West Coast Fever have ended their Suncorp #TeamGirls Cup with a thrilling draw against the Adelaide Thunderbirds.
The match saw the return of Jamaican shooter Jhaniele Fowler, who played the first and third quarters, teaming up with both Kaylia Stanton and Alice Teague-Neeld.
The Adelaide defenders forced Fever to work hard for every goal, however Fowler was up to the challenge finishing with 15/15.
Fever again continued their heavy rotation through the midcourt, with Verity Charles, Jess Anstiss, Ingrid Colyer and Stacey Francis all spending time in the middle, while Shannon Eagland continued to demonstrate her versatility spending time at goal defence.
Olivia Lewis once again impressed at Goal Keeper, combining well with Shannon Eagland and Courtney Bruce.
Head Coach Stacey Marinkovich said she was pleased with how her side progressed over the three day tournament.
“To be able to be put in this environment and test a variety of combinations and see our behaviours transfer from the training environment into matchplay is great,” Marinkovich said.
“We came over here to learn what we need to address in our next block of training.”
“For us, results look completely different in pre season. It’s actually seeing what we do against different opposition and what our game plan looks like.”
“There were some great things defensively, we showed we can get ball, and in attack theres passages of play where we had some really good connection and things that were a little bit off song, but once we get our consistency, I will be pretty pleased with how we’re going.”
“Pre season is tough, it’s a grind, we’re in a really heavy training phase, so for us there’s glimpses of what we’re capable of, and we will go back and keep pushing and putting that together.”
“There’s some exciting signs as to what we can do, and we’ve still got to keep building our game plan and secure it down in that attack end.”
Fever now return home to continue their preparations, with their next competitive hitout in Bendigo later this month against the Magpies and Firebirds.
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