What a match and what a perfect day for the match! The sun was smiling on us creating a great opportunity for Tiffin dress shaped Tans. Tiffin came on all guns blazing but met a worthy opponent in Hillcrest. The first quarter yo yo’d with Hillcrest taking the lead, then Tiffin, then Hillcrest. Lizzie took the WA out of the game and was a created a lot of turnover opportunity. Sophie M and Tess worked together beautifully in the defence end picking up a ton of intercepts. In the attack end, Sophie P capitalised on this with a near perfect shooting average, and Rachel proved a brilliant addition to the team able to easily shake off her defence. Quarter time score: Tiffin in the lead by just one goal.
Quite a few team changes at quarter time to maximise the use of our brilliant bench. Helen came on in WA and picked up some fantastic intercepts on the fly. Nadia took the C bib and showed us that she didn’t want to take that off as she smashed through the rest of the match in the centre of the court. Tori was brought on to WD to help us bring the ball out of the defence end and did so with grace. Finished the 2nd quarter another one up to make it 23:21 to Tiffin.
Claire brought herself off the bench in the 3rd quarter to add some fresh legs in the defence end and realised just how hard the girls were working on court! SJ came back on court in the WA spot with the determination of a Roman army. The girls all clicked in this quarter and the turnovers were rewarded on a consistent basis, Katie working in spectacular style with Rachel in the circle, finishing the third quarter at a whopping 38:27.
Hillcrest came on in the last quarter determined to shut down our roll, but Tiffin dug their heels in to win the quarter by 2 goals – taking the final time score to 48:35 to Tiffin. It was such a glorious day that it was the first game of the season that no one wanted teas after the match – squash anyone!?