Round 18 saw the Rennie Hoppers head down the Murray Valley Highway to Strathmerton for the last game in the home and away series.
With cooler than normal temperatures and the threat of showers, it was a day of mixed results but the club are proud to say that all Rennie teams will feature in the finals this year.
Strathmerton 63 defeated Rennie 45.
AWARDS: Lake Mulwala Hotel – Clancy Bigger, Bella Pelle – Sharni Dickins and Wingate’s Sports – Maddi McInness.
Strathmerton 34 defeated by Rennie 53.
A great team game from the B team. Making really good decisions with their passing and driving.
Each player did their job on the court and it showed. This team has had a great season with some really stellar games and some very close games but pulling away with the wins and they deserve to go far in finals for all their hard work.
AWARDS: Yarrawonga Hotel - Paula Mifka, Lake Mulwala Bakery - Kayla Oughton, Terminus Hotel - Jill Haack and Balance Spin Studio - Catherine Shaw.
Strathmerton 25 defeated by Rennie 44.
AWARDS: Yarrawonga Hotel – Tayla Adkins, Lake Mulwala Bakery – Charlie Hargreaves, Brick Lane – Maddy Phibbs and The Publican’s Daughter – Sophie Pickering.
Strathmerton 19 defeated by Rennie 32.
AWARDS: Yarrawonga Hotel – Amy Smith, Bundalong Tavern – Erin Lawford and Thyme for Coffee – Emily Stanley.
Strathmerton 65 defeated Rennie 38.
Strathmerton 17 defeated by Rennie 46.
The girls started slowly but got their game going in the second quarter. It was great to have 11 girls take to the court with rotations, to come away with a convincing win. Great team work girls.
AWARDS: Lake Mulwala Bakery – Mia Doherty, Judd’s Mensland Visor – Brooke Bigger, Yarrawonga Fish ‘n’ Chips – Ella Rhodes and Redback Waste – Abbey Coghill.
Strathmerton 14 defeated by Rennie 21.
In really cold and windy conditions the girls made sure to warm up well to be prepared for when the jumpers had to come off.
With a shooter out, the goal circle operated a little differently, but the girls adapted extremely well and played as a team all over the court.
While the score line was within 5 goals nearly all game, the Hoppers felt they were in control and that showed in the last quarter when they were able to blow out the score line.
The goalies were very accurate this week. The defenders, once again proved their worth when creating many turnovers and getting loads of intercepts.
With Under 13s spot cemented in finals, it is time to focus and dig deep and show what the Hoppers are capable of as a team.
AWARDS: Lake Mulwala Bakery – Laynee Rhodes, Judd’s Mensland Visor – Caitlin VanMaanen and McDonald’s – Abbey Shoppee.
The last game for the Rennie minis. It was a fun game over the 8 sets.
The girls got to pick positions this week, which they really enjoyed. It has been a fantastic year with the girls and coach Miss K has really loved how the girls train hard every Thursday night at Rennie and show up Saturdays with so much enthusiasm for the game.
The whole 13 of you should be very proud of the way you play and train.
AWARDS: RRR Canteen - Sophie Coghill, South of the Border Eatery - Lucy Judd and McDonald’s - Bonnie Cooper.
The Hoppers focus for the coming weeks is certainly on the finals campaign and the anticipation of the greatest success on September 14.
But to get this far the club must acknowledge all supporters, parents and family members who have scored, been time-keepers or primary carers, umpires or cheer squads.
The passion and dedication of all of those on the sidelines is immeasurable, and Rennie Netball Club thank you.