OVERTIME was needed to decide the result of this year's Tassie Hawks Netball Shield, with Devonport's St Brendan-Shaw College downing a determined Sacred Heart College, from Hobart, 37-36 at Launceston's Silverdome yesterday.
Scores were level 9-9 at the first break and play continued to be tight in the second term with the Southern team trailing by a goal at half-time.
After the break, attacking duo Hollie Moore and Lauren Norton got things going for Sacred Heart and gave it a six-goal lead at the final change.
But thanks to the defensive work of St Brendan-Shaw's Hannah Males and Tullee Duggan, goal shooter Natalia Ayesu was able to capitalise with five goals for the quarter to bring her team back into it.
Goal attack Georgia Richards scored with 13 seconds to go, locking the game up at 30-30 and sending the match into extra time.
St Brendan-Shaw outscored Sacred Heart 7-6 over five minutes at either end of the court to take the shield.
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