Saints find Hoppers goalers unstoppable

July 13, 2017

COLBINABBIN A grade netball side was in control throughout the game against Heathcote with Liz Cobbledick and Lou Dupuy combining to be unstoppable in the goal ring.

Sophie Robertson was relentless in defence and composed when she went into the centre.

Colbo had a comfortable win over Heathcote 72-18.

Awards went to Sophie Robertson and Lou Dupuy.

It was a tight contest between the Saints and the Hoppers in the first half of the A reserve game, but with the defence working hard and accurate shooting during the second quarter the girls managed to come off with a good win in slippery conditions 40-31.

Best on courts went to Hannah Fuller for her outstanding defence and talk down the court and Jane Mackinlay for driving hard to the ring and feeding beautifully to the goalers.

B grade knew it was in for a tough game against the Saints as we went down by 16 goals when we first played them in round four.

The girls came out firing and defended the ball all the way down the court and received multiple turnovers.

Demi Irwin was a crucial part of the team running out a strong full game in C and Hannah Blow stepped up again to score best on court for her beautiful attacking skills.

It was a hard game but the Hoppers came home with the win this time 30-21.

Heading to Heathcote extra early this week B reserve was determined to keep warm and came out strong.

The girls kept a strong lead all game winning quite convincingly, 58-26.

Meg and Dana played well together in goals while Carlie Ryan was named best on creating strong smooth plays all the way down the court.

The under 17s came away with another good win defeating Heathcote by 17 goals.

The girls responded well to a change up in positions throughout the game and finished well in a convincing win 40-23.

Georgia Waters received the Rochester Sportspower Award for her excellent work in goals.

It was a very early, cold start for Saturday’s match against Heathcote which saw Leila, Jo and Zoe step up to play their first game in under 15s and all played a fantastic match.

Heathcote played a strong first half which meant our girls had to step it up a notch.

Ella and Lizzie worked hard in goals passing and shooting confidently, Tahlia and Anna defended tightly creating many turnovers and Kealie, Zoe and Leila moved the ball well through the centre.

A close score at the half-time break led to positional changes throughout the court.

Jo Brown came on in WD and played a strong game.

Steady, consistent play combined with strong defence allowed the girls to move to a solid lead.

Ella Kerlin received the award for the game, shooting accurately throughout the match. A fantastic game from both teams with Colbinabbin winning 36-23.

The primary D girls had a challenge on their hands this week.

Holidays, injuries and three players up in under 15s, we only had five players on the court.

Heathcote showed great sportsmanship in supplying us with players and Evie Coghill from Net Set Go played her first primary D game and even had a few shots at goal.

Well done to every girl on the court this week, it was tough but the girls pulled it together as a team and never gave up.

Summer shot a bag of goals, Mon ran all game, Jasmine was amazing in defence, Abby stuck on her opponent all game and Alex was an inspiring leader.

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