Bullettes GD Review: Rd 1 2017
Our A grade came out firing with all guns blazing. We got up first quarter 11-4. We welcome a few new faces this season. With our two tall twin towers Mandy and Birgitta starting in goals there was no stopping them to get us that great start. Birgs then moved to WA and Emily who backed up her second game played the last 3 quarters in GA with Mandy in GS. By Half time we were up 24-13. We had Courtney running the midcourt backed up by Bridgette who also played her second game for the day. They worked together extremely well with some excellent feeds. Down the defensive end we had Newcomer Georgia who worked really well with Mardi, Renee and Michelle. All four players are very athletic with some great rebounds and intercepts. We have some really excellent combos and although that was the first time the team had all played together there was some really exciting patches of play and as a coach I’m super excited for the coming weeks to see what we can bring to the table. Great win to Karingal 50-21. Also congrats to our new C and D coach Amanda on her debut. Both C and D teams also had some great wins which was good to see! Go Bullettes.
On Saturday we played Langwarrin at their courts in what was a very warm day to kick off our season. We have a few new recruits this year so it was exciting to see how the girls Would go in their first game which definitely didn’t disappoint. We had Emily in goals who was a standout and best on with her experience and movement around the goal ring with Nadine and Breanna assisting perfectly. We welcomed back Rachel in defence with Peyton and Breanna. We had Brooke and Bridgette doing a great job through the mid court with some excellent feeds and Taylah stepping up as well in the second half. The game was a little bit scrappy as they are all still getting used to playing together but there was so many positives to come out of round 1 and the team really started to gel and show their potential. They started to put together some of plays they had been practicing at training. Awesome win 44-22. Well done girls.
Round one this week and we took on Langy at Lloyd Park. Great start to the season with both teams winning! A fantastic performance from all girls for their first game together. New teams this year with new players and everyone played well together, it was truly great team and club effort C Grade played a fantastic first game by the whole team. Everyone played so well a real team effort. The goaling in the first half was awesome the center court played so well bring it down and feeding our goalers well. A huge effort by all the defenders they were quiet amazing holding their balance and following up with the rebounds. with this combined effort we came away with the win 34 to 50.
The D team had a fabulous first half with a new goal playing combination killing it and our defense showed great defending skills and dominating with our center court showing great team work. 3rd Qtr we started to get tired and made a few passing errors resulting in our lead being minimised, so in the 4th qtr we put some fresh legs on which proved to be beneficial and resulted in a win by 4 goals. A special thanks to Chantel who sat of for the whole game and showed to be a real team player with her support on the side.