Winter hits home

April 18, 2018

Rochester coach Linda Rasmussen passes against Mooroopna.

ROCHESTER Tigerettes hosted their first home netball game of the Goulburn Valley League season against Mooroopna in terrible weather conditions.

In the under 15s, the girls played a beautiful game of netball, working well together all over the court.

Emily Teggelove had a strong consistent game, feeding well into the goalers and defending strongly all over the court.

Elle Palmer had a great game in defence, rebounding strongly and taking some nice intercepts to turn the ball over.

Teal Hocking played well at both ends of the court both defending strongly and shooting with true accuracy.

Rochester was victorious taking away an easy win 70-8.

Best players: Emily Teggelove, Elle Palmer and Teal Hocking.

The under 17’s played in a closely contested game and they had to work hard for every ball.

Tess Teggelove and Annie Hughes were accurate in the ring assisted by the exceptional feeding by mid court players Ella McPhee and Casey Conder.

Hannah Egglestone played a great game in goalkeeper and wing defence earning her best on court.

Great defending from Cassie Broad, taking intercepts down the defence end.

The girls managed to fight until the end and took the win by one goal 47-46.

Best: Hannah Egglestone, Tess Teggelove and Annie Hughes.

Extreme weather conditions created a scrambly game from both team in the B-reserve.

Grace Bubb drove strongly off the line for the centre passes in goal attack and with the assistance of Gabby McCaig feeding well into Ella Marsh who held strong in goal shooter.

Mooroopna came out stronger in the second quarter placing the defenders Grace Wachter and Eliza Watson under pressure but they were able to create many turnovers.

Annalise Ball created strong drives throught the mid court.

Grace Ingram showed great poise in goal defence in the last half with some excellent rebounds.

Kate Else showed great versatility around the mid court in three different positions.

Rochester gave it their all but went down by nine goals.

Final score: 21-30.

Best: Grace Wacther, Ella Marsh and Grace Ingram.

In absolute torrential rain and howling winds B-grade slogged it out with a wet ball.

The goalers, Alyse Stroobants and Brittany Hercus were accurate and fed to well by the mid court players Jamiah Clarke and Lil Ward.

An injury in the first quarter to Hercus brought on a young Sarah Ingram who combined well with Stroobants.

The mid court moved the ball with speed and accuracy despite the poor conditions.

Defender Jaime Dingwall played exceptionally against a much taller opponent.

The girls finished off the game with strength and tenacity earning them a solid win 47-35.

Best: Alyse Stroobants, Sarah Ingram and Jamiah Clarke.

In wet slippery conditions in A-grade, both teams were playing very cautious netball.

Maddy Egglestone was shooting well when given the opportunity against tight defence.

Linda Rasmussen and Bridgette Holt worked overtime in defence picking off many loose balls.

Eesha Clarke, Ellie Cuttriss and Morgan Dingwall worked hard throughout the mid court with plenty of drives and front cuts.

A hard fought last quarter with Mooroopna taking the win by six.

Final Score: 22-28.

Best: Bridgette Holt and Eesha Clarke.

Rochester will face Mansfield at home again next week.

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