Cavs and Hawks cruise to wins

NORTHERN Hawks and Cavaliers both recorded easy state netball league victories in pre-Easter matches with wins over Devon and Burnie.
Nanjing Night Net

Northern Hawks opening quarter against Devon was a one-sided affair with Steffi Grenda, Zoe Gough and Jacky Bennett turning the ball over repeatedly for the home side to establish a 22-6, lead at quarter-time.

Hawks defensive pressure around the circle edge also reaped the rewards with Bennett and Ashton Whiley covering Devon’s attacking options with tight one on one defence to lead 43-15, at half-time.

In the second half, Hawks were flying out of defence with Sarah Lyons driving well through the mid-court as the ball was sent quickly back into attack.

Hawks intensity and pressure proved too much for Devon’s less experienced team with a 91-28 win.

Player of the match was Kate von Stieglitz.

Hawks’ 19-and-under team defeated Devon 64-33, with Jen Guy player-of-the-match.

Cavaliers came away with a solid 53-29 win over a resurgent Burnie Tigers.

Missing Sandra Bennett following a training injury and Shelby Miller, Cavaliers built an early lead with good returns under the ring in goal from Estelle Margetts and Lucy Thannhauser providing plenty of drive from the mid-court.

At half-time Cavaliers held a 10-goal lead and with Cavaliers defender and player-of-the-match Sarah Guest closing out Burnie goal shooter Vanessa Martelletti.

In the second half, Cavaliers ran away from the determined Burnie outfit to record a 24-goal win.

In a physical 19-and-unders match, Cavaliers height and speed held sway over Burnie to record a 63-33 win.

Cavaliers’ player-of-the-match Sarah Stuart in goals received great support from her mid-court with Lydia Coote a stand out winning numerous intercepts and turnovers.

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