The tough mantra “We play with heart, we play with hunger” from Vixens’ captain Kate Moloney has seen them scorch up the Suncorp Super Netball ladder this year. Giants’ finals aspirations needed to crystallise now, with Magpies breathing down their necks on the leaderboard. Early season teething problems with injuries and new combinations were no longer an excuse as they faced the Vixens at home. And so the hosts were very competitive but for a 10 minute period straddling quarters one and two, where Melbourne scored seventeen goals to five. The rot was irretrievable and Vixens strode home with seven competition points in a 66-57 victory.