Big test for Panthers

By Benalla Ensign


It was another big test for the Panthers, coming up against a very strong, tall and in form Tarrawingee side.

The girls started strong with Georgia Spencer and Elyse Felstead working well for their first time in goals together.

The mid-court players Riki Ryan, Emma Sangsta and Kellie Holmes battled all day against strong competitors, playing a full game with intensity and determination.

They were also a great support to their fellow teammates.

The defense end worked well with Bernie O’Brien and Rhiannon Teichert battling strong, tall and accurate shooters.

The final score 74-26 to Tarrawingee.


The B-Grade side had a tough game this week, coming up against a fast Tarrawingee side.

While the Panthers matched Tarrawingee in the first and last quarters, unfortunately the second and third quarters proved costly seeing the girls succumb to a 17 goal loss, 50 to 33.

Some great individual efforts came from all players throughout the game, however, they were unable to produce this consistently as a team.

Another good game was had by Ebony Mathieson in defense, with Kellie Holmes and Brooke Bradshaw once again working tirelessly in the attacking end to provide scoring opportunities.

Awards went to Ebony Mathieson, Kellie Holmes and Brooke Bradshaw.


Once again the Panthers started the game with high intensity against a very talented Tarrawingee team.

The Panthers worked hard throughout the game, however, Tarrawingee being a very well oiled machine ran over the Panther girls.

Defenders Caitlyn Green and Sam Palmer worked tirelessly in defense, putting pressure on the goalers and taking multiple intercepts.

Sarah Kilpatrick and Sarah Green put pressure on down the midcourt, brilliantly assisting the goalers and getting the ball into the ring.

In the end Tarrawingee were too strong, winning the game 43-19.


The Panthers had a big challenge ahead going into Saturday’s game with just seven of the teams regular players available to play.

With some help from the under-15s, the panthers made the most of their opportunities. Their best quarter once again was coming into the third where they scored 5 goals to Tarrawingee’s 2.

Unfortunately they just couldn’t keep up in the last quarter, with Tarrawingee running away with a 21 goal win.

Awards went to Zoe Barber, Chelsea and Ella Woods.


The young Panthers had a great game, showing plenty of positive signs and great confidence in the ring.

The defensive end gave Tarrawingee a tough time for all four quarters.

Tarrawingee came away with the points winning by 5 goals.

Awards went to Destiny Russell, Kayla Gracie and Leah Mafrici.