Men prevail in battle of the sexes

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St Mary’s men’s side put on a comprehensive display of netball last Thursday with the St Mary’s women’s side struggling to keep up.
The Thomas Green St Mary’s women struggled to keep the scoreboard ticking over as it fell to a 69-13 loss.
St Mary’s women’s coach Matt Green was happy with the way his players dug deep in the game with the men’s team as it was traditionally very difficult.
While the men took a 15-5 lead in the first quarter, outscoring St Mary’s Gore’s final total, Green said his side achieved many of the goals it had set for the match.
‘‘We wanted to put out a lot of effort on the court in defence. We got a lot of clean intercepts and set up our body angles well to make it difficult.’’
Green said his team picked up about 15 clean intercepts in the match with the majority coming from goal keep Leah Gardyne and the rest spread throughout the court.
‘‘Leah did well to get those intercepts but Avana Miller (centre) and Anna Isteed (wing defence) set up play well for what was happening behind them,’’ he said.
The win allowed the men’s side to stay top equal on the table with fellow Gore team Ex High on eight points.
Ex High took on Bluff and after an even start it ran away with the match, winning 58-28.
The win came after Ex High only led the first quarter 10-9.