The second placed Pigeons travelled to Albury to take on the fourth placed Albury Tigers.
The Pigeons welcomed back Laura Bourke into in the line-up but went into the game missing key players in Bridget Cassar and Hannah Symes.
In the first quarter it was Albury who came out firing, holding a five goal lead at the first break. In the second term Yarrawonga started to get into their groove, resulting in the score being reduced to only three at half time.
In the third quarter the Pigeons were trying desperately to bridge the gap but it was with no success as Albury stretched their lead out to seven at the last change. Turnovers and rebounds were in favour of Albury in last term as they continued to pile on the goals and eventually ran out 14 goal winners.
Final Score: Albury 49 defeated Yarra 35
Goals: Abbey Jones 20, Gemma O’Sullivan 12, Indianna Frauenfelder 3.
Best: Annalise Grinter, Kaitlyn Cummins.
In a must win game to keep their finals hopes alive, the B Grade Pigeons in sixth Place took on the highly fancied third placed Albury.
It was a tight contest early as both teams took time to find their feet, but it was the Pigeons who held the upper hand, holding onto a narrow two goal lead at quarter time.
An unbelievable second quarter saw the Pigeons break away from the Tigers. Accurate goal shooting from Kate Robilliard and Ange Tyrell put the Pigeons in a commanding position, outscoring the Tigers 15-4 for the quarter and holding a 23-8 lead at the half time break.
In the third quarter the Pigeons continued to dominate all around the court with brilliant defending from Jayanna Sharp and Kylie Leslie holding the Tigers at bay. With a 16 goal lead heading into the final quarter it was always going to be tough for Albury to peg back the margin. The Pigeons eventually running out 11 goal winners and most importantly stay in the hunt for finals.
Final Score: Yarra 44 defeated Albury 33
Goals: Ange Tyrell 25, Kate Robilliard 19.
Best: Kylie Leslie, Kate Robilliard.
If the ladder was anything to go by, this game was always going to be a close one.
The third placed Pigeons took on the fourth placed Albury Tigers. It was neck and neck for the entirety of the first quarter with Albury holding a slender one goal lead over the Pigeons at quarter time.
In the second term it was the Tigers who were capitalizing on the rebounds, stretching their lead to six at half time.
In the third term the Pigeons came out firing, piling on 13 goals to Albury’s seven. Some brilliant individual efforts from Jenny Buerckner in defence and Zoe Jones in the centre shifted the momentum into Yarra’s favour.
With the scores locked at 29 goals each heading into the final term it was a case of who wanted the win more.
Yarra continued with the momentum that they gained in the third term, with numerous rebounds in the Pigeons favour resulting in scoring opportunities. A fantastic team effort saw the Pigeon’s walk away with a four goal victory.
Final Score: Yarra 40 defeated Albury 36
Goals: Tayla Bogle 21, Emma Soutter 11, Steph Kennedy 8. Best: Jenny Buerckner, Zoe Jones.
Cold and misty conditions greeted the third placed Pigeons as they took on sixth placed Albury Tigers.
A tight tussle early in the game saw the Pigeons get the better of the Tigers, holding onto a two goal lead at the first change. In the second term, the Pigeons seemed to have adjusted quicker to the difficult conditions with brilliant defensive pressure all over the court.
At half time it was the Pigeons who had opened up a four goal lead.
In the third term the Pigeon girls really ramped up their intensity all over the court, forcing turnovers and capitalizing on every rebound as they piled on 18 goals to Albury’s four.
An 18 goal lead heading into the last quarter was a solid buffer for the Pigeons, but credit to the Tigers as they matched it with the Pigeons in the final term.
Final Score: Yarra 47 defeated Albury 31
Goals: Eliza York 31, Abbey Chapman 11, Indianna Frauenfelder 5.
Best: Tilly Kennedy, Laura Zanin.
With the count down on to the end of the season every win matters.
The commitment and focus by all the girls is evident. The club headed south to the home of Dookie United on the weekend and there were mixed results with some aspects of the game to address. The windy conditions were something all teams needed to adjust to in this winter sport.
Rennie 46 defeated by Dookie 48
Mulwala Pharmacy is the sponsor of the week. We thank Abbey Hammond and her team for their support of the Rennie Netball Club. Mulwala Pharmacy supports the community with a range of medical and beauty needs. You can find the Mulwala Pharmacy at Shop 2, 47 Melbourne Street, Mulwala. The club appreciatse the generous support of Abbey, especially the weekly awards offered to our players. Rennie Netball club encourages all our members to make sure that we support those who support us.
Awards: Mulwala Bakery; Brylee McCarty, Terminus Hotel; Clancy Bigger, Allure Hair; Eliza Strawhorn and Mulwala Pharmacy; Jedda Nolen.
Rennie 38 defeated by Dookie 54
A chilly Saturday at Dookie made it difficult to get moving. By half time Rennie had evened the scoring shots, and moving into the last quarter Rennie were unable to capitalise on opportunities.
Awards: Mulwala Bakery; Nada Nolen, One Zach; Ebony Williams and Wingate’s; Kayla Oughton.
Rennie 30 defeated by Dookie 50
Awards: Yarrawonga Hotel; Sarah Dowling, Bella Pelle; Kacey Kindred, The Naked Tree; Caitlyn O’Dwyer and Redback Waste ; Roxi Marett.
Rennie 27 defeated Dookie 26
Having a full team available this week certainly helped the girls refocus after two disappointing weeks. Accurate passing was the goal for this week and with semi-windy conditions it was always going to be interesting in how the group would adapt. All ten girls who took the court played out their roles in their various positions, giving it their all and remaining positive. The last quarter was the best for the game, where quick passing into the ring assisted the goalers, that resulted in a much needed one goal win.
Awards: Yarrawonga Hotel; Laura Nunn, Balance Spin Studio ; Zoe Worland, Soul Sisters; Gayle Levesque and Thyme for Coffee; Tayah McCarthy.
Rennie 42 defeated Dookie 29
Another good win for the U17s against fourth placed Dookie. There were lots of different positional changes but the girls managed to work hard for a good win. Lexie Nolen was a strong force in both the mid court and defence, and with Maddie McInness, made the Dookie shooters work hard all day. Brylee McCarty shot impressively against the tough Dookie defence while Lani Crawford had hands over every ball. Well done girls.
Awards: Bella Femme Ness; Lexie Nolen, Mulwala Bakery; Maddie McInness, Athenaeum; Brylee McCarty and Judd’s Mensland; Lani Crawford.
Rennie 44 defeated Dookie 17
Awards: Burns Earthworks; Chloe Forge, La Porchetta; Phoebe Thorpe and Ricky D’s Pizza; Emily Coghill.
Rennie 27 defeated Dookie 11
The game started with some excellent form, with the ball transitioning down the court well. All of the girls were driving well, with some good passes into the ring.
Awards: Yarra Hot Bread; Sophie O’Dwyer, Arnold/Hall Family; Chloe Walls, Redback Waste; Charlie Hall and McDonald’s; Ella Rhodes.
Awards: Yarra Fish’n’Chips; Demi Rhodes, Arnold/Hall Family; Sophie Coghill, Courtyard Café; Laynee Rhodes and McDonald’s; Lillie Hall.