The Suncoast Lynx has held out a strong start by Netball Queensland’s Elite Development Squad (EDS) to win the round 12 Queensland Champions Cup clash at the Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre on Wednesday May 29, 2013.
The EDS had a confident start and lead at the first break, but Lynx’s pace and precision in attack gave them the edge in the second quarter. The lead see-sawed until the final quarter when the Lynx pulled away to end winners — 44 points to 35.
The Lynx, sitting in third spot on the ladder coming into the match, had the combination to beat their younger opponents.
EDS coach, Tracey Jeans Fraser, highlighted the second quarter as her team’s downfall, but praised the team’s attitude especially her youngest charge, 16-year-old, Ruby Paton.
“We let that second quarter get away from us, but the Lynx are a very good side. To even be in front of them is a credit to the girls,” said Ms Jeans Fraser.
“I thought Ruby, playing at wing attack when normally she is a goalie, was full of running and very strong,” she said.
Coach Jeans Fraser highlighted the defensive line’s commitment, though once again it’s back to basics at training with only three rounds to go in the QCC.
“I thought our defence all played well, we just failed to convert some of those opportunities; so it’s just the basics we’ll work on at training,” she said.
Round 12 continues on Saturday June 1 when the Wildcats travel to Townsville to play the Steelcats. At the State Netball Centre the Jaguars and Tigers will do battle while the Lions and Cougars finish off the weekend matches. It’s back to Logan Metro for the EDS when it plays the Cougars on Wednesday June 5 at 7pm.