KWS 1st Vs Orange City
Final score: KWS 48 – Orange City 35
KWS 1st’s came up against Orange City in what was to be a closely contested game. The game started well with both teams playing well and minimising turn overs keeping the first part of the game goal for goal. With Gidget Hall out due to injury Jess Amos and Mabel Brockman both had tough full games ahead of them but the outstanding defence by both girls saw numerous intercepts with the ball rarely reaching the oppositions end. At half time, the girls being up, received a few motivational words from Coach Sophie to fire back up for the second half. The second half saw strong centre court defence and attack and few intercepts against the KWS girls. Imi Inder, Charlotte Haling and Flynn Madigan worked well in bringing the ball down to the shooters as well as stopping it from entering the oppositions attacking third. With quick feeds into the shooters Libby, Bella and Maggie Noonan, the team was able to work well together and secure a 48-35 victory.
KWS 3rd Vs Hawks Ironman
The game against the Hawks Ironman started with a run of goals by the shooters, Liv Hilder and Katie Thomas, who continued to display their skills throughout the entire game earning the 3rds 74 goals in total. Lucy Payne accompanied our shooters and was placed into GS for the first time in the season, but she owned the position. Lucy also played with speed and precision in the centre court. Sarah McCaskie and Kate Payne demonstrated incredible persistence and teamwork, achieving several tricky intercepts and turnovers. Jade Jolliffe had a great game in wing and defence positions. Her passes were consistently accurate and strong, preventing the opposition from making any intercepts. Harriet Haege also played an outstanding debut game after recovering from an injury. She proved her skills in the wing and stuck to her player, blocking any possible passes and placing constant pressure onto the opposition. Accompanying Harriet in defence were Bella Harding and Ailish Seedsman. Bella and Ailish were quick to pull-in rebounds and accumulated a plethora of intercepts and deflections. Collectively, the strong mid-court and circle defence players shut down the Hawks at a total of 9 goals for the match. Overall, the 3rds played an excellent game that consisted of teamwork, speed and perseverance.
Most valuable Player: Ailish Seedsman
KWS 15Bs Vs CYMS Boost Juice
Final score: KWS 23 – CYMS 7
KWS 15Bs played strong one-on-one defence this week to win their match against CYMS Boost Juice 23 - 7. Goal Shooter and Goal Attack positions were shared by Josie Mitchell, Bella Triggs and Jess Mosely. Their strong game in attack and outstanding shooting accuracy lifted the team’s confidence and all the players really stepped up and shone on the court this week. Emma Choi and Lucinda McCarten worked well together in the midcourt and delivered effective centre passes, smooth transitions down the court and feed the ball into the shooters with confidence. Lucinda tallied the most taps and disrupted the oppositions play through the mid-court. Emma controlled the games’ speed from her position in Centre. Georgia Rackham, Annie Pattinson and Emily L’Estrange played a full match and shared the WD, GK and GD positions. The opposition was challenged to find any space in the goal circle and if the ball did get through the KWS defenders were fast to pull in the rebounds.
Most Valuable Player: Josie Mitchell
KWS 15 Sparrows Vs Life Studios Lifies
A great game overall; a victory despite some challenges! The cold and unforgiving wind meant that shooting was going to be compromised anyway. Added to that, one of our shooters was out on Equestrian and another was injured half way through the game. Whilst our Shooter bravely continued for the next quarter (shooting some super goals) she had to come off for the last quarter. Building capacity for shooting will certainly be a real focus for us in future training sessions. That said, the drills of last week paid off and the girls defended beautifully – choreography at its finest!
KWS 14A’s Match Reports
Round 1: The girls had a great first game of the season. Great defensive rebounds and intercepts from many of the girls throughout the game. The hands over the ball and defence through the centre third improved as the game went on, as did patience when feeding the shooters. The final score was 22 – 15, with KWS coming out on top.
Round 2: The second game of the season was tough. OHS was very well trained and the girls knew they were in for a tough game, only having 7 of our players present. The girls improved on their drives and rebounds throughout the game and kept up with OHS throughout the game. As they fatigued in the last quarter, the score blew out a little, but overall a great game. The final score was OHS – 25 and KWS – 19.
Round 3: Another great game from the girls. With the focus being on slowing down through the centre third and patience on the feed, following a very frantic and panicked first quarter. The girls were down by two at the end of the first quarter but managed to pull together a fantastic win. The final score being 29-4.
