Southern Mallee Giants' coach Mikayla George is "absolutely over the moon" with her side's 13-point win against Warrack Eagles on Saturday, as they grabbed their first win of the season.
"The girls played tremendous today and I'm very, very proud as coach," George said.
"I think the girls played passionate Mallee netball rather than that so much Wimmera netball.
"They came out against Warrack, and although Warrack were very strong attacking-wise, I just feel that our girls were very passionate about what they were out to get and I think that really came off for us."
George named goalkeeper Brylee Schache, Zali Brown and Jodi Hayes as the standouts.
"Brylee Schache played a tremendous game today in defence," she said.
"Zali Brown added that little bit of extra spark down in goal-attack and she shot at a great percentile which I am tremendously happy with.
"Jodi Hayes in the midcourt played a great captains role, which I think really carried the girls through and she was very composed and very passionate about her netball and we are blessed to have her over from Dimboola."
Stawell Warriors continued right from where they left off in round one with a big win at home against Nhill.
The Warriors won by 38-points, with Zanaiya Bergen scoring 40 goals.
Madi Taylor was named as one of their best, while Charlotte Foulds was equally important for Nhill.
Stawell will now travel to face a tough Warrack side.
Lastly, Minyip-Murtoa had a three-point win over Ararat in what was a cracking contest, giving them their first win of the season.
Delaney McLoughlan had a mighty 26 goals for the Rats who just fell short in the end.
Meg Cashin (Minyip-Murtoa) and McLoughlan (Ararat) were selected as the best performers for their sides.
This article was published before the Horsham Saints versus Horsham Demons match.
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