2014 17/U and 19/U National Netball Championships


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Day Two Results:



Wing attack Carly Harrison helped Victoria get away to a strong start, forming good leads on the circle and applying great defensive pressure.

Jacqueline Newton and Mardi Cunningham worked well together to give Victorian an early advantage while shooters Mandy Hanegraaf and Rahni Samason worked well together to get the hosts away to a 13-2 quarter-time lead.

The second quarter saw NT rest Tabatha Saville and bring Bronte Pearson into the centre position.

The Victorian shooters continued to work well under the ring, helping to extend the lead to 15. Carly Harrison and Casey Adamson worked well together to feed the shooters and produce goals.

Victoria held a commanding 27-4 lead at half-time, allowing for some changes to be made to its line-up. Hanegraaf moved to goal attack with Jane Cook coming on at goal shooter.

Libby Birch came off the bench and into the wing defence position, Tayla Honey took the wing attack bib and Harrison moved to centre.

NT made many changes. Bethany Fry moved to goal defence to allow Lisa Roscarel off the bench and into wing defence. Savannah Tiller came on into goal attack and Tabatha Saville came back onto centre.

Both teams made offensive errors early on in the term, but it was Victoria who dominated the quarter.

NT’s defensive pressure saw them pick off intercepts as they temporarily reduced the margin.

NT made more changes at three-quarter time, taking off Bethany Fry and replacing her with Chelsea Hambour. Bronte Pearson replaced Billie Newton at wing attack.

Victorian goal attack Kaila Mae Keepen worked really well offensively shooting as well as defensively, getting the ball back.

Although the full-time scoreline showed a clear Victorian dominance, NT didn’t give up contesting every pass right through to the final whistle.

Victoria shooting stats

Mandy Hanegraaf 21/25 (84%)
Rahni Samason 14/16 (88%)
Jane Cook 6/7 (86%)
Kaila Mae Keepen 4/4 (100%)

Northern Territory shooting stats

Gabrielle Borchers 5/10 (50%)
Savannah Tiller 4/4 (100%)
Georgia Clark 3/4 (75%)
Franjesca Cercarelli 1/5 (20%)




Victoria has recorded a comfortable win against Western Australia in a game it dominated from the beginning.

Victoria began the match with five unanswered goals and, even though WA was able to score two goals in quick succession, Victoria’s shooters Jane Cook and Rahni Samason shot accurately to give Victoria a five goal lead at the end of the quarter.

WA made several changes to their lineup to try and combat Victoria’s early command of the match.

Miquela Vos’ height was a helpful addition to WA’s goal circle. Her early inaccuracy subsided and she was able to make the most of the ball entry into the goal circle.

Great defence by Victoria’s midcourt players put pressure on WA trying to move the ball down the court.

Turnovers caused by this pressure allowed Victoria to increase their lead to 10 goals at half-time.

Victoria again kept WA goaless until nearly the midway point of the quarter, as the effective shooting team of Cook and Samason added 11 goals to Victoria’s total.

Victoria also maintained its pressure in defence, blocking its opposition successfully and forcing a held ball call against WA.

Both teams started the last quarter well scoring five goals apiece in the first half of the term. WA was greatly improved throughout the court using direct, fast plays to get the ball to its shooters.

With their improvement WA helped ensure the margin did not increase from three-quarter time, with Victoria running out 17-goal winners.

Victoria shooting statistics

Jane Cook 16/17 (94%)
Rahni Samason 13/15 (87%)
Mandy Hanegraaf 7/7 (100%)
Kailah-Mae Keepen 2/3 (67%)

Western Australia shooting statistics

Miqeula Vos 15/19 (79%)
Alexandra Morgan 2/2 (100%)
Aleasha Bennett 2/2 (100%)
Moeriana Bullen 2/4 (50%)





Victoria remains undefeated after the first three rounds of the national netball championships after defeating Western Australia by 14 goals to open its day 2 campaign.

The Victorians applied high pressure from the outset of the match, as WA contested fiercely with a place in the top four at stake.

But WA had no answer for the combination of Molly Jovic and Emily Ryde-Coad in the first half, with Jovic continuously feeding her goal shooter deep in the circle to give their team a 12-goal half-time lead.

The performance continues an impressive run of form for Ryde-Coad so far in the tournament, as she has accumulated 59 goals in Victoria’s first three matches.

WA swung back its own goal shooting star Annika Lee-Jones in the third quarter in an attempt to nullify the impact of Ryde-Coad, but it was of little impact as they failed to reduce the deficit.

The Vic’s also received a stellar performance in goal defence from Georgette Paatsch, who provided a level head in the defensive third.

Captain Paige Doy provided WA with some great grit in goal and wing attack across three quarters of playing time.

Victoria shooting stats

Emily Ryde-Coad 25/30 (83%)
Andrea Tai 10/13 (77%)
Ashlee Porter 4/4 (100%)

Western Australia shooting stats

Kimberley Shepherd 10/13 (77%)
Annika Lee-Jones 9/10 (90%)
Georgia Pitt 4/6 (67%)
Paige Doy 2/5 (40%)




Host state Victoria has defeated New South Wales by 12 goals to continue its unbeaten run at the national championships in Melbourne.

In an enthralling first quarter, it was New South Wales that scored first and were able to maintain scoreboard pressure. The Victorians worked its way into the game thanks to goal shooter Emma Ryde-Coad and goal attack Anrea Tai, who both made the most of creative feeding and general player from their midcourters.