Round 4: This week the girls started working on more complex circle defence skills. Working on switching players and communication. Our centre court players worked on control when bringing the ball down and our shooters worked on pushing their shots up nice and high. The girls played very well and managed a 23-9 win.
Round 5: This week was a tough game, playing the OHS team that we recently lost to. The girls were nervous at the start of the game because they knew it would be hard. There was great movement in our shooting circle but unfortunately the shots just wouldn’t drop. Our defence had an amazing game, getting plenty of intercepts and tips. The girls were only down by three in the first quarter and managed to keep up with OHS throughout the game. The wind made it difficult for passes to stick and put off some of our shots, so the focus was using the shorter option. For some reason, the buzzers at PCYC were playing up and the last two quarters were played as one. This made it hard for the girls as they began to get tired and the score slipped away a little. The final score was 20-11, with OHS getting the win.
KWS 13 Swallows Vs OHS Coyotes
Final score: KWS 17 – OHS 14
In what was sure to be a tough game the KWS 13 Swallows came up against the notorious OHS Coyotes. With a quick start, it took a while for the KWS Swallows to get their heads in the game but after half time the girls, though behind, stuck to the game plan and upped the intensity. Eleanor Matterson-Clark, Simone Chawla and Daisy Jones stuck tight on their players and gained several turn overs. Our centre court of Anna, Heidi Ferguson and Isobel Edmonstone played well with strong passes and fast drives giving each other plenty of options down the court. The girls fed well into our shooters Lily Murray and Lucy Searle who worked well together in moving around the circle and beating their defenders to the ball. With impressive defence by the whole team and accurate shooting the girls were able to come away with a 14-17 win in the last quarter.
KWS 13As Vs Life Studio Mikis
The 13A’s played a great game on Saturday, against Life Studio Mikis. We had excellent shooters and circle work, and some great defence. We worked the ball from the centre court down to the shooters well, helping us to win 25-12. The Mikis put up a great fight, making us work for our goals, especially in the second quarter. Well done to Jade McLean, who got the well-earned players player. This season has been great so far girls, keep it up.
1 point to all 7 players for listening and implementing coaching advice and for showing a calmness and maturity in the final quarter to settle the play and control passes, extending the lead.
Greta Bourne (Game captain
KWS Owls Vs Orange High School
Final score: KWS 7 – OHS 13
The Owls played well today, despite the cold and windy conditions, but were not able to beat their opponents on this occasion, losing 7-13. The Orange High School girls moved very well and intercepted too many of our passes, preventing the ball getting down to the shooters. The windy conditions also hampered some of our girls in their passing. The girl’s awareness of appropriate court position is slowly developing.
KWS Giants Vs Orange High School
This week the KWS Giants played against Orange High. Initially, Orange High did take the lead the score in the second quarter being 24-5. Nevertheless, the Giants did not lose hope and continued to play with maximum effort. There were some fantastic goals from the shooters as well as a brilliant play from all the centre court players. In the end Orange High did end up taking the victory, despite all the girls from Giants putting their best foot forward. That being said, this loss will only serve as encouragement to the team as we continue to improve our netball skills throughout the season. A big thank you to Mr Mirrington for subbing in as our coach this week as well as all the parents who came along to support.
KWS Cross Vs CYMS Sapphires
KWS Cross showed, at times, sheer brilliance with their netball during this game. A recovered ball in defence, Adelaide Gavin (GD) and Sophie Brunner (GK) who using fast rebound work and quick intercepts, used the gain to the teams advantage. Centre court players Caitlin Edmonstone (C, WD), Emma Wright (C, GA) and Siobhan Finn (WA) were ready to receive the ball and delivered well-timed leads into spaces and then used smart, precise passing with the objective to gain court ground, into goal circle. The ball was well received by Ella Yardley (GS) and Erin Bracks (GA), playing together as a unit and placing themselves in the ideal under post position by using well-timed movements, to score brilliantly. It was quite exciting to watch the game running smoothly. Good to see Sophie with the back line throw in following up by running to goal third line, giving options for a second pass. Great breaks by Adelaide, always ready, to take the back line pass. Nice positioning by Caitlin who by intercepting passes turned the game around many times, and great dodging and weaving by Emma who never gives up and works tirelessly for every ball. Siobhan, very quick off the line for centre pass and positioned ready on goal circle for quick pass out and in. Nicely timed leading out of goal circle by Ella giving the team passing options, and nice breaking for the high pass by Erin who also moves around the goal circle deftly. A special thank you to Charlotte Jones who stepped in to play first quarter as WD, who marked her player closely, defensive arms up at every opportunity and fast out for centre passes.