Girls on fire to overcome old enemy

NORTH West recorded its first win in the CHS Girls Softball carnival yesterday at the Riverside Softball Fields over Riverina, although Sydney sides still dominate the competition.

After going down to competition leaders Sydney North and Sydney East on Tuesday the North West girls came out on Wednesday determined to change their luck.

The girls played well to contain Sydney South West, although went down 11-nil before meeting Riverina.

The Lisa Watson and Jade Bradley-coached side knew that old enemy Riverina could be a team that they could upset and went about it.

“It was an amazing game and the whole team was on fire,” Watson said.

The game was neck-and-neck the whole way with both sides scoring valuable hits.

In the end the North West side snuck in front and held on to their lead winning the game 11-9.

Pitchers Chloe Hampton and Theresa Miloar starred for North West with great accuracy and pressure although the whole team fired.

“Everyone worked well as a team and supported the pitchers perfectly,” Watson said. “There was great communication, relays, amazing catches and fielding and just their best athletic display yet.”

“They were on fire.”

The girls unfortunately couldn’t back it up against Western in the next game, although a spirited display saw them putting runs on the board to go down 14-4.

Today is the final day of the tournament with the hosts playing Sydney West, North Coast, and Hunter.

Sydney West have only dropped one game this week and will be tough opponents, however the other two sides could give the girls an opportunity to finish on a high.

Sydney sides are once again dominating the carnival with North undefeated so far looking for a fourth title in five years.

North Wests final game this afternoon at 12.30pm today will be against Hunter, and the coaches believe the girls can finish with a victory if they play like they did yesterday against Riverina.

“If we can bring that form back we will definitely give them a run for their money,” Watson said.

“Either way they will be great games and we have had fun all week.”

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