Scores were tied at 7-all at quarter time.

But after the break it was Victoria who took ownership of the match. While NSW continued to show fight and determination, they were unable to restrict Victoria’s midcourt dominance led by centre Molly Jovic and wing attack Lara Dunkley.

Victoria led 19-10 at the main break and were again on top as the third quarter wore on, but three late goals from NSW set up for what would be an exciting quarter, despite the Vics leading 28-15 at the final break.

The lead for Victoria had ballooned out to 13 goals and coach Nicole Richardson opted to make wholesale changes across the court.

Despite the changes, Victoria’s dominance which was there for the first three quarters was non existent as NSW won the final term 5-4.

Victoria shooting stats
Emma Ryde-Coad 14/16 (88%)
Andrea Tai 14/19 (84%)
Katharine Dicker 4/5 (80%)

New South Wales shooting stats

Olivia Doyle  17/22 (77%)
Lauren Yager 4/7 (57%)
Natalie Eldridge 2/3 (67%)


Day One Results:



Another one of the tournament favourites in Victoria faced up against the underdogs in Tasmania. The home side had a strong following – and their fans up in the stands were highly vocal from the outset.

The game began with high intensity from both sides, however Victoria started the stronger with a quick burst of goals to kick start the quarter.

They piled on nine goals and also portrayed quite a defensive performance restricting Tasmania to merely one goal at the break.

Victoria’s centre Libby Birch was well on her way to a best-on-court performance in the second quarter, leading her players in both a vocal and physical way. The game begin to spice up as both teams showed physicality and a real eagerness to win.

Victoria’s efficient counter attacking and elegant passing saw them steam ahead at the major break.

Tasmanian coach Andrew Jackson tried to be as positive as he could, vigorously trying to spark his side into life at half-time.

Although, it was more of the same in the third quarter with some great rebounding and foot work by Victorian goal shooter Mandy Hanegraaf, who finished the quarter with five goals.

Victoria made a multitude of line-up changes throughout the game, showing the quality it has in reserve.

The teams went into the final quarter with the scores at 33-8 Victoria’s way. Tasmania desperately wanted to finish off the game strongly and credit must be given to them as there passing and competitiveness could be seen throughout the game.

Tasmanian captain Shelby Miller was a stand out, constantly urging and encouraging her player’s throughout the match.

Victoria shooting stats

Jane Cook 21/22 (95%)
Mandy Hanegraaf 13/16 (81%)
Rahni Samason 6/6 (100%)
Kailah-Mae Keepen 5/6 (83%)

Tasmania shooting stats

Hannah Lee 5/5 (100%)
Hollie Moore 4/4 (100%)
Deanna Wadley 4/4 (100%)
Natalia Ayesu 1/4 (25%)




Nerves may have contributed to a jittery opening couple of minutes in which Victoria managed to break Northern Territory’s centre pass for the first goal of the game.

However the game soon settled and accurate shooting from Victorian goal shooter Emma Ryde-Coad and goal attack Andrea Tai, as well as strong defensive effort allowed Victoria to lead 14-3 at quarter time.

The second quarter saw a great improvement from the Northern Territory. They tightened their defence and used short passes to get the ball from the mid-court to the attacking circle.However this was not reflected on the scoreboard as the Victorian’s remained strong across the court and were able to take a 16-goal lead into the half-time break.

Victoria’s solid defence continued into the third quarter with the Northern Territory’s attack forced to use their entire three seconds in order to find a team mate to pass to. The substitution of Katharine Dicker into goal shooter did not disrupt the Victorian’s goal scoring in the slightest with Dicker scoring a goal on the buzzer to end the quarter.

Tai, who had starred in the previous three quarters, was rested in the final term as the first goal went to the Northern Territory. However, despite some good plays by the Northern Territory, Victoria continued to dominate with clean ball work to run out 19-goal winners.

Victoria shooting statistics

Emma Ryde-Coad 14/18 (78%)
Andrea Tai 11/13 (85%)
Katharine Dicker 10/13 (77%)
Ashlee Porter 1/9 (11%)
Northern Territory shooting statistics

Samantha Gooden 11/14 (79%)
Ruth Smith 3/3 (100%)
Ashlee Singleton 2/2 (100%)
Megan Cranford 1/8 (13%)




Victoria has had to stave off a fast-finishing Queensland to remain undefeated after its second game of the netball championships.

The Vics never gave up the lead after building a five-goal advantage in the first quarter, with forward duo Emma Ryde-Coad and Andrea Tai looking unstoppable in the early proceedings.

Queensland’s defenders Hulita Haukinima and Leah Middleton battled hard after the first term though, giving the team a chance to work their way back into the contest.

The Queenslanders were within two goals of the host state with two minutes remaining in the clash as their enthusiastic crowd attempted to spur them on to victory.

But it was too little too late as a clutch intercept from Emma Browne gave Victoria the buffer they needed to close the game out.

Cara Koenan did her utmost to pull Queensland back late, providing a strong target under the net as goal shooter.

Mahalia Cassidy was another shining light for the losing side as she competed fiercely in her four quarters at centre.

Molly Jovic gave the crowd a scare two minutes into the second half, going down with what looked like a serious ankle injury.

However, to the relief of the Victorian squad Jovic shook off the injury to return in the final quarter.

Victoria shooting stats

Emily Ryde-Coad 20/23 (87%)
Andrew Tai 13/15 (87%)

Queensland shooting stats

Cara Koenan 25/28 (89%)
Bianca Cattelini 5/11 (45%)