al_exParticipantAugust 29, 2020 at 2:50 pmPost count: 1167
Garbin was so solid all game but just a brain snap on that last attacking play. She’ll learn from it though.
Such a great game overall! Wallace and Kumwenda both really stood up for their teams, got on top of all the strong defenders they came up against. Can’t wait for the reverse match between these two!
Hadley always stands up against the Vixens it seems. Her best match of the season. The Swifts would have won if she could’ve played WD and C!Ian HarkinModeratorAugust 29, 2020 at 2:51 pmPost count: 20483
Vixens win it 63-60. Although it was close, they controlled the play for most of that second half, and were just able to hold on at the end despite great Swifts pressure. Just a great quality game all round. Both GSs shot 46/50. Kumwenda had a stormer for Vixens. MVP?ScottParticipantAugust 29, 2020 at 2:53 pmPost count: 122
Watson probably gets MVP with 37 assists.Ian HarkinModeratorAugust 29, 2020 at 2:54 pmPost count: 20483Netballcrazy1ParticipantAugust 29, 2020 at 2:54 pmPost count: 2332Netballcrazy1ParticipantAugust 29, 2020 at 2:56 pmPost count: 2332
And I think for once, McKinnis’ move to bring Dehaney on was probably rightScottParticipantAugust 29, 2020 at 2:57 pmPost count: 122
Netballcrazy1 I was surprised with Weston for MVP too. I would have given it to Watson or Kumwenda.Ian HarkinModeratorAugust 29, 2020 at 3:02 pmPost count: 20483
Vixens 63-Swifts 60
Kumwenda 46/50 (92%)
Philip 12/16 (75%)
Thwaites 5/5 (100%)
Wallace 46/50 (92%)
Garbin 6/8 (75%)
Housby 4/6 (67%)
Super shots: Wallace3/5, Housby 1/3, Kumwenda 0/1
Assists: Watson 37
Gains: Weston 5
Grand final preview?TullyParticipantAugust 29, 2020 at 6:16 pmPost count: 1689
Weston deserves MVP. Outplayed both opponents including Housby. Weston was at her shutdown best. Housby was limited to 3/3 and 1/3! Both of her opponents had pretty average stats overall. Was great to see Weston go to Housby in the bench after the match (before the teams huddled). Fierce rivals but have huge respect for each other. Thwaites and Eddy went over after the huddle.
Klau had the better of Thwaites last year so was t surprised to see Kumwenda get the start. I agree with the comments that Klau is not in the same form as last year but at the same time she doesn’t have Rore and an inform Turner ahead of her. Turner looked off the pace.
One of Dehaney’s better games. Was
Nervous when she came on but she hit hands to a lot of ball.
Watson is an absolute machine. I know there was talk about her assists stats at 37 with 53 feeds but she also had 32 CPR! And only 3 turnovers.
Would like to see Swifts play Proud – Fraser – Hadley. Felt Haythornthwaite was very lateral and didn’t really trouble Eddy. Happy to see Swifts play Hadley at WD. They need her there.
Swifts definitely made more changes but Vixens also had Thwaites and Mannix off for a lot of the game. Both teams have great depth.
Vixens has Sacha McDonald back in the 12 and Philip’s knee was heavily strapped.al_exParticipantAugust 29, 2020 at 6:24 pmPost count: 1167
I haven’t seen McDonald play but surely the Vixens are looking at some more GA options for next year. I’m not sure how sustainable it is playing Thwaites there for large parts of games on a week in week out basis and Philip’s not delivering as consistently as she once was. There are many good players like Austin, Hodges, Dwyer, Allen etc. who could be enticed over if McDonald isn’t ready.TullyParticipantAugust 29, 2020 at 6:53 pmPost count: 1689
McDonald is not ready to be the starting GA yet.
Has done very well at under age level. Is in the WYC squad and got MVP of the u 19 nationals 2 years ago (I think it was 2 years). Was the GA in Fury’s win last year.
Obviously if they could entice Austin that would be amazing but can’t see why she would leave Giants.
I would rate Hodges and Dwyer ahead at this point. Probably comparable to Allen but much stronger physically.
AllieCParticipantAugust 29, 2020 at 7:05 pmPost count: 119
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This was a cracker of a game definitely fitting for a top of the table clash. Both teams played quality netball and there were so excellent matchups. As a Vixens fan I
Me thrilled with the win but kudos to Swifts for a fabulous contest. It was so good to see 15 minutes of netball a quarter where neither team changed their game for the super shot.al_exParticipantAugust 29, 2020 at 8:07 pmPost count: 1167
With Austin getting GA time it does seem unlikely for her to move but things can change quickly. COVID would probably also play a roll.
It’ll be interesting to see what the Vixens’ plan is going forward for both shooting positions. I know Samason was touted for a while before her ACL and obviously McDonald is building. It’s unlikely all three of the Vixens shooters will be there longer term so hopefully they can introduce some young talents into the program.Ian HarkinModeratorAugust 29, 2020 at 8:08 pmPost count: 20483TullyParticipantAugust 29, 2020 at 8:41 pmPost count: 1689
Samason is in the Vixens academy and is a VIS scholarship holder. They also have Ruby Barkmeyer as a training partner this year but she isn’t in Brisbane.
Samason is more comfortable at GS but she isn’t that tall. They were working on her GA game before her knee. She could end up playing it similar to Garbin as I do think they are similar players.
Uneeq Palavi is also in the Vixens academy and Australian WYC squad. Uneeq is more of a GA than a GS. I would say McDonald, Samason, Palavi and Barkmeyer are the 4 they are working with.
It will be interesting to see ho me they bring them through as I agree they need to look at succession ASAP. Kumwenda is the youngest of the existing shooters and I would expect would be there another few years at least.
Jane Cook has returned to the NV program from collingwood. Was selected for Fury but not Vixens academy.
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