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The Courier SPORT Wednesday, May 6, 2015 – PAGE 17
MID HILLS NETBALL
Mid Hills A-grade details
Lobethal Lutheran 33
(L. Harding) d Littlehampton 29
Mt Barker Lutheran 37
(S. Harford) d Mt Barker United 34
Echunga 42 (K. Newman) d
Hahndorf 41 (T. Steinwedel).
Lobethal 44 d Onkaparinga 23.
A newly configured Lobethal
A-grade team worked hard
to run out with a 44-23 win
over Onkaparinga during last
Saturday’s opening to the 2015
Mid Hills netball season.
New goalie combination Millie Tucker
and Kailey Maczkowiack found space
easily in the first quarter to put the Tigers
in front by four goals at the first break.
Alice Smart at goal keeper for Onkas
tried hard to stem the flow of goals in the
second quarter but the Tigers continued
to push on with some strong midcourt
drives from top recruit Ali Pullen
Lobethal led by 15 goals at half-time and
Onkas made changes for the third quarter.
Claire Bryars went into defence and took
some timely intercepts to keep her team
in the game.
Goal defender Alex Edwards was just
as damaging at the other end for the
Tigers, shutting down Onkas goal scoring
The Tigers had extended their advantage
to 19 goals at the last break.
The fourth quarter was evenly contested
with Kaicee Kleemann and Chloe Oborn
combining well in the midcourt for the
Chloe Ferguson continued to run hard
in the middle for Onkas, but couldn’t pull
back the lead of the Tigers, who ran out
winners by 21 goals.
Lobethal Lutheran took a narrow 33-29
Round 1 victory against Littlehampton in
a hard fought match.
From the first whistle, the determination
and standard comfirmed both teams
wanted the first win of the season.
The midcourt was a tight contest with
Littlehampton’s Carly Peterson, Sheridan
Achurch and Ella Lawson evenly matched
with Lobethal Lutheran’s Jessica Mariner,
Emily Schultz and Kellie Harten.
Littlehampton’s Emma Chapman and
Lisa McCarthy’s height proved valuable
and accurate in the goal circle giving the
Lightning a two-goal lead at quarter-time.
The intensity of Lobethal Lutheran’s
defensive players Lisa Harding and
Naomi Juers increased during the second
quarter, feeding the ball well through the
midcourt to create a four-goal lead at half-
Littlehampton’s Rhiannon Lewis and
Bree O’Brien worked hard together
creating a tight and intensive defence
throughout the first half.
Lobethal Lutheran also changed
its midcourt structure which proved
successful, extending its lead to six goals.
experience and leadership during the
second half, along with Bianca Warner
in midcourt, created a strong corridor,
however, the Lightning were unable to
Lobethal Lutheran goalies Tanya Ising
and Jade Newman’s conversion of goals
during the final quarter, ensured the Lions
maiden win of the season.
Mt Barker Lutheran’s previous successive
grand final wins in B1 competition was
acknowledged by inclusion in the 2015
Tigers display early touch
The outcome of the match proved the
team were up to the contest, with a three-
goal win over Mt Barker United.
Both teams started the first quarter with
determination and strength, reflected by
the great contests all around the court.
United were able to take the lead at
quarter time due to accurate shooting by
Simone Laube and some key intercepts
by experienced midcourters Alison
Tidemann, Renee Bell and Brooke
Lutheran kicked into gear and took
over in the second quarter with some
outstanding defensive pressure and
perfect shooting by goal attack Sheralee
This continued in the third quarter and
Lutheran moved six goals ahead.
United dug deep and increased the
intensity all over the court.
Nat Gollan and Erin Campbell turned
the ball over and with some smooth play
down the court were able to capitalise,
thanks to goalies Nicole Harders and
Laube to win the fourth quarter.
Unfortunately it was just a little too late
with Lutheran taking the contest 37-34
and proving capable within an A-grade
Both Nairne Districts and Lobethal were
in search of a win to start off the season
and the first quarter had Lobethal come
impenatrable with Casey Guerin and
Kristy Aufderheide continually turning the
ball over and sending it forward.
New players to the club, Hannah Lewis
and Sam Palin, combined well with some
impressive midcourt drives to take the
ball into their goalies, who were shooting
beautifully, presenting the Tigers with a
13-3 lead at the first break.
Nairne Districts fought back in the second
with Courtney Jaensch running hard at
centre to provide goalies Rebecca Zadow
and Lauren Smith plenty of opportunity to
find range and to shoot some lovely goals.
Nairne shot nine goals to 11 by the Tigers
in the second and the score at the long
break had Lobethal leading 24-12.
