Mozzies sting Hawks

DEFENCE: Olivia Dean played a strong defensive game for Mount Burr on Saturday. Picture: FILE


OVERCAST conditions at Mount Burr saw the Mozzies host Kongorong in Round 10 of Mid South East netball on Saturday.

Mount Burr started with the first centre pass, scoring the first two goals of the day.

Kongorong’s Tilah Buckingham was the focal point in the Hawks’ circle, with Megan Thiele pulling in any missed shots.

The Mozzies’ defence of Olivia Dean and Thiele drove the ball smoothly out of the back court to take advantage of any turnovers.

By the first break the Mozzies had made a statement and led by nine goals.

Both sides remained unchanged for the second quarter, with pressure applied by Kongorong’s mid-court to pick off any loose balls, which saw Evie Sealey gain valuable possessions.

Emily Lightbody and Rach Perry combined well in defence for Kongorong, creating many turnovers.

Although the Mozzies had control of the ball, they were unable to capitalise in the circle, due to Lightbody and Perry’s continuous pressure.

By the long break Mount Burr led by 12 goals. 

The third quarter started with steady passages of play from Mount Burr, starting the quarter strong.

Laura Schultz and Ella Easterby’s feeds were unmatched, making it hard for Kongorong’s defence to regain possession.

Abbey Falting stopped the drive onto the circle edge, applying pressure to every pass.

Dean and Thiele made timely interceptions for Mount Burr’s mid-court to maintain control, driving the ball down into offence.

Kongorong wing attack Zara Von Stanke assisted her goalies with her strong drives onto the circle.

The quarter was dominated by Mount Burr, as the Mozzies took a 20-goal lead to the final break.  

In the final quarter, the Mozzies came out firing, applying pressure all over the court which forced many errors from the Hawks.

Madi Haggett and Danika Shepherd stepped up with great movement and combination to finish off with fantastic shooting.

Mount Burr’s mid-court created opportunities for their goalies to score and when Kongorong had the chance in attack, Buckingham and Sealey shot at 100 percent for the quarter.

However, the Mozzies were simply too strong and claimed a comfortable 30-goal victory.