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Hamilton indoor korfball 2024: Align Health Rangers completely dominant over Marist Verdettes

Emily Ussher at GS for Align Health Rangers shoots while being defended by Emily Pickering at GK for Marist Verdettes Premier 1. Photo / Judy Macdonald

Lodge Real Estate Hamilton Indoor Premier Results

  • Northern United Sports Club Mamba 62 vs. Marist Verdettes Premier (2) 29
  • Melville Vetora Prime Minister 17 vs. HGHS Old Girls Premier 69
  • FTNC Prime Minister 64 vs University of Waikato Premier 36
  • Align Health Rangers Premier 79 vs. Marist Verdettes Premier (1) 31
  • St Paul’s Collegiate Premier 34 vs. Align Health Rangers Premier Reserve 43
  • Waikato Diocesan for Girls Premier 32 versus University of Waikato Premier Reserves 48
  • HGHS Langman 47 vs. FTNC Premier Reserve 43
  • St. Peter’s Prime Minister 40 vs. Allied HOB Collins Premier 48

The fifth week of Lodge Real Estate’s first indoor competition provided some exciting matches, especially in the 8pm round in both top divisions.

Prime Minister A

The match of the evening was between HGHS Langman And FTNC Premier Reserve because there was nothing in it for the entire 60 minutes.

HGHS Langman started strongly and had a five goal lead at the end of the first quarter, but by half time there was only a two goal difference with a score of 23 goals to 21. The third quarter was a draw and after that HGHS succeeded Langman managed to creep a little ahead and won the match by 47 goals to 43.

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HGHS Langman, plagued by illness and injuries, had a difficult start. With only a limited number of players available, midfielder Jess Jennings was up for the challenge and moved from center to goal defense to coverage, racking up an impressive nine turnovers in three quarters.

It was a complete team effort on defense and attack to persevere and come away with the win.

For FTNC Premier Reserve, they allowed HGHS Langman to score as many as five unanswered goals early in the match before settling. The defensive team welcomed back Michaela Soffe in wing defense and Mannor Fleming in goal defence, both moving well.

The team was not always able to capitalize on opposition mistakes and turnovers. The injection of development player Kataraina Holmes into goal shooting allowed the team to settle down and slow down. A zone defense worked well and all players played their roles and provided a strong second quarter. Zoe Rosser returned to the goal shooting after halftime and helped the team draw that quarter.

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Kyla Taylor at C for Melville Vetora Premier.  Photo / Judy Macdonald
Kyla Taylor at C for Melville Vetora Premier. Photo / Judy Macdonald

In the last quarter the team was unable to take advantage of the opportunities offered, but they were happy with the bonus point.

Allied HOB Collins Prime Minister And St. Peter’s Prime Minister also played a good match.

At half time Allied Premier had a good lead of 28 goals to 19, but the second half was goal for goal with St Peter’s winning the third quarter by a goal and the fourth quarter by a draw. The full-time score was 48 goals to 40.

For Allied Premier they started strongly in the first quarter. Keyani Leith had an impressive game in goal attack, taking most of the shots. Kyra Collier at wing attack and Sammie Sullivan at center played a hard and fast game in midfield. The team played well together which allowed them to get the win.

FTNC Prime Minister were too strong for this week University of Waikato Premier and they won all four quarters. At half-time the score was 31 goals to 16 and the full-time score was 64 goals to 36.

Align Health Rangers Premier were completely dominant Marist Verdettes Premier 1 with a high scoring first half. The score at half-time was 44 goals to 13. The third quarter was more competitive, but Rangers Premier were strong again in the final quarter, winning the match by 79 goals to 31.

Prime Minister B

Align Health Rangers Premier Reserve had a competitive match against St Paul’s Collegiate Premier with the game won in the last quarter.

Kate Mackay at C for Premier Reserve from the University of Waikato.  Photo / Judy Macdonald
Kate Mackay at C for Premier Reserve from the University of Waikato. Photo / Judy Macdonald

At the end of the first quarter, Rangers led Premier Reserve by four goals, with St Paul’s pulling a goal back in the following quarter. At half time the score was 20 goals to 17. The third quarter was close again with Rangers Premier Reserve leading by four goals, but they saved the best to win the match for last by 43 goals to 34.

For Rangers Premier Reserve it was a grind from the start. With only seven players and no substitutions due to illness, the team were proud of their efforts to go the full 60 minutes.

Alicia Craig showed her skills all over the pitch in the middle and won the ball at crucial moments, giving the team a much-needed lead after three quarters.

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Keilani Hadfield at GA for HGHS Old Girls Premier.  Photo / Judy Macdonald
Keilani Hadfield at GA for HGHS Old Girls Premier. Photo / Judy Macdonald

It was a slow start in the first quarter for St Paul’s. However, turnovers created by strong team defence, led by good communication and efforts from Jasmine Davis in goal defense and goal retention, kept the team in the match until three-quarter time. The ball was brought through the playing field well and variation was shown in the attack, creating good opportunities to get into the circle.

University of Waikato Premier Reserve also had a competitive match against Waikato Diocesan for Girls Premier with the match won again in the final quarter.

University Premier Reserve led by just two goals at the end of the first quarter. Waikato Diocesan won the next quarter to level the score. The score was 20 at half time. The third quarter was close, but University Premier Reserve took the lead and led by three goals, before a dominant final quarter in both attack and defense. The full-time score was 48 goals to 32.

Northern United Sports Club Mamba (NUSC) were too good for that Marist Verdettes Premier 2 win every quarter. At half-time the score was 28 goals to 11 and the full-time score was 62 goals to 29.

HGHS Old Girls Premier completely dominated their match Melville Vetora Prime Minister with a consistently high score over four quarters. At half time they led by 35 goals to 6 and won the match by 69 goals to 17.