Sparkles outshine GEO Stars

URANQUINTY Sparkles lived up to their name during their match with the Junee GEO Stars at the weekend. 

The Junee girls struggled from the start and had limited goal opportunities.

The Stars ultimately lost 22-1.

In defence Claire Corbett, Jamiee Heffernan and Emily Churchill battled with courage against the in-form Sparkles.

Ainsley Hillam, Kiara Longmore and Chelsea Hillam all had strong games in centre court but forced onto the backfoot by the Sparkles, who had accurate delivery with each centre pass.

Brooke Harpley, Georgia Breen and Zara Hamilton played well in the goals but opportunities to score were few and far between.

Despite losing the match, Junee displayed great sportsmanship during the game and players’ player was Claire Corbett.

The Stars will face Marian Stars on court four this week.

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The GEO Storm has been tested by the division one competition this season but the girls have played well to finish fourth and are eyeing off a spot in the finals.

The team has had some strong wins recently but the squad was tested to its limits when facing third-placed Wagga Motor Legends last weekend.

Brooklyn Evans and Madison Harpley had to dig deep in defence.

Pitted against the Legends goal shooters, who are representative players, the Storm defenders produced their best.

Hayley Rowlands and Miranda McLaughin assisted on the wings with great ball distribution allowing Hayley Stevens to control the delivery to Sarah Stevens, Ingrid Honner and Isabella McGrath for well-earned goals.

Legends managed to win 29-20 but the Storm took it to them and should be proud to have delivered such a strong game.

Brooklyn Evans was named players’ player.

This week Storm will play the top-placed Kooringal Maroon on court two

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