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Euroa is Tuppen the ante

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July 17, 2017

Playing coach Laura Emanuelli continues to enjoy taking the court alongside her new shooting partner, who backs herself in.

Euroa was always in with a chance of beating Shepparton Swans, but a winning margin of 12 goals was never expected.

Star Magpies shooter Deanne Tuppen again proved almost unstoppable, receiving perfect passes from wing attack Kali Frost, whose background as a goaler continues to help.

Playing coach Laura Emanuelli continues to enjoy taking the court alongside her new shooting partner, who backs herself in.

‘‘Deanne was amazing yet again, she’s in really good form and just holds so confidently,’’ she said.

‘‘She confidently wants the ball and we give it to her and she does the rest.’’

It was only in the final quarter that the Magpies surged to victory, outscoring their opponent by nine goals.

‘‘It see-sawed a lot, they’d get a run on and then we’d get a run on and then just in the last quarter there were some changes that they made and we sort of said ‘we’ve got 15 minutes we’ve got to be on for’,’’ Emanuelli said.

‘‘We got a run on in the last quarter and they didn’t come back like they had all game.’’

Shepparton Swans had a scintillating opening term, slotting 19 goals through as Euroa found the net 15 times in an entertaining quarter.

Coach Jana Bruinier said the difference between the teams was Euroa’s ability to maintain a steady pace, while her side was patchy.

‘‘We had a pretty outstanding first quarter, but after that we definitely fell away and they just played really consistent netball across the day,’’ she said.

‘‘I felt like we didn’t push home until the end and we let ourselves be defeated in the second and third quarters.’’

By half-time the Magpies had worked a goal ahead, extending it to three at the final change before a last quarter blitz.

Having been unavailable early in the season, Euroa’s Caitie Mitchell was superb in defence although Swans shooter Olivia Mason still found plenty of opportunities.

Bruinier said Saturday’s match was also Shinea Sali’s best since returning to the Goulburn Valley League from the Picola District competition club Katandra.

‘‘She had a brilliant first half in wing attack, it’s the best I’ve seen her play,’’ Bruinier said.

‘‘She’s always fit and shows a lot of passion and really puts herself out there, but she’s really started to work her way into the team structure.’’

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