Date: Saturday 28 February 2009
Name of Team: Storm
Name of Opposition: Nomads
Final Score: WIN 61-22
Storm continue to set the pace in League 3 with a convincing win against Nomads. The team got into their rhythm from the start hitting eight goals without reply, as Sam, Becky and Fran totally dominated the mid-court. Although the shooting fell away slightly, Storm finished the quarter with a 13-2 lead. Ella came in at WD with Sam switching to GS and it was more of the same as Storm extended the lead to 30-7 by the half-way stage. The whole team's work-rate was impressive, with Hannah and Eleri working hard to limit shooting opportunities, and with speed in the mid-court and accurate shooting from Lily and Sam, the team demonstrated why they remain unbeaten. Further changes in the third quarter saw Iona come in at GS and Sam move to GA. Although Nomads took an early advantage in the quarter, Storm soon got back into the game stringing a series of goals together without reply to take a 43-16 lead into the final quarter. Sharon returned to the team after a lengthy time out injured at GK, with Hannah moving to WD and Lily coming in at GA. Again, despite Nomads taking the first three scores of the quarter, Storm managed a series of several goals without reply in the period to take the game by 61-22.
Squad: Hannah Jones, Eleri Sewell (C), Sam Hogg, Becky Mogg, Fran Preddy, Lily Simmonds, Iona Wong, Ella Gardener, Sharon Greening