Australian Born '93 Jnr Womens Tour: Aussies go down in nailbiter
Game 1: Australia vs. Hungary
The Australian Born ’94 junior women’s team has produced one of their best performances of the tour to narrowly go down 10-11 to Hungary.
Coach Ryan Moar summed up the result best, saying it was a case of so close yet so far.
“This game was one of our most promising results on tour but at the same time it was one of the most disappointing,” Moar said.
“We led the Hungarians, who are a very good team, by one goal at half time and were up by two goals in the third quarter.
“The lead could have been extended to three goals at one stage, however a silly error saw us lose the opportunity to score, and then almost immediately we conceded a goal in defence.
“From there the Hungarians gained momentum and capitalised on more of our mistakes to finish the game one ahead.
“Cathryn Earl was fantastic in attack during the first three periods scoring four excellent goals.
“However, losing a couple of players to three major fouls and finishing the game with an empty bench hurt us badly.
“Our extra man defence was good, but in the end all of the pressure proved too much.”
Emma Williams also had a strong game in the cage. The girls have a few more games against Hungary before returning home on the weekend.
Australia Born ‘93
Emma Williams, Bronte Colenso, Claire Negus, Jessica Brooks, Cathryn Earl, Bridget O’Connor, Laura Izzy Malcolm, Emily Carr, Emily Benson, Morgan Baxter, Matil Connor, Michaela Davies
Result: Australia 10 lost to Hungary 11
Quarters: 1-2, 4-2, 3-4, 1-2
X man for: 1 from 8 and 1 from 1 penalty
X man against: Hungary scored 5 from 15 and 1 from 2
AUS Scorers: Cathryn Earl 4, Bronte Colenso 2, Morgan Baxter 2, Jess Brooks, Matil Connor, Morgan Baxter 2
AUS Best: Cathryn Earl, Emma Williams, Bronte Colenso