The team for the game was GS – Hannah Brown, GA – Emma Faulkner, WA – Lisa Short, C – Queenie Pearce, WD – Claire Statham, GD – Julie Stanbridge and GK – Lindsey Light.
Omega took the lead very quickly in the 1st quarter, with great feeding from the attacking players, into the circle where Hannah Brown was creating solid space. Consistency in the shooting, steady, controlled play down court and strong defending winning many turnarounds resulted in a very comfortable lead by the end of the quarter, with the score 19 – 6 in Omega’s favour.
Cosmic struggled to retain the ball and convert the much needed goals, failing to score a goal until half way through the 2nd quarter. Omega capitalised on errors made by their opposition, quickly increasing their lead, before taking their foot off the gas and allowing Cosmic to score 7 goals in the 2nd half of the quarter, leaving the score 38-13 by half time.
Cosmic tightened their defence in the 3rd quarter, but Omega shooters still proved too strong, scoring 16 out of the 21 attempts. Once again, Omega defended well, intercepting many balls played by their opposition and capitalising on their gained advantage. Cosmic fought hard and were not deterred by the score throughout, scoring their most goals in this quarter, but not enough to be a throw Omega off their game as they doubled their opposition’s goals, with the score of 54-21 by end of the third quarter.
The final quarter and Cosmic started slow gaining their 1st goal 4 minutes into the quarter and their other 2 goals in the final 1 1/2 minutes and Omega took advantage of this. Some solid defending by the defence players, resulted in 12 turnarounds which the shooters were consistent in converting. Just over a minute to the end of the game and Omega intercept and convert a goal and it’s their centre pass to end the game with 11 seconds to go. Omega are quick to feed the ball into the circle, but pressure takes over and they fail to make the 70th goal. The final score was 69 – 24. A help to secure the goal difference should it be needed, but well done Cosmic for continuing the game with determination throughout.