Hayden Hughes reports on the QCC and MQSNL Golden South Jaguar games with both teams victorious:
The Golden South Jaguars have bounced back from last week’s shock loss with a 25 goal win against the Logan Wildcats on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Beenleigh Arena.
Coach, Paula Stuart, said the team thoroughly enjoyed the win.
“We needed the confidence boost after last week’s performance,” she said. “It’s good to see the girls get back in the saddle like that.”
The Wildcats were quick out of the gate, keeping the Jaguars on their toes for much of the first half.
However, the Logan side lost momentum in the final two quarters, seemingly unable to keep up with the Jaguars strong defence squad and combo work.
Coach Stuart said her team worked hard to make sure that they didn’t give the Wildcats an inch.
“Our backline is what really won us the match,” she said. “My praise goes out to Leah Middleton (GK) who made sure nothing got through.
“She completely shut down Logan’s Rosie Tone, who only achieved 11 of her 19 shots at goal because of her.”
With the Jaguar’s energy beginning to dip in the final quarter, Coach Stuart brought on State league champion, Courtney Capper, as shooter in order to turn the tide.
“Courtney held her own out there on the court,” said Coach Stuart. “She certainly gave the Wildcats something to write home about and really impressed me with her speed and perseverance.”
The Golden South’s return on the Carina Leagues Club Tigers on Saturday June 1 at the State Netball Centre at 7pm. Coach Stuart said that the match will be important in deciding the fate of the side coming into the home stretch.
“The game looks to be an important one, so we’ll have to make sure to do our best in the extra time to prepare for it,” she said.
“The Tigers play a fast game so we’ll have to hit the ground running when we face them in June.”
In Mission Queensland State Netball League News:
The Golden South Jaguars had a stellar performance in their double header at Hervey Bay PCYC this week.
On Saturday May 18, the Jaguars took down the Wide Bay Thundercats 64 – 30, while on Sunday May 19, the Jaguars defeated the Darling Downs Panthers 68 goals to 35.
Coach, Megan Lynch, praised the hard work of Shooter, Raylene Andrews and Kate Dudley as instrumental in the South’s wins.