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The Courier SPORT Wednesday, May 6, 2015 – PAGE 19
Competitive opening shots
Continued from Sport 20
Hahndorf defenders Lisa Fyfe and Katrina Pollard
were relentless in their efforts, forcing errors and
pouncing on any loose balls.
Magpies newcomer Lauren Nitschke at wing
defence added drive through midcourt, backed up
with precision passes from Kelley Jaensch and Kelly
‘Charlie’ Childs, giving Hahndorf’s goalies ample
opportunities to score, and strengthen a 23-12 lead
Both teams made changes during the break with
Crafers faring the better when play resumed.
Nitschke suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter,
introducing Tahlia Steinwedel to wing attack and
Childs going into defence.
Whilst Steinwedel slotted in perfectly, unfortunately
for Hahndorf the switching of its goalies didn’t pay off
and Crafers outscored the Magpies 11-9.
With Kaesler back at goal shooter and Kew as goal
attack Hahndorf settled back down and dominated the
fourth quarter to eventually win by 12 goals.
It was a tough game with many great passages of
play and a competitive start to the League season by
Promoted Nairne Districts hosted reigning premier
Ironbank in the first round of the 2015 Courier League
Nairne were aiming for a positive start and opened
its account early, scoring twice before Ironbank
registered its first goal.
Each team took time to establish its own game plan,
however, early inaccuracies in the goal circle by
Nairne allowed the Thunderettes to hold a two-goal
lead at the first change.
Ironbank settled into a rhythm during the second
quarter and exerted pressure across all positions,
resulting in turnovers and a high penalty count for
Capitalising on these opportunities, Ironbank goalies
Kamille Juauntis and Zoe Edwards soon had their
team five goals in front and threatening to break away
To Nairne’s credit, its players held their nerve and
fought back late in the quarter, but still trailed by three
goals at the major break.
Districts stepped up its defensive pressure in the third
quarter and it paid dividends, challenging Ironbank’s
hold on the match.
Nairne defenders Nikita Block and Erin Jaensch
began to impose their authority in the ring and the
tide began to turn for Nairne goalies Ali Mather and
Melinda Todd as they found space and confidence in
By minimising penalties, Nairne manufactured an
eight-goal turnaround to lead 33-28 heading into the
Ironbank made some positional changes which paid
off immediately in the fourth quarter.
Defenders Lauren Lobasso and Steph Duldig turned
up the intensity in Nairne’s attack line, contesting
strongly and forcing the error.
Ironbank’s goalies shot true and clawed back the
gap with the match turning into a fluctuating affair,
matching goal for goal.
In the closing two minutes Ironbank produced a
crucial turnover to go ahead by two goals and with
time running out, Nairne could only manage to get
In a very exciting first encounter, the experienced
Ironbank combination desperately clung onto a 42-41
win against a spirited Nairne side.
Bridgewater centre Tennille Millard (left) out positions multiple Courier League best and
fairest award recipient Kerry Harten of Lobethal Lutheran to claim a midcourt possession
in Saturday’s Round 1 encounter at Bridgewater which resulted in a seven-goal win to the
visting Lutheran Lions.
Mt Barker Lutheran returned Richardson to wing defence and Kupke
moved into goal keeper.
Kupke’s height proved to be an advantage in defence and teamed
with the unstoppable Pilkington, made it difficult for United’s accurate
shooters to convert.
The final score was 38-24, but did not reflect how even the game was.
Lobethal Tigers defeated Mt Barker Lutheran 31-22 in what started as
an even game with both sides contributing across the court.
Mt Barker Lutheran’s midcourt were making it difficult for the Tigers to
get through to their shooters without an intercept.
Lobethal defence duo Kelsey Guerin and Karlie Gowland kept
providing the opportunities for the midcourt team of Kimberley Wall,
Holly Liemann, Kirsty Martin and Tayla French.
They worked hard to feed to the goalies, allowing goal after goal
to be put in by the accurate Abbey Gardner and well placed Lynsey
Shooters Siobhan Kleinig and Natasha Barns were also popping in
goals for Mt Barker Lutheran, keeping the scorecard even until the
Tigers broke away.
Lobethal worked hard all over the court to lead by five goals at three-
quarter time, eventually extending the gap for a win.
Hahndorf had a convincing 50-11 win against Nairne on a perfect day
The sun was shining and all the girls were excited to play their first
game for season 2015.
