The NSW 21/U team have put out another solid performance on Day Two of the 2016 National Championship in Launceston defeating Western Australia, 66-46.
This was the third game for the New South Welshman, in which each player from the side took to the court and impacted the game in different ways.
Midcourter Madeline Hay was one of the standout performers in this morning’s match and ran out the full 60 mins for her Waratahs.
“We’re really fortunate to have so much depth in our team which has allowed us to put all 12 players on in all three games so far,” said Hay.
“This has given us so much versatility and means we have been able to put out four strong quarters every game and the team is feeling great and getting stronger every time we step out on court.”
Head Coach Maria Lynch said that the side was building really well with each match and completely focussed on the task at hand.
“Giving ourselves lots of combinations and having lots of lines to run gets everyone a good feel for the court and competition styles. The changes we make keep us alert, and focussed and once we are focussed this gives us the chance to put together seamless changes… which is our aim and is working a treat – which is nice.”
“Giving players the chance to be on court means that (individually and as a group) they will have a toolkit full of options for themselves at the end of the week”.
NSW v WA | Quarter by Quarter Results;
First quarter: 18-9 | (+9)
Second quarter: 31-24 | 13 – 15 (-2)
Third quarter: 48-39 |17 – 15 (+ 2)
Fourth quarter: 66-46 | 18 – 7 (+ 11)
Results – NSW v WA, Round 3, Day 2
NSW defeated WA 66 – 46
NSW v WA, Round 3 Match Stats Centre – LINK HERE, Courtesy of Netball Australia
WHAT THEY SAID | REFLECTIONS ON NSW V SA, ROUND 2 WITH 21/U HEAD COACH MARIA LYNCH
On reflection of the match last night between her team and South Australia and the Round 2 victory 51 – 41.
“In the National Championship you play everyone in the rounds, but at the end of the day, we are all back at square one with the finals…at the end days of the tournament.
The great thing about the round is that they give you the chance to practice things… and last night when South Australia cam back at us this challenged us to adjust our game…which I am really proud to say that we did. In fact, each time this happens to us it makes us lift to another gear and makes us work on adjusting to what is happening out on the court.”
“We know that South Australia will want to challenge us, come back at us later in the week and we need to be ready for all the challenges ahead”.
Round 4 – NSW v QLD, Wednesday 9 March 2016 @ 4pm (local time)
Round 5 – NSW v ACT, Thursday 10 March @ 9am
Round 6 – NSW v VIC, Thursday 10 March @ 4pm (local time)
Photo Credit – Bret Salinger Photography