NETBALL: Woolacott’s pressure puts paid to Penryn

Bridgwater Mercury: NETBALL: Woolacott’s pressure puts paid to Penryn NETBALL: Woolacott’s pressure puts paid to Penryn

Bridgwater Jupiter 61, Penryn 50

JUPITER secured another victory in the Regional Division with a triumph over Penryn.

Jupiter steadied their game after the first few minutes and great defensive work turned over a number of Penryn’s centres, allowing Jupiter to take a two-goal lead after the first quarter.

The second period proved to be Jupiter’s best attacking quarter as they scored an impressive 17 goals to Penryn’s 14 to take their lead to five.

Player of the match Sammie Woolacott applied constant pressure to the Penryn attack, making tips, interceptions and forcing Penryn to throw away passes.

With Jupiter gaining possession, they stretched their lead to ten as the game entered the final quarter.

A solid defensive effort in the last quarter sealed an impressive victory for Jupiter.

Saturn 51, Tone 28

SATURN started strongly with some great netball from all thirds of the court and finished the first quarter leading 9-5.

With encouragement from the sidelines, Saturn upped their game and with the defensive trio of Michelle Stone (WD), Sally Haysham (GD) and Julie McClean (GK) dominating their end of the court, Saturn increased their lead.

Saturn maintained their dominance of the game, with sharp shooting from Sammy Kemmish (GS) and great feeding by Hazel Hucker (WA).

Saturn finished the third quarter leading 36-22 and a final push in the fourth quarter saw them finish the game winners by 51-28.

Neptune 59, Venus 19

A SOLID performance by Neptune saw them win the inter-club clash.

Accurate shooting by Lianne Fothergill (GS) and quick passing in the circle by both shooters, Katy Cheese (GA) put Neptune ahead 31-10 by half time.

Annia Hollero intercepted many passes as Neptune continued to apply pressure.

This pressure saw them run out comfortable winners.

Mars 40, Newbarn 27

MARS took a break from league action to play Newbarn in the quarter-finals of the cup.

This was an outstanding performance from a predominantly under-16s team.

At the end of the first quarter, Mars led 8-6 and they began to dominate the opposition in the second with some cohesive defensive work from Alisha Gardener (WD), Emily Harwood (GD) and Hana Middleton.

In the third quarter, Morganne Dunn (GA) and player of the match Sophie Cornish (GS), worked well to stretch the lead to 28-18.

In the final quarter, good play from Kayleigh Haste, who linked well with Chloe Trout (C) and Lily Rowland (WA) kept Mars on the offensive as they continued to pull away from Newbarn to achieve a final and well-deserved margin of 40-27 and progression into the semifinals.

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