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Netball - first win of the season!

25 September 2015
The U19 squad journeyed over to BISS puxi for their first fixture elf the season. Newcomer Elisa Dalle Piagge was the team’s only change to last year. Coco Brandini and Jade Sedgwick were particularly nervous now playing five years up from their age group! The girls started well, winning the first quarter 4-0. Excellent shooting from Luna Christensen as GA and centre court play from Harriet Rayner – playing out of position as WD – ensured great ball distribution across court. In the second quarter BISS played a stormer, catching up Wellington to tie the scores 7-7. In the third, Wellington became nervous and poor passing related on a lot of turnovers in BISS’ favour. Wellington now trailed 15-13. However, Sophie Cook impressed in the circle as GS and Lucia Dalle Piagge (WA) fought for control of centre court. Jade Sedgwick and Elizabeth McKim made some great interceptions as GD and GK. Langa Nindie impressed with her levels of fitness covering the court with ease. In the final quarter, Wellington knew what they had to do Jasmine Kazantzis kept the girls focussed as Centre and Luna continued her excellent streak of accuracy in the circle. Lucia, Women of the Match, intercepted crucial passes from BISS’ defence to attack which were converted by Coco and Luna. This led Wellington to a victory of 20-19. A special mention must go to Elisa. Her first game and she played very well. Her height was used to defend crucial goals and she played with her fellow defenders (Harriet, Elizabeth and Jade) as if they had been playing together a lot longer than three weeks ! A great afternoon.