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2nd Semi Final Match Reports

27th August, 2022

Hostes by Blyth/Snowtown at Blyth


Result: RSMU 29 v BSR 41

The RSMU and BSR girls hit the court hard from the first whistle with the first quarter going goal for goal. The attack lines were strong for both sides, but RSMU took a two goal lead going into the first break. Key match ups for the day saw Bec Moyne and Kerry Heinrich fight hard for possession in the centre, contesting the ball at every opportunity. There was a great tussle between Abbie Griffiths (RSMU WD) and Sophie Ashby (BSR WA). With BSR leading by one going into the second half, the Tigers goalies continued to shoot accurately and BSR became more settled, but still only went into the last quarter with a two goal advantage. RSMU made changes in the final quarter to challenge BSR, however the Tigers were too strong with Anna-Grace Close in GK taking several intercepts and putting ample pressure on the RMSU goalies. BSR capitalised on these opportunities to further the lead to a convincing win.


Result: Min Man 48 v Eudunda Robertstown 47

Both teams came out firing and it was a very evenly contested first quarter with outstanding defensive pressure by Min Man’s Molly Ross and Eudunda Robertstown’s Mem Dunstan. Saints securing the lead by two goals at the first break. Molly Bruhn shot accurately all day for Saints and had a great tussle with Min Man’s Isla Baum. An even score at halftime made for an epic second half with both teams coming out firing and the game going goal for goal. Min Man managed to compose towards the end of the third quarter and gain themselves a four goal lead heading into the fourth quarter. In the last quarter Saints brought Steph Green on to tighten up defence on the Min Man goalies. Fantastic defensive pressure by both teams caused lots of back and forth down the court and the last five minutes again being goal for goal. Min Man’s Kimberly Mitchell managed to score on the buzzer with a breath taking one handed shot, to win the game by one.


Result: North Clare 46 v Blyth Snowtown 39

A tough fought first quarter from both sides. North Clare capitalised early on some nervous errors by the Cats, and with accurate shooting from their goalie Jessica Lloyd, North were off to a seven goal to one lead. In the second quarter Blyth Snowtown’s pressure intensified to narrow the margin, but North Clare were able to hold their nerve to take an 11 goal lead into half time. Both teams made changes throughout the match. The Cats Sophie Angel worked hard and fee well into the ring. North stretched their lead in the second and third quarters with great defence by Madeline Rivas Campers. North Clare took a comfortable lead into three quarter time. However, Blyth Snowtown finished strong in the last quarter with many turnovers by Rachel Sanders to bring the difference down to single figures. North held on strong to take out the game 46-39.


Result: North Clare 60 v Blyth Snowtown 45

A tightly contested first quarter going goal for goal at both ends. Defenders Kayla Freebairn and Sophie Weaver got valued touches and gave Cats opportunities which they optimised. The presence of Yana Zanette and Bernie Altmann gave teams clear direction through the midcourt. North increased pressure in the second quarter with strong defence by Rachel Pearce and accurate shooting by Keely Pearce and Sophie McLennan. Blyth Snowtown kept the pressure on with accurate shooting by Charlotte Jacka and Chloe Freebairn, after they settled in their positions. An even fourth quarter, but North held on for a comfortable 15 goal win.


Result: Min Man 44 v North Clare 27

North won the toss and it was an even start to the match with both teams showing nerves with some wayward passing. Min Man settled as the match went on and played a great team game, while North worked hard to get the ball down the court. Consistent play by Min Man’s Rachel Oehme, who fed the ball well into Laura Willmott, with Laura shooting accurately all day. North goalies Lilli Smith and Marie Mullighan, also continued to shoot accurately against the taller Min Man defence. It was a tight tussle with between Marie Mullighan and Min Man’s Annabel Sandow. North made changes each quarter and never gave up but Min Man played a strong defensive game and pulled away in the end with great intercepts and turnovers.


Result: BBH 44 v Min Man 42

A highly contested, tough even match all the way through with both teams taking the lead throughout the game. The first quarter saw BBH goalies dominate in the ring giving their team the lead at quarter time. The second quarter was evenly contested with Min Man making up some ground. Accurate shooting from Min Man goalies Olive Charnstrom and Samantha Degoumois in the third quarter, and great defensive work by Tyla Quick and Zoe Schwartz gave Min Man the lead. A strong fight from both teams in the last quarter but good work by BBH defenders Sienna Stockman and Jessie Klem and accurate shooting from their goalies saw BBH take the game by two goals.


Result: Eudunda Robertstown 42 v RSMU 43

A fast paced start by RSMU who came out strong defensively from the start, and were quick to get the scores on the board with Mia Parkinson and Madison Przibilla on top of their game. However, Matilda O’Brien made sure Madison Przibilla had to work hard for each goal. Saints responded late in the quarter to bring scores even, making every contest count. In the second quarter it was goal for goal with RSMU’s attack line consistent and accurate. Saints lost opportunities giving RSMU a three goal lead at half time. In the third quarter both sides wanted to take the lead, Matilda O’Brien and Isabella Schiller rebounded well and intercepted over head balls with Regan Mosey offering drive and front leads across the centre. Mia Berry from RSMU applied good pressure making it difficult for Saints attack to pass into their GA Makaya Sauer. In the final quarter Leighla Brown’s defence was tight and put pressure on Saints, but Sav Laucke held her own and created an opening for Saints – their first opportunity to be in front. RSMU chased and again the game was goal for goal with intensity high and great netball by both sides. With a crucial turnover by RSMU’s Ella Dixon, RSMU took the lead in the final 20 seconds and finished in front by one goal on final whistle.


Result: South Clare 27 v BBH 13

BBH came into the match as underdogs but their intensity during the first quarter proved worthiness for finals. From the first whistle BBH came out firing shooting the first four goals of the game, giving them a lead of five goals at quarter time. Anna Schuppan and Darcie Opperman shot accurately, whilst BBH defence provided the turnovers. South Clare made changes going into the second quarter which changed the dynamic of the game unsettling BBH’s flow, with South’s defence line of Ashlee Wilson, Emma Slattery and Lexi Edmonds stepping up to provide many opportunities for South’s attack - giving South a three goal lead at half time. The second half saw South take control through Isabelle Wilson in the midcourt creating turnovers and feeding well into the ring. BBH’s Audrey Wadlow worked hard to bring BBH back into the game. South played a solid three-quarters to extend their lead and convincingly take a 14 goal win.


Min Man 39 v South Clare 13

It was a competitive start to the first quarter with both teams aggressive for the ball. Min Man started strongly, taking an early lead and capitalising off each turnover. Min Man’s GA Chloe Ackland shot accurately, despite South Clare’s defender Maddison Wehr right by her side, allowing Min Man to push further in front each quarter. In the second quarter, South Clare’s GS Cassidy Maloney was strong in attack, however she was held back by Min Man’s defender Macy Ackland, who rebounded well. Following a few position changes by both teams in the third quarter, Min Man continued to increase the lead to 21 despite both teams still hungry for the ball. Fourth quarter saw strong interceptions from both teams in the mid court. Despite the best efforts of South’s defenders Tiarna Wastell (GK) and Maddison Wehr (GD), Min Man was too strong, progressing to the grand final with a win 39/13.


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