Blistering start sets up win

A BLISTERING first quarter by the Collie Eagles netball team set up a good win over Harvey on Sunday at Roche Park Recreation Centre.

Collie shooters Kristy Bronickis and Kristi Taare were on fire, shooting 23 goals for the first quarter in a fine display of accurate shooting.

Harvey had no answers to the strong team performance by Collie, only managing seven goals for the term.

The Harvey team was more aggressive in the second quarter, and they threw everything at the Collie girls.

The wing attack for Harvey was directing play for her team and the shooters were finding the hoop, while the Collie goalies were finding the aggressive nature of the defenders hard to shrug.

A perfect eight from eight from Kristy Bronickis in the quarter enabled Collie to hold the 16 goal lead from the first quarter blitz.

In the third quarter Mardi Taare came on at wing defence to replace injured Amy Towler, working hard alongside the ever reliable Nicole Jones and Elena Clazie to keep Harvey to nine goals.

The Eagles completed the job in the last quarter with some beautiful passages of play to take their best win of the season, 66 to 35.

A determined Melanie Lasisz was outstanding in centre for the entire game taking out the player of the match. Karen Long played a fantastic game at wing attack, producing some sensational passing into the shooters and directing play in the forward line. Kristy Bronickis, with a near faultless shooting display, was a dominant force in the forward line.

Collie will be out to avenge the first round six goal loss to South Bunbury at Leschenault on Sunday.