Netballers rise to challenge

Power midcourter Maddison Hunger assesses her options.

KOLORA Noorat’s A grade netballers made it two wins on the trot with a strong performance against Panmure in their Warrnambool and District league netball clash on Saturday.

The Power established a healthy seven goal lead early in the first half before pulling away in the second of their 47-32 victory.

It was the club’s third win of the season in the top netball competition, with the Power moving to seventh on the ladder, four points outside the top five.

Kolora Noorat raced out to an early lead with a 10-3 opening quarter, before both sides added 10 goals apiece in the second term to see the Power lead 20-13 at half-time.

The Power extended their margin to nine goals with an 11-9 third quarter, before finishing with a 16-10 final term to win by 15 goals.

Ashlee Holmes, Kym Goonan and Aylish Frusher all played well for Kolora Noorat and were recognised as the side’s best players.

Kolora Noorat goal defence Kym Goonan looks to send her team into attack.

The A reserve side was also too strong for the Bulldogs, recording a 45-19 win, their second of the season.

Grace Lee, Laurie Symons and Leanne Hutchins were the Power’s top three on Saturday.

The B grade team also recorded a win, defeating the Bulldogs 22-17 to remain in touch with the top five.

Linda Kenna, Lexi Johnstone and Lisa Dillon (17 goals) all produced solid performances on court for Kolora Noorat.

The 17 and under girls came so close to beating a top five side, going down by the narrowest of margins 33-32.

Tori Hutchins, Jasmine Moore and Casey Willis all performed strongly for the Power.

The 15 and under side is still searching for its first win in 2018 after going down 22-13.

Tess Aitken was best on court for her team, while Alysa Hibburt and Cody Willis also played good games.

And the 13 and under side is one win behind competition pacesetter Merrivale after the Power accounted for Panmure 21-13.

Matilda Kealley, Chloe Pearson and Mila Croft (16 goals) were Kolora Noorat’s standouts.

This weekend the Power takes on Allansford at Noorat Recreation Reserve.

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