Keen to upset the Wildcats!
The day started off with an amazing breakfast thanks to Carol and Garry. The feeling amongst the girls was positive and everyone was keen to upset the second seeded team on the ladder, Wildcats.
Our warm up was intense and set the scene as we stepped onto the court for what was set to be an extremely tough game for us.
We started a little slow, but soon pulled it back and took the lead and never really looked back. I still remember that moment where I realised that we could actually win this.
The ball flowed from one end to the other and everything just seemed so easy. Our defenders were getting tips and intercepts and our shooters just sunk everything they were given.
It was a personal highlight for me as I made a return to the WD position which I absolutely loved. It was just great knowing that I could just go out there and play and work hard and defend my butt off without the pressure of having to feed into the circle.
Our second game was a somewhat different picture. We took the court and started with a bang, leading 5 goals to 0, but then let Tigers back into it with some very silly mistakes on our part. We were leading at first break but were down at half time by 4 goals.
Everything just seemed rushed and we made some bad choices that resulted in turnovers that then resulted in goals for the opposition and we just couldn’t pull it back.
Although we lost the game, we know that we were not beaten by the better team, we are the better team, and we just didn’t play well and ultimately beat ourselves. Tigers made us pay for our mistakes and unfortunately, in our game this afternoon, we made a few too many mistakes.
We are still positive as we look towards our two games tomorrow. Losing our game this afternoon just makes that much hungrier and I can promise you that…. the CLAWS are out and we are keen to right our wrongs from this afternoon.
The games will be tough, but we know we have what it takes to beat them, so stay tuned J.
Author: Mel Clarke Posted: June 26, 2010