A grade misses out at Tatura

May 01, 2018

Rochester B Reserve netballer Eliza-Jane Watson fights her Tatura opponent for the ball.

Rochester and Tatura B Reserve netballers fight for the ball in the goal circle.

ROCHESTER Tigerettes had another successful round in Goulburn Valley League netball on Saturday, winning four out of five games against Tatura away.

A grade — Rochester 35 lost to Tatura 38

A grade had a very even first quarter with both teams taking a while to settle into the game.

Bridgette Holt, Maddy Egglestone and Teaghan Vallely worked hard in defence cutting off balls and rebounding well.

Morgan Dingwall shot with accuracy and took flying rebounds over taller opponents.

Eesha Clarke and Ellie Cuttriss ran out a superb game in the mid court with plenty of strong drives and excellent passes into goalers.

Fresh legs in Lil Ward, Shannen Keath and Linda Rasmussen gave drive through the mid court.

The girls gave it their all but ended up going down by five in the end.

Best: Morgan Dingwall, Eesha Clarke and Ellie Cuttriss.

B-grade — Rochester 45 def. Tatura 27

B-grade started off with excellent attacking and defending pressure.

Goal ring combinations of Brittany Hercus and Sarah Ingram worked well with some accurate shooting.

The mid court was dangerous with Lil Ward and Jamiah Clarke working tirelessly down the court and feeding into the ring with precision.

Jamie Dingwall was relentless defensively along with Zali Hocking providing great drive from wing defence.

The girls were strong all game and finished off on top, wining 45-27.

Best: Jamie Dingwall, Jamiah Clarke and Lil Ward.

B-reserve — Rochester 35 def. Tatura 20

B-reserve had a terrific start to the game, leading by seven at quarter-time and never let the intensity waver all game.

Bec Monteith played a superb game in wing defence with strong intercepts down the court and tight play, keeping her player out of the game.

Grace Bubb and Ella Marsh looked unstoppable in goals and worked well together.

Defenders, Grace Ingram and Eliza Watson were instrumental in turning the ball over and sending the ball back to the attacking end.

Excellent play by the whole team saw the girls take the win.

Best: Bec Monteith, Grace Ingram and Eliza Watson.

Under 17s — Rochester 61 def. Tatura 39

The under 17’s started off the game with a bang, leading by 16 at quarter time.

Excellent feeding into the ring by Hannah Egglestone and Cassie Broad was promptly followed up with accurate shooting from goalers Tess Teggelove, Annie Hughes and Brielle O’Mera.

Great defensive pressure from Rosy Miechel led to many turnovers through strong interceptions and rebounds.

Many different combinations on the court worked well, showing the girls versatility.

They finished up with a strong win.

Best: Hannah Egglestone and Rosy Miechel.

U15s — Rochester 29 def. Tatura 25

It was a slow start for both teams in the under 15’s but the silky skills of Teal Hocking and Eliza Williams created plenty of turnovers for Rochy.

Tazarni Clarke showed great leadership when combining with Matilda Lockyer in goals to increase the scoring rate.

Some inaccurate shooting from Tatura goalers allowed Rochester mid court players Kasey Conder and Charlee Roulston to take advantage and bring the ball back down the court.

Elle Palmer had an immediate impact on the game in goal shooter, driving the base line and shooting with accuracy.

Disciplined and determined netball got the young Tigers over the line.

Best: Eliza Williams, Teal Hocking and Charlee Roulston.

All the best for the girls this weekend when they take on Seymour at home.

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