Australian Born '93 Jnr Womens Tour: Junior girls open with draw
Game 1: Australia vs. Netherlands
The Australian Born ’93 junior women’s team has recorded an impressive draw in their opening game of their European tour.
The junior Aussies recovered from a slow start to outscore the Netherlands 5-3 in the second half to secure a 9-9 draw.
Morgan Baxter was the star in attack with three goals while Bronte Colenso netted two.
Head coach Ryan Moar was pleased with the result and praised the girls for their strong effort considering their long flight and lack of training together.
“This was our first official game as a team and the girls were dealing with the after effects of the long haul to Europe so I was extremely happy with their performance,” Moar said.
“The girls showed great determination to be able to claw back from 4-7 down to be in a position to win the game at 8-8 in the final stages.
“A nine all draw was a fair result in the end as the Dutch team are strong and they are in their final stages of preparation for the European Championships in two weeks’ time.”
Australian Born ‘93
Michaela Davies, Bronte Colenso, Claire Negus, Jessica Brooks, Cathryn Earl, Bridget O’Connor, Laura Izzy Malcolm, Tayla Walsh, Emily Carr, Emily Benson, Morgan Baxter, Matil Connor, Emma Williams, Tara Pitman
Result: Australia 9 drew Netherlands 9
Qtrs: 2-4, 2-2, 3-1, 2-2
X man for: 5 from 12
X man against: Netherlands scored 5 from 13 and 2 from 2 penalties
AUS Scorers: Morgan Baxter 3, Bronte Colenso 2, Matil Connor 1, Cathryn Earl 1, Emily Carr 1, Emily Benson 1
AUS Best: Bronte Colenso, Emma Williams and Morgan Baxter