Mount Compass win first game of the season in Great Southern netball

IN THE WAY: Encounter Bay Senior 4 Georgia Scholz reaches in to knock the ball away from Goolwa's Ashlee Wray on Saturday.
IN THE WAY: Encounter Bay Senior 4 Georgia Scholz reaches in to knock the ball away from Goolwa's Ashlee Wray on Saturday.

What an interesting week of netball, with the shock news of Mount Compass taking their first win of the season against Strathalbyn. Strathalbyn were rattled by a few minor injuries and were unable to settle in their attack line. Compass took every opportunity and were able to hold onto their lead throughout the match.

The match between Myponga and Vale was closer than expected, which shows me that Vale do have what it takes to match it with the top four.

I hope that this continues. Willunga brought Creek down to earth and proved too strong over the court, and lastly, Victor stamped their authority against Yankalilla, winning by 47 goals. I'm excited to see what this coming round has in store for GSNA fans.

NO PROBLEMS: Goolwa Senior 4 goal attack Tayla Hoad is confident under the basket on Saturday in the match against Encounter Bay.

NO PROBLEMS: Goolwa Senior 4 goal attack Tayla Hoad is confident under the basket on Saturday in the match against Encounter Bay.

Willunga vs Goolwa

Willunga have been progressing brilliantly this season, but will be challenged over the next two weeks as they face Goolwa and Victor. I am excited to see how they shape up against these two teams and if they really are premiership contenders in 2019.

Goolwa have a star-studded line up, however their efforts this week will be determined by their player availability. Willunga are forming some strong combinations and on this occasion, will have the upper hand throughout the centre court. This will undoubtedly be the match of the round and although I am not confident in my decision, I pick Willunga to take the match by 4.

Compass vs Creek

Although Creek have shown great improvement, their consistency is something to focus on moving forward. Compass are coming off a gutsy win and will be looking to topple the Creek run on Saturday. The defence line of Creek will be too strong for the smaller Compass girls, however the centre courts will be matched quite well. Although I am proud of the Compass girls efforts last week, I don't think that they can back it up. Creek to win by 14.

HANDS IN: Goolwa Senior 4 goal keeper Tenayah Norman shows great desperation to prevent Encounter Bay shooter Georgina Burne from winning the ball.

HANDS IN: Goolwa Senior 4 goal keeper Tenayah Norman shows great desperation to prevent Encounter Bay shooter Georgina Burne from winning the ball.

Yankalilla vs Strath

Strath have been left scratching their heads after last week and a game against the bottom placed Yank side could not have come soon enough (although, I could have said the same last week about Compass). Yank have an incredibly young team who give 100 per cent at all times. Madison Russell and Kayla Ellis have the potential to cause havoc for Bella Garwood and Candice Holdsworth and will be looking to cause important turnovers for their side. Strath defenders will be too strong for the Yank goalies and need to redeem themselves after last week's efforts, therefore will take the win by 14.

HANDS IN: Goolwa Senior 4 player Kymberley Boyclo shows great desperation to prevent Encounter Bay's Megan Boonekamp from winning the ball.

HANDS IN: Goolwa Senior 4 player Kymberley Boyclo shows great desperation to prevent Encounter Bay's Megan Boonekamp from winning the ball.

Vale vs Victor

Vale challenged Myponga last week and will be looking to put forward a similar performance this Saturday against League leaders Victor. Both teams have been running with a consistent line up and seem to be improving with every match. Vale's strength is their speed through the centre court, which will be matched with Courtney Barry and Renee Moon this week. Victor's defenders were able to keep Yank to only 15 goals last week and will be looking to make the lives of Emma Cremers and Brooke Collier difficult. Victor to win by 21.

Langhorne Creek vs Goolwa

League

Score 24 - 39

Senior 2 :

vs Willunga White

Due to Willunga having two teams in this grade, this game was indoors on Tuesday night. It was a closely contested game with accurate shooting by both teams. Willunga lead by 3 until half way through the last quarter. Langhorne Creek pulled back the three goals and then went ahead by 2. It was a nail biter right to the end with Langhorne Creek winning by 1. Score 42 - 41

vs Willunga Grey

Langhorne Creek started strongly, going into the first quarter 6 goals ahead. Willunga came back and the game was very close in the second half. Both teams worked hard and the game was closely contested. Langhorne Creek held on to win by 4 goals. Score 34 - 30

Senior 3

A strongly contested & evenly matched game with both teams trying to consolidate a lead. After scores being even at half time, Willunga edged ahead to go up by 3 at three quarter time. Creek's lifted again to win the last quarter by 1 but Willunga hung on to run out winners by 2 goals. Score 38 - 40

Senior 4

This game started out very even and was tough throughout the whole match. Creek fought back in the third quarter but couldn't maintain it, going down by 3 in the end. Score 37 - 40

Senior 6

Score 53 - 53

Intermediate Div. 1

Willunga's experience was on display from the first whistle. Creek's youth put up a good fight in every contest and will take a lot away from the game. Willunga came away strong winners by 31. Score 35 - 66

Intermediate Div. 2:

vs Willunga Grey

Score 23 - 33

vs Willunga White

Score 47 - 27

Intermediate Div. 3

Score 37 - 34

Intermediate Div. 4

Good strong defence by Langhorne Creek. Willunga were determined & kept in the game. They were unable to keep the Creek from leading by never gave up. Score 37 - 16

13 & U Div. 1

Willunga had a strong start with goalies Zalii & Emily combining well with accurate shooting. Creek came back in the second & third quarters with Sienna dominant through the mid-court creating turnovers for Ranii & Ella to convert. The final quarter started with even court play however Willunga stepped up with strong play all over the court to win by 15. Score 33 - 48

13 & U Div. 2:

vs Willunga Grey

The girls started off slow but eased into the game very well. It was a tight game from the first whistle but Creek unfortunately went down by 3 goals. Score 19 - 22

vs Willunga White

The girls played a fantastic game for their second game of the day. The goalies were fabulous, shooting a total of 28 goals for the game. Defence players were very strong, keeping Willunga to only 4 goals. A great team effort today girls! Score 28 - 4

11 & U Div. 1:

vs Willunga Grey

The game started off even with both teams keeping tight defence. An exciting second & third quarter kept the girls fighting for the ball. Creek coming away with the win by 6. Score 16 - 10

11 & U Div. 1 vs Willunga White

Score 23 - 2

11 & U Div. 2

Score 8 - 13

NetSetGo vs Willunga Grey & Willunga White

The girls played great in both games and tried their best. Although they only went down by a few in both games, they all did very well. It was a great effort for them all to stay focussed & play two games in the one day!

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