Emilia Hutchinson reports on the QCC and MQSNL Lynx games:
QCC news: The Suncoast Lynx enjoyed a comfortable win over the Golden South Jaguars, 58:46 in the Queensland Champions Cup Competition on Saturday May 11 at the University of Sunshine Coast.
Coach, Jenny Brazel, said over the past few training sessions, the team had addressed their error rate, and raised their work rate.
“The players showed that they are a great team,” she said.
Strong, commanding performances from Laura Scherian and Stephanie Wood guided the team’s younger players Dominique Scott and Kahn Renata to shine, with outstanding individual performances.
“Consistent play from the defence end of the court has proven to be the back-bone of the team throughout the season,” Coach Brazel said.
“Brienne Creet, Rachel Forbes and Laura Platt-Boulton showed their own grit to turn ball over repeatedly”.
Coach Brazel praised the entire squad for stepping outside their comfort zone, explaining a number of girls played out of position to push the team through the rough period.
“The Lynx hit the court running getting away to a strong start in the first quarter and reinforcing their strength with an outstanding third quarter.”
In a quick turnaround, the Suncoast Lynx come up against the Kedron Wavell Services Club Cougars at 7pm on May 14 at Ormiston College in Cleveland.
MQSNL Lynx have hearty win over Sharks
The Suncoast Lynx have secured another hearty win, with a thirty point victory over the Whitsunday Sharks 54:24 on Saturday May 4 at the Sunshine Coast, in the Mission Queensland State Netball League competition.
Coach, Christine Voge, had nothing but praise for her team, saying: “We got everything together that weekend; I was impressed with their performance as a team and as individuals.”
Heading into the game team captain, Chelsea Hayward succumbed to injury, leaving the squad without their leader. This however, was no problem for the tight-knit team.
“It was really pleasing to see the girls step up,” Coach Voge remarked.
The last two weekends of netball saw major improvement from the team’s shooters in particular. Coach Voge praised Chloe Litherland in the midcourt who took on the role of centre, and “paired really nicely with Josephine Hungerford in wing attack.”
The girls will come up against the Brisbane West Lions on Saturday, followed by the Cougars and Tigers, but are not taking it lightly.
“The Lions are a team to watch out for and we are not taking that lightly,” says Voge. “The next few weeks will involve lots of training; we will not be taking our feet off the pedal.”
The Lynx aim is to secure a top position heading into finals which are just weeks away.
The Suncoast Lynx take on the Brisbane West Lions on Saturday 18th May at the State Netball Centre from 7pm.