Netball briefs

The injured Zanna Woods is missing from Ocean Grove and Geelong Cougars sides.

Falcons swoop on Cougars

Geelong Cougars lost to perennial Victorian Netball League powerhouse City West Falcons on Wednesday night.

The Cougars went down 55 to 72 after an even first quarter. Falcons shooter Jane Cook shot 52 goals at 100 percent accuracy.

Geelong retained fifth place on the ladder.

In the Under 23s, the Falcons got the better of Geelong, winning 58 to 49.

The Cougars are in fifth place on the ladder, three wins behind the fourth-placed Falcons.

Star shooter replaces another

With star goal shooter Zanna Woods out with a medium-term injury, Ocean Grove coaxed premiership player Rebecca O’Neill back onto the court last week with immediate dividends.

O’Neill hadn’t played since last season’s grand final, but looked like she hadn’t missed a beat, being best on court in a win against Queenscliff.

The Grubbers are second on the ladder with a 10-1 record.

Swans in form

South Barwon shrugged off a persistent Bell Park to retain top spot on the Geelong Netball League ladder.

Michelle Svetnik was dominant in midcourt while defenders Maddison McKiernan and Caitie Kennedy played well.

Ammos unbeaten

Geelong Amateur continued on its Bellarine Netball League winning run, defeating Modewarre 60 to 31.

The premiership favourites were well serviced by wing defence Romy Harwood, defender Elyse Boyer and wing attack Kaitlyn Sheringham all played their roles.

Ammos face 9th placed Portarlington this week and probably won’t be properly tested until their round 15 match against Ocean Grove.

Devils march on

Corio kept its Geelong & District Netball League unbeaten record intact with a three-goal win against Bannockburn.

Goal keeper Rachel Leader, defender Kailah-Mae Keepen and wing defence Madyson Menzel were best.

Corio faces neighbours North Geelong this weekend at home..