Mannix single-handedly pulled the Vixens over the line, T’Birds quite scrappy for large portions of that last quarter. Really thrilling match to watch though, great defensive pressure consistently throughout.
We talk a lot about how Fitzgerald has her favourites but I feel like McKinnis does as well. For Fitzgerald it’s Price, Harten and Manu’a and for McKinnis it’s Moloney, Weston and to a lesser extent Philip. At least she’s stopped pulling Mannix off when she’s having a great game like she did a bit last year. It’ll be interesting to see how she is as the Australian coach if she gets the opportunity.