A battle of the defences

May 15, 2018

Molly Boyle worked hard on the weekend against Mooroopna.


Mooroopna 33 def

Tatura 15

It was an even first quarter with both teams going goal for goal. It was going to be a battle of the defences with Tatura’s Emma Ryan and Molly Boyle working hard, while at the other end Mooroopna’s Maddi Wong and Ash Lancaster restricted Tatura’s scoring opportunities. Tatura’s girls were disappointed with the end result but were beaten by a slick Mooroopna side.

Best players: Emma Ryan, Molly Boyle and Paigan Ipmey.


Mooroopna 49 def

Tatura 31

Tatura had a great start to the game, applying pressure from the start, although Mooroopna scored the first four goals of the game. Tatura settled and was able to even the score at quarter-time. Goal shooter Jordyn Dealy shot accurately and worked well with Jade Kay. Kate Flynn played a creative game at wing attack/centre, helping to feed the ball into the goals.

At the other end of the court Kobi Worner and Chelsea Jones worked hard to restrict Mooroopna’s goalers. However, Mooroopna increased its pressure and intensity in the second half, which saw it come away with an 18-goal win.

Best players: Kate Flynn, Chelsea Jones and Kobi Worner.


Mooroopna 42 def

Tatura 14

A slow start to the game saw the Tatura girls down at the first change. Intense defensive pressure from the defenders and midcourters saw numerous turnovers and caused errors from Mooroopna. Lara Hapurona and Sarah Clack controlled the ring in defence all day. Lots of patience and working on and off the ring saw strong deliveries into the ring from Steph Brisbane.

Mooroopna was too strong on the day but there are lots of positives for Tatura to take into next week’s game.

Best players: Sarah Clack, Lara Hapurona and Steph Brisbane.

17 and under

Mooroopna 57 def

Tatura 21

Best on court went to Caitlyn Pogue, who worked tirelessly in wing defence all game. Her intensity at the ball was second to none. Kiara was in everything and contested at every opportunity. Kylah made a beautiful position in the goal ring and when the opportunity arose she showed some accurate shooting. Despite this, Mooroopna came away with a 36-goal win.

Best players: Caitlyn Pogue, Kiara Gagliardi and Kylah Parker.

15 and under

Tatura 60 def

Mooroopna 13

Tatura started strongly but Mooroopna contested every ball in the first quarter. Defensive pressure was applied by Tatura and it found its rhythm with accurate passing and goalers combining well.

Again Tatura tried various options with players which worked well and it increased its lead at every change.

Tatura’s consistency for the whole game was pleasing, giving it a record good win.

Best players: Hayley Rennie, Maya Rutherford and Elsie Boyer.

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