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Netball girls finding their groove

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May 31, 2017

TABILK

Under-12

We had a great win in fresh conditions at Alexandra.

We only had seven girls, which limited our position changes.

We started a bit slow but as the match progressed and we warmed up we found our groove.

We have been working on our stepping at training and it showed with only a couple of steps.

We’ve also learned a couple of basic systems, and the majority of the time they worked in our favour.

Olivia was great at both goaling and in defence. Tahlia was also great in defence even though she was not feeling 100 per cent. Lily was great as always through the mid court and also in defence. Evie and Abby are our mid court stars playing well in any position and Lara and Charlotte combined well to make a great team in the goal ring.

Unfortunately our captain for the day, Demi, was unwell but provided the team with essential sugar and support at The Nagambie Outdoors award went to Charlotte, not only for her fantastic goaling, but also for her great defensive pressure down the court.

Under-14

The girls got off to a good start but a scoreless second quarter left us playing catch up for the rest of the game.

To the girls’ credit they fought back with a strong last quarter but couldn’t quite get the win.

The Billy Burgers award went to Amelia.

Score: Alexandra 19 d Tabilk 16.

Under-16

A wonderful win by the team, a real gutsy game played by all.

It was really pleasing as a coach to see the girls implement game plans and take the advice given with positive attitudes.

We still have improvement in us and if we continue to work hard at training and continue to show growth our season will be rewarding to all involved.

The Maxam award went to Tazman Taylor-Lloyd for her ability to switch ends at any time in the game.

Score: Tabilk 26 d Alexandra 20.

SEYMOUR

Under-12

Seymour played against Yea on Sunday.

It was a cold day but that didn’t slow the Lions down, jumping out to a quick lead in the first with some excellent intercepts from Paxton in defence, getting the ball back up the court through Charlotte and Ashlyn who in turn got it in to goalers Georgia and Tanisha.

The Lions continued to put scores on the board with great running play.

Steph and Naveed were solid in defence and the ball kept moving through the centre with Milly and Lilly working hard to keep Mary putting goals in.

It was a great 12-1 win, and even better to see the girls really come together as a team.

Paxton took the award for her excellent effort all game.

Under-16

Woohoo, our first win for the season.

The girls headed to Yea and got off to a great start with six goals shot in the first quarter.

Chloe Symons played fantastic in centre, being all over the court.

The second quarter began with Lucy Eagles as WD, Layne Lewis played C and we had Anna Tozer as our WA, and another seven goals were scored.

In the third quarter we saw some great ball movement down the court to get it to our goal circle.

Between Astasia White and Alisha Franklin they scored another 15 goals — fantastic job.

The final quarter saw Keely Wright as our GD and Georgia Elson as our GK.

All the girls worked well as a team helping to get the Lions another 10 goals.

Thanks to Keely and Layne for stepping up to play.

Score: Seymour 38 d Yea 28.

SJNA

Under-9 Green

Every week these girls continue to grow in confidence.

A few new combinations were tried this week and Tahlia (award winner) demonstrated natural ability as a goal shooter, and despite a tough defence from St Pat’s, Evelyn, captain Brianna and Chloe were also able to get their hands to the ball and put some shots up.

The mid courters — Georgia, Harper and Evelyn — did well to pick up most loose balls and work as a team to get the ball into the goal ring.

Defenders Olivia and Gabrielle played a great game and with some beautifully well-timed intercepts, were able to hold their opponents to just six goals.

The low overall score showed how well matched the teams were and everyone on the court today can walk away holding their heads high.

Under-11 Red

Seymour Red were on fire early scoring the first four goals against Wandong Green.

Seymour moved around the court creating space and sharing the ball with one another, which was great to watch.

We displayed some great passages of play with the defence and mid-court bringing the ball down to the goal circle.

Lizzie, Madi and Grace combined well in the midcourt moving the ball efficiently to the goal circle providing Reliable defenders — Clodagh, Mandessah and Reese — worked hard in defence creating plenty of turnovers and making Wandong work extra hard for its shots at goal.

All players did their best contributing to a well deserved win.

This week the coach’s award went to Lizzie for her enthusiasm in the captain’s role.

Under-11 Purple

This week Seymour purple headed to play Wandong White, and they were once again excited and started the game with enthusiasm.

The defence end of Ava, Emily, Holly and Sophie worked across the court with each one making at least one or more intercept.

Abbie, Ella, Sophie, Remy, Chloe and Sonya worked hard in getting the ball into the goal area for scoring opportunities.

Unfortunately we didn’t come away with a win but we can only get better and continue to work on all areas.

There was no player of the week award this week as it was a team effort with everyone giving their all.

Under-13 Yellow

Seymour Stingers travelled to take on ladder leaders Kilmore Navy.

Stingers started off slowly. They were a little nervous and were off their game, allowing Kilmore to take a 7-2 lead at half-time.

Bridget, Sadhbh, Samara and Imogen were kept busy in defence, with Tenisha and Madi moving well up and down the court.

A stern word of encouragement from coach Ronni prompted the team to lift their game, be stronger in defence and more forceful in attack.

The second half was evenly matched with both sides scoring eight goals, but the lead from the first half was too great for Stingers to get back into the game.

Although not at their lethal best, some of the slick passing exchanges between the Stingers were outstanding with Jane, Emily and Mia shooting some impressive goals.

Stingers went down 15-10, but the pleasing aspect from a parents’ perspective, although defeated, was the smiles on the faces of the girls at the conclusion of the game which showed great sportsmanship and admiration for the better team on the day.

Under-13 Orange

Seymour Orange played their fifth game in Kilmore against St Pat’s Blue.

In the first half players were Lucy GS, Brooke GA, Tenisha WA, Alex C, Tanisha WD, Kaylee GD and Maddisyn GK, and St Pats led 10-3 at half-time.

In the second half players were Kaylee GS, Tanisha GA, Alex WA, Tenisha C, Brooke WD, Maddisyn GD and Lucy GK, with one more change in the fourth quarter where Brooke and Maddisyn were swapped.

St Pat’s scored another nine goals in the second half with Seymour Orange only able to score another two goals.

The end result was a win to St Pat’s, 19-5.

Although we lost, it felt like we still had a chance throughout the game as we were able to bring the ball down the court and have numerous attempts at goals, and although unsuccessful, we saw some great team work.

To improve on our game we can work on rebounds, slowing the ball down, stepping, bad passes and shooting.

Overall the girls kept trying and are keen to play at home next week against St Pat’s Green.

Under-16 Black

Seymour Black had a well-deserved break this week and we are looking forward to having everyone back on the court next week, playing Wandong Green at home.

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