Koroit remains undefeated after beating Hampden league netball challenger North Warrnambool Eagles

CRUNCH: North Warrnambool Eagles' Kate O'Meara and Koroit's Kasey Owen collide on Saturday. Pictures: Morgan Hancock

CRUNCH: North Warrnambool Eagles' Kate O'Meara and Koroit's Kasey Owen collide on Saturday. Pictures: Morgan Hancock

A SHUFFLE of positional magnets ensured Koroit remained unbeaten at the halfway point of the Hampden league open netball season.

Saints goal shooter Nell Mitchell said the alterations helped them turn a three-goal half-time lead into a 47-33 win over fellow finals aspirant North Warrnambool Eagles at Victoria Park on Saturday.

“We made a few changes that opened the game up a bit,” she said.

“We had good flow through the midcourt and into goals and Jess (O’Connor) and Emily (Batt) got lots of touches and intercepts in defence which really helped.”

Mitchell, who finished with a game-high 33 goals, said the move of Bridget Roache into the Saints’ attacking circle helped.

“She had confidence in her shooting and it really helped me,” she said.

“There wasn’t as much pressure on me to shoot.” 

Koroit will take a nine-game winning streak into its next match against Camperdown. Mitchell, 19 and in her second season at Koroit after switching from South Warrnambool, said beating North Warrnambool Eagles was important. The Eagles sit second with a 7-2 win-loss record.

“It gave us a lot of confidence we can take it up to everyone,” she said.

“We’ve felt really good about it (our season thus far). We’ve had a couple of games where we haven’t played as well as we wanted to but have still won.”

Mitchell said she was content with her own form and was building.

Emily Rose-Finnegan

Emily Rose-Finnegan

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