TERANG and District booked its Western Regional State League 17 and under grand final berth, proving too strong for Hampden Red in its semi-final last night.
The 41-34 win was a strong response from the Kate Lindsey-coached side after it dropped its final home-and-away round to the same team.
Terang led 11-5 at quarter-time and was 12 goals up at half-time.
Hampden Red will play Warrnambool City in the preliminary final.
Warrnambool City ended Warrnambool and District's campaign with a thumping 50-33 win in their elimination final. Lindsey said Terang's performance was pleasing, despite being outscored 10-6 in the final quarter.
“I was extremely happy with it. Last week we were up by eight in the last quarter and lost it,” she said.
“Throughout the game when we were up by eight or 10 goals, we spoke about how easy it is to bring the gap back and we made sure that we kept fighting and didn't take our foot off the pedal.”
Terang and District will go into the grand final confident.
Its only loss throughout the WSRL season was by one goal.
“The girls are rapt. They're a fantastic side and fingers-crossed we can go all the way,” Lindsey said.
Lindsey said Terang's starting seven against Hampden Red was different to its usual set-up.
She praised the game of regular goal defence Ailish Glennen, who played a full game in centre.
“She was absolutely outstanding,” Lindsey said. “She is a little quick girl. She is unreal.”