Roos streak continues
Corowa Rutherglen have continued their run to the top claiming their tenth consecutive win against Myrtleford on Saturday.
The Roos applied consistent pressure in all areas creating plenty of turnover opportunities.
Sophie Hanrahan’s defensive skills were once again on full display as she moved effortlessly around the court. Jen Barrett was also brilliant with her intercepts creating a headache for the opposition.
And while talented mid-courter Olivia Sinclair has been greatly missed following her season ending injury, Toni Lind has stepped up to the plate working superbly in the centre with Emily Laracy, Brooke Bice and Madi O’Keefe.
Grace Senior was also in form shooting 41 goals for the Roos.
While the Roos came away with a 28-point win over the Saints and remain undefeated at the mid-point of the season, Coach Georgie Bruce said there was still plenty of work to do in the remaining weeks.
“Obviously it feels good to have another win under our belt and we have set ourselves up for a great second half of the season, but we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves,” Georgie said.
“We’ve played all the sides now, so we have a rough understanding of the competition. There have been some teams who have had to deal with covid and injuries like ourselves, so they haven’t been at their strongest.
“We are also conscious of not just our town, but the entire competition’s expectations and the pressure to maintain our impeccable form. We finished as minor premiers last year so there is plenty of hype surrounding us.
“We haven’t allowed that pressure to get to us though, we are just focussing on what’s ahead and approaching each game with a quiet confidence.”
The Roos take a break this week before facing the Albury Tigers on July 2.
Final Score: Roos 60 defeat Saints 32
Club 1- Sophie Hanrahan - being a standout player this year seems to be the norm! Sophie has amazing speed to close down a play and the ability to pick off the ball.
Club 2 & MVP- Grace Senior - playing with composure, Grace shot well securing holds on the defensive players.
Essential Beauty- Jenni Barrett- had a great game in defence Jenni worked hard to get her body around the player for every possible intercept.
Canteen award - Toni Lind- effortlessly running the centre court, Toni’s no fuss approach to the mid court makes her a delight to work with.
Roos 37 defeated by Saints 39
The B grade started strong but were unable to string four consistent quarters together.
The team has reflected and know what they need to do going forward.
The girls are looking forward to a well-earned rest this weekend.
Club 1- Lucy McInness was a standout today leading the team with strong direction and positive play.
The team decided the rest of the awards should go to Kyah Harvey, Jemma Smith and Bec Kuschert who have tirelessly sat on the bench without complaint.
Roos 57 defeat Saints 28
Another strong game for the girls. Defensive pressure across the court made for plenty of turnovers which the shooters capitalised on.
Club 1- Shelby Richardson - strong defence which created plenty of turnovers for the ring defenders.
Club 2- Tracey Oates - worked well in the ring with Lily and listen to direction.
Doc’s cafe- Lily Hanrahan executed what we did at training and applied plenty of defensive pressure down the court.
Canteen- Bec Kuschert - was reliable in defence again with strong rebounds.
Roos 34 defeated by Saints 55
The girls started the game quite strongly. Myrtleford were a quality team, but the girls continued to work hard and bring good energy throughout the whole game.
The defence were challenged all day but continued to change up the game.
The attack end had some beautiful timing, but it was just simple errors letting the young Roos down.
The girls have brought great energy in recent weeks and brought some wonderful effort! Enjoy the bye girls!
Club 1- Taleaks Dickins - Always keeps her head up and worked tirelessly in defence. A true leader.
Urban Graze - Riley Shanahan- Thrown into GA again and never once took a step backwards. Always works up to push in attack.
Sportspower- Stella Coppolino - Listened to the coaching and adjusted well. Continued to work hard all day.
Canteen- Remy Longmire - Responded beautifully to coaching. Was challenged all day but kept fighting.