Eager to respond against top team

ACU Sovereigns division one team drew with Boroondara in a thrilling Victorian Netball League encounter on Wednesday night.

Scores were level at the first change and half-time before Boroondara took a one-goal lead going into the last term only for the scores to be locked at 51-all at the final whistle.

The championship side put in “not one of their best performances”, championship assistant coach Kim Bailey said – it went down 66-43. The standout was Rebecca Scott who came up from division one in the absence of Amy Carroll – she shot at 92% for the night. While the 19/unders trailed by 17 goals at half-time before settling only to go down 59-42.

In what was a tough night for Ballarat, it will have to turn its form around quickly as it prepares to take on Melbourne University Lightning.

The championship side will be without Rene Caris who has football commitments while Andrea Tai continues to battle her calf injury. It will have the toughest challenge of the three grades against the ladder leading Lightning, while they sits middle-of-the-table in division one and 19/under.

GUN MID-COURTER: Sovereigns' Casey Adamson takes possession against Monash University Storm in round eight. Picture: AFL Goldfields

GUN MID-COURTER: Sovereigns' Casey Adamson takes possession against Monash University Storm in round eight. Picture: AFL Goldfields