Grove third on the ladder

Olivia Hobbs patrols the mid court. 169640

Ocean Grove’s Premier Division netball side continues to find form and sits third position on the ladder, a game and percentage clear of Torquay.
The team continued with some great form heading into the second half of the season with relentless coverage all over the court.
Premier Division – Ocean Grove 60 def Anglesea 34
Best: L. Vercher, E. Heard, E. Howard.
Convincing win with great defensive turnovers and conversion from Lucy Vercher with Elyse Howard feeding into the circle. Great movement by Elley Heard in goals with full court pressure for four quarters. Great practice to lead into this week’s match against Torquay.
Division One – Ocean Grove 61 def Anglesea 38
Best: B. Taylor, S. Hackett, I. Hackett.
Anglesea came out firing but Grove put its foot down in the second quarter and showed what it can do with determination and full court intensity. It was a make or break game to make finals and the girls showed they want to make a finals appearance. Sisters Shelby and Isabel Hackett played extremely well as a duo and Bridget Taylor played her best game of the season. Grove goaling duo found combined form also. Good signs for the Grubbers for the coming weeks.
Division Two – Ocean Grove 22 def by Anglesea 23
Best: K. Hart, P. Birch, K. Titheridge.
Another heartbreak match for Division 2 going down by a goal but some promising junior stars coming through to senior ranks to gain experience. Great defence work from junior Kim Hart and senior Paula Birch with clever goaling from Kate Titheridge.
Division Three – Ocean Grove 35 def Anglesea 17
Best: S. Cain, M. Crothers.
Div 3 performing in excellent form once again. Outstanding effort from Sam Cain dominating in the centre court, being not only new to the club this year but first year to play netball she has stepped up and played her role for the team. Junior Maddy Crothers also played fantastic in playing out of her preferred position.
19U Grade – Ocean Grove 14 def by Anglesea 26
Best: E. Simpson, A. Gannon, S. Bastiaan.
Grove girls are taking on the challenges in this competition against some more experienced sides and learning versatility and team work. Great work from Emma Simpson, Ali Gannon and Sarah Bastiaan.
Grove took on Newcomb with most teams getting the four points. Good percentage boost for Premier Division with some great ball movement and confident play.
Premier Division – Ocean Grove 79 def Newcomb 13
Best: E. Howard, E. Heard, L. Vercher.
Smooth play by all against Newcomb. Solid mid court delivery from Elyse Howard to goalers Elley Heard and Abbey Middleton also fantastic defence from Lucy Vercher.
Division One – Ocean Grove 72 def Newcomb 14
Best: Team effort.
Division Two – Ocean Grove 25 def Newcomb 21
Best: K. Titheridge, E. Clark, K. Hart.
Division Three – Ocean Grove 52 def Newcomb 1
Best: K. Geerings, T. Sanderson, M. Goodger.
A fantastic team effort. The wet conditions didn’t stop any determination to get the win. After losing last week to Geelong Amateur, Grove found some determination to fight hard to play a great team game. Katie Geerings starred in the mid court as well as shooting while coach Tam Sanderson dominated in defensive intercepts. Well done to the whole team keeping Newcomb to only one goal for the whole match. This win has now brought Grove back to the top of the ladder over Ammos by only percentage.
19U Grade – Ocean Grove 21 def by Newcomb 30
Best: M. Carr, M. Giblin, R. Mercer.