Hahndorf started well against Nairne with Caitlin Marshall and Holly
Gill in goals, and with Marshall on fire, Hahndorf led 14-3 at quarter
During the second quarter Hahndorf extended the lead with great
work in defence by Sarah Slade and Eliza Stafford and wing defender
At half-time the score was 31-5 as Chloe Edmonds went to centre,
and with her height and agility, intercepted the ball all over the court
with the help of Amy Blight in wing attack and Caitlin Hearne in goal
Goal attack Jessica Stapleton helped to extend Hahndorf’s lead to
43-6 at the end of the third quarter.
In the final term Nairne tried to come back but the Hahndorf team
proved just too good on the day.
It was a pleasing start to the season with excellent weather conditions
aiding Onkaparinga’s 53-17 win against Mt Barker Lutheran.
Consistent intercepts throughout the midcourt by I. Foster and G.
Cooper, combined with a strong defence combination of Z. Freyer
and A. Stephenson, meant Mt Barker Lutheran didn’t get many goal
shooting opportunities throughout the game, but shot well when the
ball got into its goal circle.
Mt Barker Lutheran’s defenders worked hard and rebounded well
throughout the game, but the speed and accuracy of passing from
Onkaparinga wing attack T. Davis into the goal circle was unstoppable
for the entire game.
In what was a very fast paced first quarter between Woodside and
Gumeracha, Woodside’s goal attack Jasmine Reid and goal shooter
Rose Mason scored goal-for-goal with Gumeracha’s goal attack
Rachel Sumner and shooter Abbey Gladigau.
The midcourt speed of wing attack Tara Hartley, wing defender
Hannah Giles and centre Charlie Paech proved to be a winning
combination, with Woodside’s strong goal keeper Jarrah Taylor and
goal defender Lily Kain keeping Gumeracha to just three goals in the
On a warm day, the changes at half-time and introduction of fresh
legs through wing attack Taylor Graetz only helped to increase the
lead, with Woodside taking out the game comfortably 54-18.
With calm weather on Friday night, it was a perfect evening to launch
the netball season.
Hahndorf were in sync from the first whistle and led well in attack and
were extremely tight in defence and by half-time had a seven-goal lead
over Woodside Red.
Woodside Red put up a good fight, and considering the team had
never played together before, and put up a solid fight right until the
Ayla Christophers and Karlani Angwin were strong in defence, and
Winona Beltrame, Georgia Webb and Olivia Harvey fought hard in the
Continued from Sport 17
midcourt, but Lucy Fielke and Jade Marshall were tough competition.
Kiarra Stoeckel and Tanisha Linke were consistent in shooting
goals when the ball got to their end.
Eloise Kabelitz payed in midcourt as well as goals and was
consistent all match.
Hahndorf kept the lead each quarter and with strong players like
Hannah Rodert and Lilly Hogben, will be tough competition this
The final score was 27-15 but the score for enthusiasm and effort
was 100 percent.
Mt Barker Lutheran opened the 2015 winter campaign with a solid
39–14 victory over Onkaparinga in its Round 1 clash.
The first quarter was a fairly even affair, with hard work and
reasonably accurate shooting displayed by Mt Barker’s goal attack
Abi Hansen and goal shooter Ella McClean.
Despite Mt Barker giving away too many penalties across the court,
perhaps as a result of over-enthusiasm, it held an 8-5 lead at the
Mt Barker continued to build on its lead in the second term with
centre Bailey Garwood and wing attack Alyssa Whait working
tirelessly through the midcourt and feeding well into the circle.
At half-time Mt Barker held an eight goal advantage over
Onkaparinga which had battled hard all over the court, and would
continue to do so.
Mt Barker Lutheran’s Imogen Raidis was moved off the bench
to centre, Garwood to wing defence, McClean to goal attack and
Hansen to goal shooter.
The third quarter featured Mt Barker dominate the play across the
court and pile on a further 12 goals to one.
Excellent defensive pressure and strong rebounding by goal
defender Isabel Pope and goal keeper Tara Winston, along with
good coverage and hard running by the midcourters, resulted in
Moving into the last quarter, Mt Barker shifted Raidis to goal
attack, Winston to goal defence, Pope to goal keeper, and returned
Garwood to centre.
Aveeda Maddern also returned to her first-half wing defence
position and continued to work hard, providing strong defensive
pressure and good support through midcourt.
Mt Barker Lutheran finished off a strong overall performance with
11 goals to five in the four term, enjoying a well earned win.
