Golden South Jaguars Coach Paula Stuart has said her team were “simply outgunned” during their 34-point loss against the Kedron Wavell Services Club Cougars at the State Netball Centre on Saturday.
The Jaguars looked to continue their winning streak early in the game but were overrun by the Kedron Cougars who took out the match 61:27.
Stuart said her team lacked the spirit needed to take on one of the league’s top teams.
“We were ultimately flat during the match. We had no fire, no spirit and it showed on the night. To put it bluntly, we were outplayed.”
Stuart complimented the court-work of many of the Kedron side.
“Tiata Baldwin (GS) had a speed and transition rate that was second to none. Kate Bullen’s defence work was also a highlight, as was the efforts of Sally Butters in Centre Wing Attack, who ran us ragged up and down the court during the match,” said Stuart.
The loss does not affect the league standing of the Jaguars, who remain at fourth spot on the ladder and will take on the Suncoast Lynx in the semi-final at the Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre this Saturday at 8:30 pm.
Stuart says her team will spend the week intricately preparing for the match.
“We need to refocus, work on our weaknesses and figure out what’s important before we take on the Lynx this weekend,” she said. “This has been our year and we need to make sure we show it on Saturday.”