Swans spoil Tiger milestone

By Campaspe News

IT WAS a mixed bag of results for the Rochester Tigerettes, coming home with three out of five wins from the visit to Shepparton Swans.

U15s — Rochester 52 def. Shepp Swans 41

With the blow of the whistle the sun appeared on cue and both the Tigers and Swans felt the warmth with a goal by goal first quarter in the under 15’s.

Rochester had an edge over Shepparton Swans with Kasey Conder as usual giving 100 per cent resulting in precision attacking, chasing and interception.

By half-time, Rochester had a nine-goal lead.

Shooting duo Tazarni Clarke and Elle Palmer worked famously together providing accurate goaling and strength in the attack end.

With all girls confidently working hard they brought the Swans down by 11 goals at full time.

Best: Elle Palmer and Tazarni Clarke.

U17s — Rochester 54 def. Shepp Swans 34

It was a sensational win for the under 17’s on a chilly winters day.

Rochester’s defenders played an exceptional game with Brielle O’Mera playing an awesome game, turning over the ball and reading the play of the ball well.

Ella Roulston played a strong game in centre, feeding the ball well into the goalers and acted as a reliable back up all down the court.

Tess Teggelove and Ella McPhee combined to both shoot and play well in goals with Tess playing her ever-consistent game with reliable and accurate shooting.

The girls never dropped intensity and finished off strong.

Best: Brielle O’Mera, Ella Roulston and Tess Teggelove.

B Res — Shepp Swans 29 def. Rochester 21

B-reserve had a nail biting game on their hands with a close game to the finish.

Rochester looked strong from the get-go with excellent play down the court.

Goalers found it hard to get near the ball with tight defence from the Swans but accurate goaling from Grace Bubb and Ella Marsh made up for it.

Defender Grace Ingram was sensational with plenty of intercepts, rebounds and drives down the court to earn her best on court.

Annalise Ball was unstoppable in centre making great space, defending every ball and accurately passing into shooters that was until she was struck with a huge calf cramp that took her from the court.

The girls did their best to hold on but finished up second best.

Best: Grace Ingram and Annalise Ball.

B grade — Rochester 41 def. Shepp Swans 35

B-grade had their work cut out for them from the first whistle with three injuries before the start.

In a close encounter the girls made some errors and played catch up all game.

The last quarter saw them steady and go back to basics.

Lil Ward was instrumental in the mid court causing havoc in the defence end giving Maddy Holt plenty of opportunity to go out hunting and take intercepts at crucial times of the game.

Shannon Keath drove the ball out of defence with ease down to the attacking end.

Young gun, Annie Hughes came into the goaling ring half way through the third quarter and played well above her 16 years, combining well with Alyse Stroobants who also played a strong game.

Being down by one goal at three quarter time the girls accelerated in the last quarter to take the win.

Best: Lil Ward, Maddy Holt and Shannen Keath.

A grade — Shepp Swans 54 def. Rochester 42

In A grade, Maddy Eggelstone came out firing for her 100th GVFL game getting plenty of tips and rebounds.

Morgan Dingwall back after two weeks out with an ankle injury shot well and moved with ease in the ring.

Ellie Cuttriss rode the bumps well and kept driving hard for the ball.

Brielle O’Mera came on at half time and created space and fed well into the goalers.

Teaghan Vallely played well in WD with tight play and took an awesome intercept that resulted in a goal.

A good team effort but the girls ended up going down by 12.

Best: Morgan Dingwall, Teaghan Vallely and Maddy Egglestone.

Rochester take on Shepparton Bears at home next week.