Rennie netball

June 21, 2017

The Rennie Football Netball Club was on the road again this week, off to Waaia.

A thick blanket of fog surrounded the ground and it seemed winter had really set in. However, the sun emerged and it was an ideal day for sport.

A Grade

Rennie 48 defeated by Waaia 55

Heading into this game the girls knew they had a pretty big task ahead.

Taking on the undefeated Waaia was going to be tough.

The first quarter saw Waaia start out strong, but Rennie scrambled and were hungry for the ball, so they hung in there with them.

With some accurate shooting by mother/daughter combination Brylee McCarty and Paula Mifka Rennie was able to keep Waaia to only a four-goal lead.

Great defensive work from Chelsea Beavis and strong driving by Eliza Strawhorn and Lexie Nolen, gave Brylee an epic ten-goal quarter and Rennie was down by seven at half time.

A stellar third quarter by all players, working hard and playing as a team got Rennie back in touch with only two goals in it at three quarter time.

The fourth quarter saw a more polished and experienced Waaia side take control of the game and win.

Awards: Mulwala Bakery – Brylee McCarty and Paula Mifka, The Naked Tree – Lexie Nolen, Thyme for coffee – Chelsea Beavis and Soul Sisters – Eliza Strawhorn

Redback Waste is our sponsor of the week. Thanks to Tim and Carolyn O’Dwyer for their ongoing support of the Rennie Netball Club.

B Grade

Rennie 27 defeated by Waaia 47

B Grade knew it was going to be a big challenge against top of the ladder Waaia.

A good steady start in the first quarter saw the Rennie girls only down by 2.

The pace of the game soon picked up and the girls managed to maintain the speed in each quarter but a few errors led to Waaia taking the game away.

There were lots of positives to take away from the game and a chance to regroup and refocus for next week.

Awards: Mulwala Bakery - Kayla Oughton, Yarrawonga Hotel - Brooke McDougall, Yarrawonga Hotel - Nada Nolen and One Zach - Tayla Mollison

C Grade

Rennie 27 defeated by Waaia 53

Awards: Terminus Hotel – Caitlyn O’Dwyer, Bella Pelle – Tammy Watson and Mulwala Bakery – Mikaila Hemphill.

C Reserve

Rennie 32 defeated Waaia 29

It was all eyes on the ball in the first quarter and it took time for the girls to settle in, having two girls sitting on the sideline with injury.

Accurate shooting from the goalers was pivotal for the team to win as there were many turnovers from both sides.

Coach Dee even made an appearance on court for the team, which in the end helped by adding extra defensive experience and pressure.

The fourth quarter was goal for goal and it was whoever could capitalise and covert on turnovers that would win.

Finishing with a three goal win it was evident there are many areas for improvement in the team’s game for these tough matches.

Awards: Yarrawonga Hotel – Emma Chessells, Bella Femme Ness – Tayah McCarthy, Balance Spin Studio – Eden Mackinnon and Wingate’s – Amy Bye.

Under 17s

Rennie 40 defeated Waaia 22

A great win by the 17s with the improved communication good to see.

The game was a tough contest for the first three quarters with some good passages of play from the Rennie girls but Waaia's pressure caused silly turnovers.

Rennie was eight goals up at three quarter time but a super fourth quarter saw the girls win by 18.

It was the seamless passing, the running into space, strong defence and the great work in the goal circle in this final quarter that lead to this great win. Well done girls.

Awards: Allure Hair – Emerson Lee, Mulwala Bakery – Lani Crawford, Athanaeum – Brylee McCarty and Judd’s Mensland – Lexie Nolen.

Under 15s

Rennie 38 defeated Waaia 15

The girls took a bit to get going in the first quarter, but found momentum and drive in the second and carried that on for the game.

With quite a few girls playing different positions this was a great win.

Awards: Yarra Hot Bread – Nikita-Lee Wallace, Burn’s Earthworks – Alainah Bye, Mulwala Pharmacy – Charlie Hargreaves and McDonald’s – Anika Walsh.

Under 13s

Rennie 9 defeated by Waaia 19.

Awards: Ricky D's- Charlie Hall, Arnold/Hall Family- Sophie O’Dwyer, Redback Waste- Abbey Coghill and Courtyard Cafe- Lilly Levesque.

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