The clash between Birdwood and Hahndorf started off fast, and
despite the tough work by Birdwood goal defence Rachel Hockley,
Hahndorf goal shooter Matilda Shotten shot the first goal.
First-time goalie Ash Byrne displayed confidence and strength,
dodging around her players to also shoot some great goals.
Hahndorf wing defender Emily Marshall and goal defender Tilly
McCormack were in good control, allowing wing attack Yazmin Kane
to find space.
The second quarter featured a lot of contesting in goals from both
sides and a more settled period of good netball found Hahndorf in
the lead by two goals.
Birdwood centre Dana Jude held her ground and kept control of
her game, despite constant pressure from Hahndorf centre Clarissa
In the third quarter Birdwood came out strongly to take the lead.
Showing her usual strength in defence, Hahndorf goal defender
Georgie Hodgson put Birdwood under pressure.
The final quarter provided fantastic contests throughout the whole
court, performing some great netball to create a 19-all draw to finish
Both Woodside and Lobethal players were eager to get started and
showed great enthusiasm towards the ball and play from the first
Woodside offered strength in its midcourt which enabled its
shooters to back up with some great goals.
Lobethal’s defenders were kept on their toes and displayed
outstanding persistence and commitment to keeping the score line
The tables were turned midway when Lobethal found a solid depth
and flow and began to close the gap, however, Woodside took a
Onkaparinga started the game against Hahndorf strongly, scoring
almost immediately after the first whistle, and followed with three
more goals in quick succession.
Hahndorf were slow to react and found it difficult to stem
The midcourt dominance of Onkaparinga, led by centre Chloe
Kilsby was unmatched by Hahndorf, which were left reeling, and
unable to move the ball forward.
In the second quarter, Hahndorf goal attack Keeley Paech created
good movement to help drive the ball into her goalies, however,
Hahndorf were unable to capitalise, missing several opportunities.
The half-time break had Hahndorf make a number of positional
changes and finally score its first goal when Laura Sparrow shot
truly at goal attack after leading a renewed charge.
Tireless defence from goal defender Lucy Marshall and Georgia
Wyatt-Reid at goal keeper hampered Onkaparinga’s scoring ability,
enabling Hahndorf to score again several times through shooter
Onkaparinga’s midcourt dominance continued despite best efforts
from centre Grace Foster and Amelia Edwards at wing defence,
while wing attack Sophie Basso used her height to full advantage.
The pace of the match was frantic at times, resulting in some
messy play, however, Onkaparinga’s quicker pace and better
developed skills resulted in a 14-6 win.
Mt Barker Lutheran took on HCCS Verdun on a sunny and warm
Saturday for a game which was tightly contested in the first half.
Both teams suffered from Round 1 cobwebs with some loose
passing and stepping, but each soon settled and tight match ups
were evident the full length of the court.
HCCS Verdun’s goalies were able to secure rebounds and held
onto a small lead at half-time.
This changed in the second half, with a dominate performance
from the Mt Barker Lutheran goalies, displaying very accurate
Centre court pressure was also applied and this meant the
difference in the final score with Mt Barker Lutheran taking a 20-13
The first game of the season was played on a sunny morning and
both teams had very excited girls, some of whom were playing their
first game of non-modified rules netball.
Lobethal Lions were the the first team to get on the scoreboard
with Mackenzie Smith-Hole at goal attck shooting a solid goal
despite the goal defending efforts of goal keeper Riley Polmear and
goal defence Zoe Hannaford.
Lions goal shooting pair, Smith-Hole at goal attack and Macy Fox
at goal shooter, were able to add another goal each to the Lions
tally, while Gumeracha added one goal to make the first quarter
score 3-1 in the Lions favor.
The second quarter displayed a fierce competition between both
team’s midcourt players.
Gumeracha centre Nikita McDonald and wing attack Mirela Mik
worked very hard to get the ball down to goalies Lori Attenburough
and Charlie Mardle which resulted in two goals for the quarter.
Lions wing defender Jana Tonkin and centre Tanae Mieglich were
able to turn the play around to get the goal back into the Lions goal
ring and score a further four goals to secure a 7-3 lead to Lobethal
Lutheran at half-time.
Gumeracha dominated the third quarter with the efforts of wing
defender Layla Hollington and centre Nikita McDonald intercepting
the ball and sending it down to the goalies.
Gumeracha were able to add another three goals despite the
relentless efforts of goal defence Caitlin Smyth and goal keeper
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