NSW 19/U Team finishes runners-up at Nationals
The NSW 19/U Team has finished runners-up at the National Netball Championships after a great battle in the Grand Final against Victoria, 27-19, at the Silverdome in Launceston, Tasmania.
It was a see-sawing encounter that saw the lead swap at each change of ends.
At the end of a low-scoring first quarter NSW was trailing 4-8 before stealing the momentum in a thrilling second term to race away to a 14-10 lead at the long break.
However Victoria fought back in the third quarter, taking a 21-15 lead into the final quarter and stretching the margin to eight goals at the final whistle.
NSW C Kimberley Ravaillion was named 19/U Tournament Most Valuable Player.
Congratulations to the five NSW players named in the Australian 19/U Squad; Kristina Brice, Sophie Halpin, Kimberley Ravaillion, Amy Sommerville and Courtney Torpy.
Earlier South Australia defeated Queensland to finish in third place.
Statistics and more on the game will be available shortly on the Netball Australia website.
Quarter by quarter scores:
NSW: 4, 14 (10), 15 (1), 19 (4)
VIC: 8, 10 (2), 21 (11), 27 (6)
NSW 19/U State Team Schedule:
Round 1 1.00pm Fri March 30 NSW 49 def NT 23 [Game Report]
Round 2 7.30pm Fri March 30 NSW 29 def by SA 46 [Game Report]
Round 3 1.00pm Sat March 31 NSW 35 def ACT 19 [Game Report]
Round 4 8.00pm Sat March 31 NSW 24 def by VIC 35 [Game Report]
Round 5 1.00pm Sun April 1 NSW 36 def TAS 23 [Game Report]
Round 6 7.30pm Sun April 1 NSW 41 def WA 26 [Game Report]
Round 7 2.30pm Mon April 2 NSW 37 def QLD 19 [Game Report]
Semi Final 3.00pm April Tues 3 NSW 37 def SA 21 [Game Report]
Grand Final 2.15pm Wed April 4 NSW 19 def by VIC 27 [Game Report]
Full 19/U Nationals Schedule
NSW 19/U Team finishes runners-up at Nationals (04/04/12)
NSW 19s oust South Australia to win Grand Final berth (03/04/12)
What the coaches said: Nationals Day Four (02/04/12)
NSW 19s outplay QLD ahead of semi-finals (02/04/12)
What the coaches said: Nationals Day Three (02/04/12)
NSW 19s secure finals berth (01/04/12)
NSW 19s defeat Tassie (01/04/01)
What the coaches said: Nationals Day Two (31/03/12)
NSW 19s succumb to Victoria (31/03/12)
NSW 19s top ACT (31/03/12)
NSW 19s lose to South Australia (30/03/12)
NSW 19/U Team open title defence with victory (30/03/12)
A word with... Sophie Halpin (27/03/12)
A word with... Amy Sommerville (26/03/12)
Spotlight on the NSW State Teams (23/03/12)
NSW teams all set for Nationals (21/03/12)
NSW 17/U and 19/U Team Captains named 17/03/12
17/U and 19/U Nationals schedule released 09/03/12
2012 19/U State Team named 06/02/12
The road to Nationals 2012 has begun 01/11/11
2012 NSW 19/U State Team:
Head Coach: Megan Simpson
Assistant Coach: Moira Gaha
Manager: Maureen Stephenson
Physiotherapist: Alison Punch
Massage Therapist: Scott Bechaz