West Coast Fever v Sunshine Coast Lightning
Round 12 saw Fever travel to Sippy Downs for their second clash of the season with the Lightning. The visitors found the fast start they were chasing, opening up a 6-1 lead inside the opening three minutes. The Lightning eventually settled to level the scores at quarter time. Jess Anstiss continued her strong form with two interceptions, while Kate Beveridge converted 7/8 attempts.
Score: West Coast Fever 13 level with Sunshine Coast Lightning 13
After a back and forward opening half of the second term, the home side eventually found their feet converting six of the last seven goals to lead by seven at the main break. The Lightning conceded just eight penalties in the quarter, and had 22 shots on goal. Ingrid Colyer recorded nine feeds and five goal assists, while Nat Medhurst collected nine centre pass receives.
Score: West Coast Fever 24 trail Sunshine Coast Lightning 31
The margin quickly hit double digits in the third stanza, however, in typical Fever fashion, the visitors didn’t throw the towel in and cut the margin to six goals midway through. Courtney Bruce started to get on top of Caitlin Bassett, while Kate Beveridge shot at 100%. The Lightning marginally extended their lead at the final break.
Score: West Coast Fever 40 trail Sunshine Coast Lightning 48
A strong start saw the margin hit double digits once again, before the visits cut it to eight goals with 10 minutes to go. With a vocal home crowd behind them, the Lightning scored seven of the last 11 goals to run out 14 goal victors. The game was highlighted by the debut of Jessica Eales, while Courtney Bruce ended with four interceptions and five deflections.
Final Score: West Coast Fever 50 def by Sunshine Coast Lightning 64
Kate Beveridge 34/40 (85%)
Nat Medhurst 16/23 (70%)
Feeds Interceptions Deflections Penalties
Fever 86 Fever 9 Fever 12 Fever 61
Lightning 76 Lightning 6 Lightning 16 Lightning 56
Turnovers Rebounds Goal Assists Goal Attempts
Fever 28 Fever 5 Fever 28 Fever 63
Lightning 22 Lightning 15 Lightning 37 Lightning 77