Corowa Rutherglen had netballers Grace Senior and Sophie Hanrahan representing the club in the Ovens and Murray’s interleague clash with Mornington Peninsula in Rosebud on Saturday.
Under warm, sunny conditions the first quarter remained a tight battle with both sides finding their feet.
Grace played GA with Wangaratta’s Amanda Umanski as GS, and Sophie played GD with Lavington’s Sarah Meredith as GK.
It was goal for goal from the onset but some timely turnovers by the O&M defensive end gave the team a chance to capitalise, and the goalers did just that.
O&M led at quarter time 16 to 7.
MPNL made several changes while the O&M side only made one change, bringing Heidi from Lavington into centre and resting Issy Byrne from Wangaratta.
The second quarter saw O&M put the pressure on all over the court and MPNL struggled to get the ball through the centre court and most offensive moves were repelled by the defensive end.
Turnovers were rewarded with great feeds to the shooters and great shooting was on display from Grace and Amanda. The O&M went into half time extending the lead by another 14 to make it 34 to 11.
After half time the O&M made six positional changes which included the Corowa Rutherglen players moving Grace to GS and swapping Sophie from GD to GA.
Grace and Sophie worked beautifully in goals together.
MPNL again made changes to try to shake things up but by the end of the third quarter the lead was 31 goals – 46 to 15.
In the last quarter Corowa Rutherglen’s Grace Senior moved back out to GA and with Sophie resting, they brought Amanda back on into GS.
Grace continued with her outstanding and accurate shooting game.
The O&M side were dominant all over the court and the Corowa Rutherglen players were superb.
The final score line gave the O&M team a 32 goal win.
Final score: O&M 58 defeated MPNL 26