Cats too fierce for Tigerettes

By Campaspe News

ROCHESTER Tigerettes made the trip to Mooroopna to take on the Cats in round 13 on a sunny winter’s day.

The girls had a tough day on the court with only one win and a draw for the day.

U15s — Rochester 84 def. Mooroopna 17

The under 15’s started off the day well with an easy win and dominated the game from the first whistle.

Up by 16 goals at quarter time, the girls never let the intensity waver.

Elle Palmer had an excellent game in both defence and goals showing off her versatility and being a driving force to a solid win for the girls.

Teal Hocking was superb in goal attack, moving well in the ring and shooting with accuracy.

Kasey Conder ran out a great first half in centre, moving the ball down the court with ease and then dominated in goal defence in the last quarter.

It was a solid team effort from all the girls taking home the win.

Best: Elle Palmer, Teal Hocking and Kasey Conder.

U17s — Rochester 42 drew Mooroopna 42

The under 17’s had a nail biting game on their hands with only three goals between them at quarter time.

It was a tightly contested game in both defence and attack.

Rosy Miechel and Brielle O’Mera played a great game in defence, not letting much get past their quick hands.

Annie Hughes played an excellent game in goals, shooting with accuracy and moving around the court with ease.

Ella Roulston played a well-balanced game all over the court and fed well into the goalers.

The last quarter saw the game go goal for goal and neither team wanted to let the other win.

After a hard fought game, the score was level at the final whistle, deeming the game a draw.

Best: Annie Hughes, Ella Roulston and Rosy Miechel.

B reserve — Mooroopna 42 def. Rochester 17

It was a tough day on the court for B reserve girls against the dynamic cats.

Annalise Ball worked hard in all four quarters, driving the ball through the mid court.

Grace Ingram and Grace Wachter worked overtime in defence both taking some inspiring intercepts.

Kate Else and her fabulous hair drove well to the ring, being a strong option for the goalers.

Despite their best efforts, the gap became too big to close and the Cats won by 25 goals.

Best: Annalise Ball, Kate Else and Grace Ingram.

B grade — Mooroopna 56 def. Rochester 38

B-grade saw a tightly contested first quarter with only two goals the difference at quarter time.

Jamie Dingwall worked tirelessly in the goal ring converting every shot she put up.

The defenders had to hunt for every ball to win the ball back in the second and third quarter with Maddy Holt finding her rhythm and intercepting across the court.

Shannen Keath was sensational in defence also, taking intercepts and running the ball down the court with finesse.

Mooroopna proved too good for the girls.

Best: Maddy Holt, Jamie Dingwall and Shannen Keath.

A grade — Mooroopna 35 def. Rochester 27

It was a scrappy start to the game in A grade with both teams making errors.

Bridgette Holt played a captains game with tight defensive play and plenty of talk and encouragement to the team.

Maddy Egglestone worked hard in defence and got tips and rebounds when she could.

Eesha Clarke and Ellie Cuttriss drove hard through the mid court to open up the play.

Teaghan Vallely was tight in defence and pulled off some lovely intercepts down the court.

Sahra Brooks, Morgan Dingwall and Tess Teggelove battled hard in goals on tight defence and shot some excellent goals.

Mooroopna were too good in the end and dominated the third quarter, which made it too hard for Rochester to claw it back.

Best: Bridgette Holt, Maddy Egglestone and Teaghan Vallely.

Rochester makes the long road trip to take on Mansfield next round.