A quick trip this morning up the coast to the magical Rockley beach for a quick dip and some lunch before heading to Queen's College for our second game of the tour.
The first team started slowly and were down by one at quarter time as they once again struggled to adjust to the athletic play of the opposition. The second quarter was a stranglehold with few goals scored, but the Wanderers girls managed to tie it up at the half. The third quarter was all Wanderers as Petroff and Brown gave up nothing in defense and the combination of Mansfield and Dwyer in goals had the scoreboard ticking over regularly to give the girls a 7 goal advantage at three quarter time. The forth quarter had some great passages of play as the girls really started to gel together. A great team effort and a 10 goal win (27-17) to our girls.
The second team played consistently throughout today's game and adjusted extremely well to the challenging weather conditions. They had to contend with extreme humidity, showers, heavy rain and sunshine during their 4 x 8 minute quarters. The game required a slow and steady approach and every player contributed to the successful result. As a team, they controlled the game from the get go and were led by a stellar performance, in both goals and mid court, from Heenan and solid defence by Whiteside. Our girls were far too strong for their opposition winning comfortably by 9 goals.
Final score: 19 - 10
Team three took the initiative from the whistle with a quick goal but the first half was low scoring by both teams with our girls leading 1st Qtr 3-2 then half time 6-4
The girls took heed of strong tactical direction at half time which opened up the centre court for attack & gained tighter one on one defence throughout the whole court causing forced errors to our opponents. All three defenders fired by forcing turnovers and making it hard for the Queens College girls to score. Our girls on the other hand pumped more goals with the ball coming into the circle easier & our goalies accuracy especially, Catarina Cummings, lifted us to double their score by the end. A tidy finish and great netball played by our determined bunch in slippery conditions . Lots of smiles to the fun antics of the opposition GA topped off the days play.
Final score: 17 - 8
A team bonding singalong on the bus home from the game was very entertaining, before a quick shower and back on the bongo buses for a short trip to the Mexican restaurant Cafe Sol for a lovely dinner.