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Lions, Tigers in fierce battles

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July 13, 2017

Sahra Brooks

Ellie Cuttriss gives some on court directions to Maddy Eggleston.

IN wet and cold conditions at Seymour, the Rochester Tigerettes managed two wins against a strong Lions outfit.

It was a close first half for the under 17’s, with only two goals in it at half-time.

The game was a slower pace than the Tigerettes were used to, but Hannah Egglestone played a strong game and made great intercepts in wing attack to lift the girls.

Goal shooter Annie Hughes was in great form in the third quarter, shooting nine goals to give the girls a strong lead.

Sarah Ingram also shot brilliantly alongside Hughes which enabled the girls to extend the lead.

Defenders Zali Hocking and Morghan Cairns were dynamite, taking strong rebounds and intercepts, and after a dominant second half the girls managed to win 38-27.

The bests went to Hannah Egglestone, Annie Hughes and Sarah Ingram.

In a similarly slippery B reserve match, Rochester played a steady game and fed well into unstoppable Brittany Hercus in goals.

Grace Wachter continually denied her opponent in defence with many intercepts and solid rebounds and Jac Rasmussen ran hard all game in centre to guide the team.

Kristie Weekly and Paige Crouch worked hard in the mid-court to ensure possession down the court.

In a great team performance, the girls were too strong for Seymour winning 39-27.

The bests were Grace Wachter, Brittany Hercus and Jac Rasmussen.

The B grade girls had a tough and physical game against Seymour.

Rochester was one goal up at half-time with the players knowing they needed to give it all they had to hold on.

Maddy Holt played an amazing game in both wing defence and centre and was instrumental in bringing the ball down the court and ensuring Rochy maintained possession.

Wing defender Teaghan Bubb played a tight game of defence to shut down her opponent, while defenders Shannen Keath and Linda Rasmussen worked tirelessly against Seymour’s shooters taking intercepts and strong rebounds.

Despite great passages of play the girls went down by two goals, 27-29.

The bests were Maddy Holt, Teaghan Bubb and Shannen Keath.

A grade was another tough match against a strong Seymour outfit.

Rochy was close at quarter-time trailling by just two goals, but there were too many turnovers after that allowing Seymour to take a comfortable lead.

Defenders Maddy Egglestone and Bridgette Holt were shining stars in the last quarter, working overtime to take flying intercepts and rebounds to finish the game on a positive.

But despite the solid last quarter, the girls couldn’t claw the lead back and went down 37-42.

The bests were Maddy Egglestone and Bridgette Holt.

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