Final Placing: 2nd
NSW 19/U Team finishes runners-up at Nationals
The NSW 19/U Team has finished runners-up at the National Netball Championships after a great battle in the Grand Final against Victoria, 27-19, at the Silverdome in Launceston, Tasmania.
It was a see-sawing encounter that saw the lead swap at each change of ends.
At the end of a low-scoring first quarter NSW was trailing 4-8 before stealing the momentum in a thrilling second term to race away to a 14-10 lead at the long break.
However Victoria fought back in the third quarter, taking a 21-15 lead into the final quarter and stretching the margin to eight goals at the final whistle.
NSW C Kimberley Ravaillion was named 19/U Tournament Most Valuable Player.
Congratulations to the five NSW players named in the Australian 19/U Squad; Kristina Brice, Sophie Halpin, Kimberley Ravaillion, Amy Sommerville and Courtney Torpy.
Earlier South Australia defeated Queensland to finish in third place.
Quarter by quarter scores:
NSW: 4, 14 (10), 15 (1), 19 (4)
VIC: 8, 10 (2), 21 (11), 27 (6)
NSW 19/U State Team Schedule:
Round 1 1.00pm Fri March 30 NSW 49 def NT 23
Round 2 7.30pm Fri March 30 NSW 29 def by SA 46
Round 3 1.00pm Sat March 31 NSW 35 def ACT 19
Round 4 8.00pm Sat March 31 NSW 24 def by VIC 35
Round 5 1.00pm Sun April 1 NSW 36 def TAS 23
Round 6 7.30pm Sun April 1 NSW 41 def WA 26
Round 7 2.30pm Mon April 2 NSW 37 def QLD 19
Semi Final 3.00pm April Tues 3 NSW 37 def SA 21
Grand Final 2.15pm Wed April 4 NSW 19 def by VIC 27
2012 NSW 19/U State Team:
Sophie HALPIN (VC)
Amy SOMMERVILLE (C)
Head Coach: Megan Simpson
Assistant Coach: Moira Gaha
Manager: Maureen Stephenson
Physiotherapist: Alison Punch
Massage Therapist: Scott Bechaz