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Lakers seal deal in close match

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June 09, 2017

Undera stayed with the A-grade Lakers all the way in a close, 10-goal match at Nagambie.

The Lakers were unable to shake the Lions, who were out to take a major scalp.

Despite winning every quarter, the Lakers were forced to maintain their composure for the full four quarters.

‘‘I probably underestimated them a little bit going into the game,’’ Nagambie coach Abby Misiti said.

‘‘Having looked at their results, they’d only beaten Longwood by six and we’d beaten them by 65.’’

The Lions had recruited heavily to improve their side during the summer and this showed on Saturday.

With the game being taken to them, Danica Worthington came on in the second quarter for Nagambie and had an immediate impact on the game.

Some early crucial intercepts from Worthington boosted the girls’ confidence on court and locked down the Lakers’ defensive third.

Elizabeth Fuhrmeister, who normally plays in defence, took on a midcourt role and was damaging in the centre.

Misiti was pleased with her team’s versatility and ability to adapt.

‘‘I made lots of changes and I think the girls adjusted well, we’ve got quite a versatile team this year,’’ she said.

‘‘I think Danica Worthington probably had her best game for the year.

‘‘Elizabeth Fuhrmeister makes for a nice tall centre and can play really well in midcourt or defence.’’

It was a physical game which took a lot of grinding to earn the win.

‘‘I was really proud of the girls and the way they managed to stay calm and extend the lead,’’ Misiti said.

Nagambie takes on Rushworth next week, which might also be a bigger challenge than expected; just four points separate Rushworth from Undera on the ladder.

Score: Nagambie 45 d Undera 35.

Awards: Danica Worthington, Elizabeth Fuhrmeister.

B-grade

Nagambie combined well to come away with a convincing 20-goal win against Undera.

Casey Drummond has slotted nicely into the side in what was just her second game this season, while Chanelle Paulke took a number of important intercepts.

The goalers moved well to find space.

Overall, a solid team effort.

Score: Nagambie 48 d Undera 28.

Awards: Casey Drummond, Emma Faliszewski.

C-grade

Another strong win today for the C-grade girls.

It was wonderful to see the various combinations working well.

Another great defensive game against an accurate opposition.

A terrific team effort to come away with a 37-goal win.

Score: Nagambie 59 d Undera 22.

Awards: Keely Woosnam, Kelly Ryan.

Under-17

A terrific defensive game gave the Lakers a huge 62-goal win against Undera.

Lucy Zotti led the defensive end with the help of Charlie Scorgie.

Ella Mason and Madison Biggs worked well to allow the goalers to present themselves and shoot efficiently.

Score: Nagambie 64 d Undera 2.

Awards: Ella Mason, Lucy Zotti, Charlie Scorgie.

Under-15

The under-15s started the game in fine form, and had taken a 32-goal lead by half-time.

Shae Merrifield worked hard in defence to create turnovers for the team.

With the help of Mikayla and Alexia Zintilis, the defensive third kept Undera to just four goals for the game.

Sophie Moore played a terrific game in goals creating movement and shooting well.

Score: Nagambie 66 d Undera 4.

Awards: Shae Merrifield, Sophie Moore, Alexia Zintilis.

— Lower grade reports

supplied by Nagambie FNC

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