Ararat proves tough task for Warriors netballers

Warrior's netballer Laura Farrer in action against Ararat at Central Park last Sunday. Picture: MARK McMILLAN.

Warrior's netballer Laura Farrer in action against Ararat at Central Park last Sunday. Picture: MARK McMILLAN.

STAWELL - Stawell Westlift Warriors had a tough assignment against Ararat in the Wimmera Netball League and returned a mixed bag of results.

The under 13 girls got the ball rolling with a strong 37 -20 win.

Both shooters and the mid court players combined well with Madelyn Barber and Tess Marrow seen to be the best players.

Warriors under 15 B grade provided the biggest loss of the day with a score of 3-55.

Stawell lacked some determination and the coaches will ask that to lift going forward in the season.

Taia Hayter was strong through the mid court and Beth Silk and Kasey Bibby adapted well to their new positions seeing them receive awards.

It was another loss in the under 15 A grade going down 20-31.

Stawell improved as the day went on, but it was far too late the game.

Daisy Walker moved well in the ring and attacked the ball strongly earning herself best on court.

The under 17s welcomed back injured goalie Kearnie Warren who played an outstanding game at goal attack assisting her team to a four goal win.

Kirby Griffiths was also strong through the mid court.

Each of the girls applied strong one on one pressure which saw them take the lead at the right time.

Warren and Griffiths were the best players in a 38-34 victory.

B grade continued their good form with another impressive win doubling Ararat's score.

Laura Farrer played a pivotal role in the victory shooting goals from everywhere in the ring.

Jodie Hendy was solid in the mid court controlling the tempo of the game.

Stawell were 62-31 winners.

In the A grade Stawell had a tough task taking on a team that is full of physicality.

The young Stawell line up handled the pressure until they fell away in the last quarter.

Liza Cook was the best for Stawell in goal shooter scoring 28 of the 44 goals.

While disappointed with the loss Stawell would be happy with how competitive they were going down 44-50.

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