Cougars Fight to be Back on Top

Cougars fight to be back on top

The Kedron-Wavell Services Club Cougars have gone from strength to strength defeating the Brisbane West Lions 58:39 at the State Netball Centre on Saturday, June 1.

The first quarter of the match started slow but quickly escalated into a fast-paced game with only a few goals separating each team.

For the second quarter, the Cougars fought to maintain a lead, then they intensified their attack to secure a 10 point lead by half time.

The third and final quarters saw the Cougars increase their lead through fluid teamwork, superior possession and strong defence to dominate the Lions by a 19 point margin.

Cougars captain Kate Bullen said each game is an opportunity to tweak and build on their skills for the looming semi-finals.

“I think coming into finals it’s always good to be winning.” she Bullen.

The newest addition to the Cougars, Sally Butters, has brought not only a new energy to the team but also a new range of skills.

“Sally brings another option to the team,” said Bullen.

“She can play Centre, Wing Attack and Wing Defence which allows different combinations for us to play with.”

The next round of the Queensland Champions Cup sees the Cougars take on the Elite Development Squad at Logan Metro on Wednesday, June 5 at 7pm.

In the Mission Queensland State Netball League, the Kedron Wavell Services Club Cougars have dominated their Round 7 match, defeating the Suncoast Lynx 55:21 at the State Netball Centre on Saturday, June 1.

The high intensity game was full of fast play and strong attack, however, it was the Cougars’ smart decision-making and effortless teamwork that gave them the winning edge.

Cougars captain Hayley Gordon said the win was a great way to judge their position in the competition leading up to finals.

“I think this game was a good indicator as to what we’ll be like standing for the finals,” said Gordon.

“However, we still need to play for the full game and work on consistency.”

Player of the match went to Goal Defence Sarah Morton whose strong defence skills help set her apart.

“Sarah is fantastic in defence as she’ll go for absolutely anything,” said Gordon.

“She is probably the smallest Goal Defence in our competition but she gets so many intercepts it’s ridiculous.”

In Round 8 of the 2013 Mission Queensland State Netball League, the Cougars take on the Golden South Jaguars at the State Netball Centre on June 15 at 5pm.