Lobethal made some changes at half-
time with another new Tiger Alana
Anderson coming on at centre.
The Tigers stepped up a gear and left
Nairne Districts in their wake, putting on
22 goals in the third quarter.
Lobethal goalies Maddy Low and Tiff
Jenner were on song, shooting with
fabulous accuracy and finishing off some
awesome team work.
Nairne’s Izzy Cross and Kayla Jaensch worked hard
putting pressure on the Tigers attack.
Meanwhile the same was being done by the Tigers
with Courtney Graeber now back in the goal circle and
defending hard which resulted in numerous turnovers.
With strong drive through the midcourt, Lobethal were
able to stretch its lead to 46-20.
During the last term the Tigers found space easily and
continued to moved the ball forward with confidence.
The understanding between the Tiger goalies continued to
grow, resulting in some fabulous work within the ring which
finished off some brilliant defence and midcourt work by
The Tigers continued their high work rate and impressive
team work right to the end of a comprehensive 62-27
Both Echunga and Hahndorf Lutheran charged out from
the very first whistle, displaying strong attacking play.
Echunga managed to intercept an errant pass to send the
ball to its goalies to score an early lead.
Timely intercepts by Amanda Salha and Sarah Luke kept
the Hahndorf Lutheran girls in the contest.
Both teams struggled to get the ball to the attacking
third with Sarah Wright and Mel Lawrence repelling many
Echunga attacking drives.
Beth Harris and Lauren Johnson were ably fed by Alysha
Donald to successfully score and end a low scoring first
The Echunga girls continued to move the ball around the
court as they continued their attack in the second half.
While both teams defence were on top with timely
intercepts, the second half belonged to Echunga as it
continued to attack and score, running out an eventual 36-
Nairne Districts had a convincing 55-29 win against
Lobethal Gold on Saturday.
Lobethal Gold lead the match early, with its conversion in
the attack along with defensive pressure ensuring the lead
However, in the third quarter Nairne Districts introduced
Casey Reichelt who really lifted the team to another level.
This helped Nairne to dominate the final two quarters and
come away with a convincing win.
Mt Barker Lutheran won the toss and its centre pass
marked the start of the first game against Mt Barker United
for the 2015 season.
The first quarter was tight but United seemed to settle
a little faster and goalies Karen Mules and Bianca Smith
made the most of every opportunity, with Mules shooting
brilliantly and scoring from three long bombs.
However, Mt Barker Lutheran fought hard in defence with
Demi Harford as goal keeper and Jess Pilkington putting
her stamp on the game early in goal defence.
At the first break United led 7-6 and in the second quarter,
United’s line up remained unchanged, while Mt Barker
Lutheran rotated players.
Harford went into goals to shoot with Sue Kupke, Sarah
Richardson moved into goal keeper to team up with
Pilkington, and Micki Irvine-Creaser took the court in wing
The match up between Lutheran wing attack Kylie Schultz
and United’s Millie Rusby was great with both players
contesting the ball.
United’s defence worked hard with goal keeper Bec
Morgan and goal defender Lyn Pascoe making Kupke and
Harford work for every goal, but accurate shooting resulted
in Mt Barker Lutheran scoring a further 12 goals.
Down the other end of the court, despite Mules putting
up another three bombs, Pilkington was flying, intercepting
balls at every pass and Richardson rebounded well as goal
keeper and by half-time Mt Barker Lutheran led 20-12.
United regrouped and introduced more height into the
ring, placing Ashlyn Kiely in goal attack and Rusby moved
into centre, while Olivia Porteous moved from centre into
Mt Barker Lutheran continued to rotate players also as
Jordy Irvine-Creaser assumed the goal shooter position to
team up with Harford, and M. Irvine-Creaser moved into
Monique Lee worked tirelessly in centre for Mt Barker
Lutheran, turning over the ball and chasing loose balls all
game despite the warmer weather, but Rusby stayed close
and the two fed their respective goalies well all quarter.
Strong defence from both teams kept scoring low, but at
the last change Mt Barker Lutheran led 29-19.
In the final term United swapped Emma Brigden with
Mules, and Kiely went into wing attack.
Continued Sport 19
Mt Barker United goal shooter Nicole Harders (right) utilises her height advantage to grab a rebound
over Mt Barker Lutheran goal keeper Taylor Featherstone during last Saturday’s Round 1 Mid Hills
Netball Association A-grade encounter at Woodside.
Mt Barker United centre Brooke Byrnes (right) snares a midcourt
possession in advance of Mt Barker Lutheran counterpart Dani Barolo in
Saturday’s opening round of 2015 Mid Hills A-grade netball competition.
Mt Barker Lutheran celebrated a return to top tier ranks with victory by
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