The 2015 21/U National Netball Championships on the naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast, official destination partner for the event continues today. Here’s the match reports from day 2 action.
Queensland 55 defeated Western Australia 46
The host state bounced back from its Round 2 defeat on the opening night to win a tight encounter against Western Australia to begin day 2 action.
While Queensland led at every break, it wasn’t until the last quarter that it was able to pull away for its second victory of the tournament and stay in touch with the leading states on the ladder.
Both states headed into the match having split their opening day matches and it was a close encounter from the opening whistle.
Queensland led by two goals at quarter time and maintained that advantage heading into the half-time break. It was able to slightly extend that lead to three goals heading into the final quarter and set up a tense finish.
But Beryl Friday stepped up in the last term to guide Queensland to a nine-goal victory.
Queensland shooting stats
Beryl Friday 39/47 (83%)
Bianca Cattelini 16/25 (64%)
WA shooting stats
Kaylia Stanton 24/28 (86%)
Sophie Garbin 22/29 (76%)
New South Wales 64 defeated Queensland 45
Queensland were keen to mark its territory and show its title credentials in this clash with the in-form New South Wales and came out with intent by scoring the first three goals of the match.
But after withstanding that early burst, the Sky Blues started showing some serious muscle and why they had won their first three matches of the tournament.
After leading by four goals at quarter time, NSW began to play with confidence in the second term with the agile Georgia Marshall ensuring her team went into the main break ahead by seven goals.
Queensland managed to hang on well into third quarter, but New South Wales slowly built on its lead and were 15 goals ahead by three-quarter time.
There was seamless interaction between Marshall and New South Wales goal shooter Kristina Brice, who again dominated the scoring.
The Caloundra Indoor Stadium was packed with parochial Queensland supporters who never stopped cheering their team on.
But on this occasion Queensland could not stop a dominant New South Wales from recording a 19-goal victory.
New South Wales shooting stats:
Kristina Brice 47/52 (91%)
Georgia Marshall 14/18 (78%)
Stephanie MacGougan 3/4 (75%)
Queensland shooting stats:
Beryl Friday 24/26 (93%)
Jemmason Power 10/12 (84%)
Bianca Cattelini 6/8 (75%)
Briony Payne 5/10 (50%)
Queensland (55) defeated Western Australia (46)
New South Wales (52) defeated ACT (45)
South Australia (68) defeated Tasmania (24)
Victoria (52) defeated Northern Territory (27)
Western Australia (49) defeated ACT (42)
New South Wales (64) defeated Queensland (45)
South Australia (43) defeated Victoria (36)
Northern Territory (40) drew with Tasmania (40)
Ladder after Round 4
|New South Wales||4||4||0||0||233||160||8|
Draws for Thursday, 12 March
8:00am – ACT v Queensland
9:40am – Tasmania v Victoria
11:20am – South Australia v Northern Territory
1:00pm – Western Australia v New South Wales
3:00pm – ACT v Tasmania
4:40pm – Queensland v Victoria
6:20pm – Northern Territory v Western Australia
8:00pm – New South Wales v South Australia
*All times are local
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