Margins vary in super SSN week

AS the Suncorp Super Netball Fixture structure got a shake up, those who emerged victorious from last weekend’s action fell into one of two categories.

Fever fly high in Friday night treat

In a rare Friday night fixturing it was the West Coast Fever who emerged victorious and kept their undefeated start to the season intact,

A 26 goal to 16 first quarter from the Fever really set the tone for the match, and by half time that margin was already out to 21 goals.

The Firebirds finally picked up their scoring pace in the third term, but still lost it and the last term to ultimately fall that far short.

Alice Teague-Neeld was a workhorse in midcourt for the Fever, picking up 44 feeds and 32 assists, while Jhaniele Fowler-Nembhard shot over 60 goals and only missed two shots.

Meanwhile for the Firebirds Donnell Wallam carried the vast majority of the shooting load, while Ruby Bakewell-Doran had a strong game in defence.

Mavericks brought back to earth by Thunderbirds

After finally breaking the win duck in round four, the Melbourne Mavericks were brought back to earth a little this week, going down to the Thunderbirds by 22 goals.

In a low scoring affair things were relatively tight at quarter time, with those in pink only holding a five goal lead.

However things turned in the second and third terms as the Mavericks could only score a single digit worth of goals in each of those terms as the Thunderbirds pulled away and it meant that even though things tightened up again in the last term it was too little too late.

Romelda Aiken-George was the star under the net for the Thurnderbirds, and was well fed by the hard working Georgie Horjus.

Meanwhile for the Mavericks it was Molly Jovic and Olivia Lewis who starred, really trying to propel their team forward.

Controversy plagues first Giants win of 2024

It may have been a chaotic end to the game, but ultimately the GIANTS are on the board in 2024 after a six goal win over the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

There was a scoreboard discrepancy at the end of the match, and after some poor communication and a large delay it was determined the match had bee drawn, so extra time was called.

The GIANTS then went on to win the extra time period by that six goal margin to take the win for the first time this season.

Sophie Dwyer was strong both in and out of the ring for the GIANTS, and was a great extension to the work of Jamie-Lee Price.

Meanwhile for the Lightning Liz Watson finished with a whopping 66 feeds, while Ash Ervin had an impressive game in defence.

Vixens win thriller to close out weekend

The Melbourne Vixens have taken the lead in the Sargent-McKinnis Cup for 2024 after a thrilling win over the Swifts.

Things were tight right the way through the match, so it all came down to the final quarter.

The score was tied at the final change, but the Vixens held on to ultimately win by two goals.

Hannah Mundy and Emily Mannix both starred again for Vixens, with both racking it up in the stats department.

Meanwhile for the Swifts Paige Hadley had another captain’s game, while Sarah Klau again impressed in defence.

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