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Yarrawonga Netball

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

A Grade - 1st Semi Final

Yarrawonga 46 def by Albury 51

With a good start the girls jumped to a 2-goal lead at the end of the first quarter. 

In the second quarter Albury played some good netball and pegged back the lead the Pigeons had and went to the main break with a 1 goal lead. 

The third quarter was all about the Tigers and the pressure they could put on Yarra. 

They rebounded well and used the ball to their advantage and went to the three quarter time break with an 8 goal lead. 

The Yarrawonga girls never die attitude came through in the last quarter as they outscored the Tigers by  goals but it was not enough to take the game. 

Unfortunately this ends the run for you senior girls and they have bowed out of finals by 5 goals. 

Best players: Kaitlyn Cummins and Tilly Kennedy.

Goals: Bridget Cassar 12, Steph Elliott 26, Indi Frauenfelder 7 and Ange Tyrell 1.

C Grade – 2nd Semi Final.

Yarrawonga 42 def by North Albury 43

Yarra started the game well and went to a 2 goal lead half way through the quarter only to be pegged back by North to be all even at the end of the first quarter.

The game gave the spectators something to watch with the contested balls being fought hard from both sides. 

North ended the second quarter with a 2 goal lead. 

The second half saw some changes and Yarra took advantage of the experience of Bridget Cassar to go to the last break with a 2 goal lead. 

Yarra extended their lead early in the last quarter but North came back at them. 

A couple of turnovers in the last 5 minutes saw North capitalise on these and finished the game with a 1 goal win. 

Best players: Steph Kennedy and Clare O’Sullivan. 

Goals: Tayla Bogle 10, Steph Kennedy 9, Maddie Kennedy 7 and Bridget Cassar 16.

U16’s - 2nd Semi Final.

Yarrawonga 45 def by Wodonga Raiders 46

The game started with Yarra firing. Shooting well and rebounding in the defensive end and creating some important turn overs through the centre court and capitalising on them. 

Yarra went to the first break with a 3 goal lead. 

The second quarter was a bit more even and Raiders managed to bring back the margin with Yarra only in front by 1 goal at the half time break. 

The third quarter didn’t see the difference alter and Yarra maintained their lead of 1 goal at three quarter time. 

The last quarter provided some great passages of play from both sides and was a great standard from such young players. 

Raiders unfortunately took the lead at the right of the end game and finished with a 1 goal lead. 

Best Players: Lily Sharp and Georgia Lawless. 

Goals: Eliza York 28 and Abbey Chapman 17.