HAWKS – Premier Division
Boronia Hawks v Wantirna South Devils Round 11 A little bit of pre-game stress as my team dropped to 6 players 1 hour before the game… Lucky for us, Kasey Lee was able to chuck on her dress and runners, drive all the way from Frankston and play an absolute ripper of a game for us! Thanks Kasey for coming to our rescue.
We knew tonight was going to be a tough game against 2nd seated Wantirna South Devils (we are currently sitting 4th). As usual our first quarter was our biggest loss: 5-13 (maybe we need to start warming up better ladies!!!!); but as usual we picked up our game and showed them we weren’t losing without a fight. In the 3rd quarter we got to within 3 goals but we just couldn’t keep up the fight and ended up losing 41-53.
Tonight’s score really doesn’t represent the quality of Netball we played. It really was a great game of Netball with lots of positive play. I’d say Wantirna beat us with their full court defence, defensive turnovers and their fitness tonight. Amy Hazard was a stand out for us in GD; Amy – you played a very classy and skilful game against some questionable play. You had countless turnovers, deflections and drive down the court. Awesome game tonight, super happy to have you playing with us! Mel Hutton proved her versatility and showed us she’s got the skills to step out of goals and run the Centre and, despite injury, Ally had a great 2nd half in WA. Both our goalers; Emily Barrie and Sharmini-Jane Philp had to work very hard for each and every goal scored tonight! I t took a little while for our goalers to settle into their groove against some tough defenders, but once our mid-courters started feeding into the front positions both girls started to score well. A pretty damn good effort against a very good team. Well done Hawks! Next week we play Wantirna South Reserves at Knox at 8pm.
WS Devils 53 d Boronia Hawks 41 E.Barrie 22, S.Philp 19, M.Hutton, M.Barrie, A.Bell, K. Fredericks, A. Forest, A.Whittle.
GOLD – Division 3
Round 11 Boronia Gold v Upper Ferntree Gully The first half of our games are definitely or strongest. Our defence was tight with many turnovers by Inga and Ti, and plenty of options to pass down the court with mid court re-offering. As always Jess giving the wings easy passing into the ring, Jess and Sarah not giving their defence the opportunity to rebound with their accuracy. Our passes were settled and strong. Third quarter is where we seem to lose our drive. We started to play Upper FTG’s game. Forcing long passes which saw many turnovers by the opposition. An awesome goal just inside the ring by Casey at the end of the quarter kept us in front by a goal. We held onto our lead and won by 3. We are on track for finals! Well done Gold!
Boronia Gold 24 d UFTG Blue 21 J.Hall 14, S. Grigg 9, C. Hahn 1, D. Reynolds, I. Baselier, T. Parker, J. Griffin, S.Shillingford.
BROWN – Division 4
Round 11 Boronia Brown 29 defeated Nunawading Lions 10 – Special mention to Alex on her 54th game for Boronia! This is an enormous achievement which shows your growth in the club and your loyalty.
What a great game by every player on the court! We all got to the game early and ready for a pre-game training session with Bec for defensive throw ins. Just 5 minutes practicing these throw ins made such a difference on our flow down the court. Huge congratulations to Chelsea, Alex, Amanda and Courtney for your willingness to learn and take the coaching on board. The result was so rewarding.
This week’s game again was very physical. And again we were the best and fairest team on court. Unfortunately Amanda went down with an ankle injury in the 3rd quarter and we wish her a speedy recovery. Our attacking end received some valuable feedback from Bec during the game. Lauren leading the whole way down the court was a definite highlight of the game as well as the attacking end putting together some killer combinations. Caitlin has settled well into GA with Dani in GS. The combination of accuracy, height and rebounds we cannot fault! Sherridan, Mollie and Bec brought control and accuracy of assists into the goal circle as well as movement down the court. Everyone supported each other which got us the lead and brought home the win!
We are creeping into finals and this win has now moved us up a spot to third on the ladder! As we are looking strong for finals we will be trialling combinations and using that warm up type to really define and broaden our skills. Great game girls! Looking forward to hopefully another win next week!
Boronia Brown 29 d Nunawading Maroon 10 D.Kemp 21, C.Yann 8, A.Cellante, S.Martin, R.McMahon, A.McKaige, L.Bevan, M.Mcsahon, C.Krenn, C.Dynan.