Bears maintain winning ways
A Grade Picola United 20 def by Tungamah 53.
Chasing the Bears first win of the season, the A Grade ventured out to Picola. As expected, it was a physical contest from the start. The attackers were composed and accurate throughout the game, implementing movements that had been worked on at training.
The midcourt worked tirelessly and demonstrated great patience moving the ball into attack, while the defenders used pressure to create turnovers and provided excellent transition down the court.
A great team effort to get the first win. Leisa was best on with some very sleek goal-shooting.
Awards: Free as a bird – Leisa and Tungamah Hotel – Olivia.
Yarrawonga Toyota Player of the Year: 2 Leisa and 1 Maddie.
B Grade Picola United 19 def by Tungamah 49.
The girls had a great game on Saturday against Picola, implementing set ups from recent trainings and they were paying off.
Midcourt moved the ball down the court well all day, providing great drives and fed perfectly into the shooters.
The goalers shot beautiful all day, moving well and creating plenty of space in the ring.
Defence worked tirelessly all day with plenty of turnovers and the defensive pressure right down the court was consistent all day.
Carly and Alice yet again had a belter of a game, and the B Grade look forward to seeing what they bring each week.
Overall, it was a great game by everyone and it's exciting seeing the girls starting to form as a team.
B Grade will continue to work on set plays at training and work hard to implement them each game day.
Awards: Ricky D's – Carly and Miss Dolly – Alice.
C Grade Picola United 26 def by Tungamah 52.
The team started really well with pressure all over the court creating lots of opportunities to score.
The second quarter was a bit flat with both sides scoring and an even amount of goals. After half time the team settled and really put the pressure on to push the lead out further.
Brooke and Sophie worked well together in goals with lots of movement, good accuracy and strong rebounds when needed.
Hannah and Grace defended well together all game. Their shooter was very tall but the pressure put on by them saw lots of intercepts and tips to gain possession.
The midcourt ran well all game and helped to move the ball down the court with some really clean transitions and also really strong defensive pressure.
Thanks to Jorja and Carly for assisting this week on the bench and Lily for coming on and giving the C Grade some fresh legs.
Awards: Best on court Miss Dolly - Hannah Moore and Opposition pick Yarrawonga Pilates - Sophie Hanna.
C Reserve Picola United 29 def Tungamah 20.
The C Res team started very strongly and after a very hard fought first quarter it was 8 all.
Despite strong pressure all over the court the Bears went into the half time break down by 6.
This third quarter saw Tungamah work the ball well and the Bears were down by 9 at the last break. Every player stepped up in the last quarter and the margin remained the same at the end of the game. Jade Ralph played her first game this year and it was great to have her back.
It was a really strong team effort with everyone contributing.
Awards: Jasmine Walker was voted Players player for her strong leads and Cait Sinclair defended very well. Inter sports - Jasmine Walker and Free as a Bird - Cait Sinclair.
Under 17s Picola United 15 def by Tungamah 38.
The girls came out strong this week implementing what they've been going through at training over the last couple of weeks.
Transition from attack to defence was great this week. Everyone played a role. The girls adapted well to changes.
The girls worked well at setting little goals at each break and achieving them!
Awards: Credit Union (Players player)- Seianna and Tungamah Store (Coaches) – Charlotte.
Under 15s Picola United 4 def by Tungamah 37.
What a superstar game. Huge win with every single girl playing absolutely amazing; legends! A cracker game for the first win.
Awards: Arnolds Award – Shylee Brown and Tungamah Store – Lilly-Anne Rowen.
Under 13s Picola United 5 def by Tungamah 30.
Blistering cold start to the day for the versatile U13s. From the start of the game the girls displayed a solid defensive strategy by Grace and Billie-Jo that kept Picola on their toes.
The defender Emily and midcourt which included Claire and Kiera worked seamlessly, communicating effectively, and using skills to anticipate the movements from the Picola players.
The shooters Chloe and Asha were able to capitalise on these opportunities putting a lot of points on the board.
Into the 2nd and 3rd quarters the team showed strong confidence in their passes, steady play through the midcourt by Chaye and accurate shooting from the goalies.
Sienna and the defence continued to work hard for each intercept and rebound which paid off on the scoreboard.
The last quarter saw a bit of fatigue and a few wild passes, however luckily the team's strength helped
them remain strong in the end.
Awards: Crusty Loaf - Asha Kelly and Tungamah Store - Kiera Buerckner.
Lead by captain Sienna, the girls put in a strong performance again this week. It's great to see all girls listening to their coaches and implementing their direction out on court.
Some really nice passages of play, led by Ava and Eliza L.
There was great defensive pressure, resulting in lots of turnovers and some nice strong forward leads down the court. Well done everyone.
Awards: Yarrawonga Fish and Chips – Ava and Tungamah Store - Eliza L.