After a loss to the Southside Flyers on Saturday night the Bendigo Spirit now have a 1-3 record.
However, first year coach Tracy York is not concerned and knows her team is capable of much more than shown in the season so far.
"Southside is a very strong team and we didn't come out of the block well early enough," York said.
"We weren't on the front foot and not aggressive enough defensively."
However, one sign of strength from the Spirit was a run in the final quarter which saw them put 26 points on the board to the Flyers' 16.
However, it wasn't enough to get the job done, with the Flyers taking an eight-point win, final sores 85-77.
"Full credit to the girls as they showed we can do that, but we will be watching the tape to see how to not get ourselves into that situation again," York said.
There were several aspects of the Spirit's performance which York picked up and will refine going forward.
"They (Flyers) were making the plays, and we weren't aggressive enough.
"But the last past of the third quarter and in the fourth we were on the front foot and a lot better."
So far the Spirit has played two unsuccessful games against the Melbourne Boomers, one clash with the Perth Lynx where team was victorious and most recently against the Flyers.
"Looking at the league we play Melbourne and Southside four times in our first six games and they are currently the top two," York said.
"It's still early days and next time we meet we will make sure we are on the front foot."
One obstacle for the Spirit has been playing without second year import Becca Tobin who was sidelined before the team's season opener against the Boomers after taking a knock to the head during training.
"She should be back this weekend," York said.
"Playing the first four games without - potentially - one of our strongest players has given others a chance to step up, but it has been tough for us."
The team is now preparing for a home-court clash this Friday night.
The Bendigo Spirit will host the Adelaide Lightning (3-1) at the Bendigo Stadium, tip-off 7pm.
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