkins.
Ebony Woodburn was fantastic in the mid court earning herself the coache’s pick.