Murphies ‘front up’ with big win

Murphies ‘front up’ with big win

A Grade – Kalangadoo v Glencoe

Glencoe has showed it means business by knocking over minor premiers Kalangadoo in the second semi-final of the 2022 Mid South Eastern Netball Association on Saturday.

After a goal-for-goal opening sequence the Murphies defence worked overtime with a great intercept from Sarah Edwards allowing her team a mini break with Jenna Paproth also working hard.

Abbey Duncan was Kalangadoo’s focal point, but opposing goal shooter Malinda Markiewicz was shooting with confidence to help Glencoe score a three-goal lead at the first change.

The Muprhies then scored the first five goals of the second term with Markiewicz shooting at 100%.

Kalangadoo tried to steady but Peacock and Kirsty Egan were not allowed to dominate through the midcourt.

Glencoe dominated the second quarter to extend its lead to 12 goals at half time.

Kalangadoo started the third quarter with work to do and forced Chantelle Cocks and Sarah Edwards to work overtime early, as Egan and Peacock upped the ante and used patience to feed into Duncan and Kori Collins.

A few offensive mistakes by Glencoe started to give the Magpies more of the ball and they cut the margin down to seven goals mid-way through the quarter.

With nerves high, both teams made unforced errors early in the last quarter.

Kalangadoo made a late charge and found opportunities in the goal circle but was unable to score as Glencoe played a better team game to book a ticket straight to the grand final with a 54-44 win.

A Reserve – Kalangadoo v Robe

The A Reserve game started with Robe coming out firing, with defenders Kim Austin and Hannah Perkins rebounding every opportunity that came their way.

Jamie Ryan and Zoe Rout fed patiently and Kalangadoo monopolised on all the opportunities they could to come away with a four goal lead going into the second quarter.

Robe’s passing efficiency from Kim Ross and Keelin Winterfield helped the side fight back.

The third quarter was tight and took a minute for the Kalangadoo changes to come into effect, but calm back-up from Rout and Shanen Pulkkinen meant the shooters had time to gain their confidence and shoot within range.

Despite the Roosters fighting hard, Estella Serle’s accurate shooting and Kalangadoo’s patience sealed a six-goal win.

B Grade – Glencoe v Kalangadoo

Glencoe and Kalangadoo met in the B Grade second semi-final this weekend and both teams came out firing.

The scoreboard was even for most of the match as Kylie Schultz and Emily Mulraney for Kalangadoo worked hard to shut down Glencoe’s goalies Madeline Watson and Leanne Leigh.

Magpies goalies Gina Gogel and Isobel Giddings shot with accuracy, scoring from turnovers as well as centre passes.

Kalangadoo made changes in the second quarter, however they took a while to settle and only led by one goal at half time.

Rhianna May created space for the Magpies and was able to reset down the attack end to guide the ball into the goal circle as they increased their lead.

Despite a close game, Kalangadoo was victorious when the final whistle blew and Glencoe will now take on Hatherleigh in a preliminary final on the weekend.

B Reserve – Mount Burr v Kalangadoo

This contest started at a fast pace with lots of pressure from both sides.

Eventually Mount Burr ended the quarter in front by two goals.

Kalangadoo changed their goalies Narelle Ryan and Jodi Greenwood, which made a big impact on the game to take a three-goal lead into half time.

The Mozzies also made changes in their circle, with Faith McKenzie shooting and moving the ball and their defence started to put pressure with Bec Fox leading the way.

Sam Mulraney ran all day for Kalangadoo and put lots of pressure all over the court for her team.

But after a frantic last quarter featuring missed opportunities for both teams, Mount Burr’s desire and determination for the ball ultimately lead to a Mozzies’ victory.

17 and Under – Port MacDonnell v Robe

Port MacDonnell and Robe also came out firing from the first whistle in the 17 and Under semi-final.

Madeline Wirth and Lexy Hayes created turnovers early to give Robe an early lead in the first quarter.

The Roosters then took control of the second quarter and carried this momentum through the third term.

The goalies at both ends were accurate with Port MacDonnell’s Mackenzie Millard and Robe’s Ella Mackey being focal points for their respective teams.

But in the end of a physical game, Robe booked a ticket to the decider and will look forwward to a week’s rest.

15 and Under – Kalangadoo v Mount Burr

Kalangadoo and Mount Burr met in the 15 and Under contest and the Magpies started strongly with great shooting by Tegan Lythgo, who shot at 100% in the first half.

Georgia Gentile and Maya Anderson also worked hard in Kalangadoo’s defensive end creating lots of turnovers.

Olivia Holland worked hard to curb the influence of Chloe Peacock through the centre as the Mozzies fought back in the second quarter.

But Kalangadoo recovered in the second half to finish off a strong effort winning 56-25 with Lythgo and Georgia Gentile leading the way.

13 and Under – Port MacDonnell v Kalangadoo

Kalangadoo came out strong right at the start of the game, with Lucy Egan being the main focus.

Magpies goal defence Molly Peacock continued to put lots of pressure on Port MacDonnell goalies, while Bailee Lewis played a strong game starting in centre and finished in goals with accuracy.

Chelsea Fulham turned the ball over many times for the Demons.

But Kalangadoo still outscored Port MacDonnell for three quarters to wrap up a solid win.

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