Calivil United edge out reigning premiers

CALIVIL United coach Karen Pascoe said the win against YCW was a long time coming for her team.

In their past three encounters the Eagles have managed to out-gun their opponents to win the four points, however the tables turned on Saturday afternoon.

Calivil United managed to hold-off the reigning premiers to win by three goals.

Pascoe said it felt really good to get the win.

“It was a close game as I expected,” she said.

“It feels great to get the win, the girls were really happy.”

The final score was 31-29.

Pascoe said it was a game suited for defenders.

“It was a very defensive game across the court,” she said.

“The shooters really struggled with the windy conditions; it was harder than normal for the goalers.

“It was a great effort.”

Pascoe praised the efforts of keeper Teigan Redwood and defender Lauren Rogers.

“When we needed something I thought our defenders really stood up and got the turnovers,” she said.

Calivil United remain the only undefeated team in the Loddon Valley Netball League A-grade.

In other matches Bears-Lagoon Serpentine scored its first victory of the season.

After battling hard in the first two rounds, the Bears managed to hold off Inglewood, to win their first match.

The final score was 27-23.

Bears-Lagoon Serpentine coach Lana Addlem said it was the first time this season everything clicked for the team.

“Both teams started strongly but we managed to hold on to that four goal lead for most of the game,” she said.

“It was probably the best game we have played together as a team.”

Addlem said during the pre-season there were a few new players added to the team.

She said she was still trying to work out the best combinations.

“Sophia Mitchell, she was playing as a defender for the first few games and then we moved her into shooting and that really worked,” Addlem said.

“Inglewood had bigger defenders, but she was quick and moved around well.

“She was named the best player.”

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