Western Australia’s 17U side has remained undefeated on Day 2 of the National Netball Championships in Canberra, playing out an exciting 27-27 draw against Victoria, before beating the ACT 35-19 in the second game of the day.
The 19U also played out a thrilling draw against South Australia, and fell short against Queensland in the opening game of the day.
Coming off two wins on the opening days play, the 17U side went head to head with Victoria to open Day 2.
After a close first half, in which both quarters ended level, WA took a narrow one goal lead into the final break after a physical third quarter.
A back and forth final term saw Victoria marginally outscore the West Australians to ensure the game ended 27-27.
The second game of the day saw WA produce a polished performance against the ACT.
After holding their opponents to just two goals in the opening quarter, WA controlled the opening half to lead by seven goals at the major break.
Sloan Burton was injected into Goal Attack in the second half, with WA opening up a 10 goal lead at the final break before running out 14 goal victors to sit in second position on the ladder, just percentage off top spot.
In the 19U division, Queensland started stronger in game one, leading by three goals at the first break, despite WA having their fair share of opportunities.
Morgan Millar was injected into Goal Shooter at quarter time, with the move paying dividends as WA took a one goal lead into half time.
With the scores level at the final change, WA could only manage three goals in the final term as Queensland ran out 25-19 winners.
The second game saw WA start strongly against South Australia, taking a goal lead into quarter time, before the scores evened out at 13-13 at the half time.
With the scores locked at 20-20 at three quarter time, both sides threw everything at the contest, and when the final whistle blew, both sides were again locked at 28-28.
Day 3 of the competition continues tomorrow, with the 17U side taking on Queensland, while the 19U side will face the ACT.