The girls stepped onto the court respectfully wearing black armbands for the passing of Pigeon supporter Darryl Jeffery.
Although missing key defender in Annalise Grinter, the girls put on a fantastic show and moving Jayanna Sharp to GK from half time ensured the Pigeons took control of the game all the way from defence.
It was a confident unit with Kaitlyn Cummins and Caitlyn O’Dwyer causing headaches through the middle for Wangaratta.
With goalers Bridget Cassar and Abbey Jones on point, the Pigeons were destined for a fantastic win and that they did finishing 61 to 26 and assuring their second place on the ladder.
Goals: B Cassar 38, A Jones 23. Best: A Jones, L Mulquiney.
Even with Malory Nankervis was missing from defence the first turn saw a three goal lead Yarrawonga’s way.
However the girls were not prepared for the barrage of goals from the tight Rovers outfit starting in the second.
By the end of the third quarter Wangaratta had outscored Yarra to have a six goal lead.
The girls had a game ahead of them when Rovers came out and added the first five goals to their tally in the last.
To their credit, the Yarrawonga girls fought hard and with Bree Bailey controlling the centre and accurate shooting from Kate Robilliard and Ange Tyrell, the Pigeons narrowed the margin to three. However Rovers had this game in hand, they steadied when it counted and toppled the Pigeons by seven. Final score Yarrawonga 51 to Wangaratta Rovers 58.
Goals: K Robilliard 31, A Tyrell 14, A O’Dwyer 6. Best: B Bailey, A Tyrell
It was an even start with the Pigeons having a lead by two going into the second.
From then on the girls piled on the goals. At half time Yarra had pushed out the margin to 20. Ebony Woodburn from the under 16s had an impressive run at WD.
Jenny Buerckner was brilliant in defence for all four quarters. Zoe Jones had control of the centre and Emma Soutter dominated around the ring.
The girls could do no wrong and that showed at the final siren winning by 29. Final score Yarrawonga 56 to Wangaratta Rovers 27.
Goals: E Soutter 35, T Bogle 19, S Kennedy 2. Best: Z Jones, J Buerckner.
Yarrawonga’s youngest contingent hit the deck running to have a brilliant first quarter and lead by six at the first break.
Turnarounds were aplenty with the defenders on fire pushing the ball to the scoring end and capitalised by precise shooting from Eliza York.
These girls are training hard, playing as a team and the results are showing on the board.
They are going to have to stick to their game plan when they come up against leading ladder positioned Wangaratta next week.
Goals: E York 37, A Chapman 10, I Frauenfelder 7. Best: T Kennedy, A Exton