Cavaliers ready to grab every opportunity

Cavaliers' goal shooter Estelle Margetts in action.
Cavaliers' goal shooter Estelle Margetts in action.

THE Cavaliers will need to take every opportunity that comes their way tomorrow night to advance to the State Netball League grand final.

That's the message coach Lynda Colgrave has been drumming into her girls as they prepare for their preliminary final against a Cripps Waratah team that holds a 2-1 record over Cavs this season.

The Cavs, who finished second on the ladder, will be looking to fight back after suffering a heartbreaking one-goal defeat to Arrows in the major semi- final last week.

"I personally think the turnovers will be few and far between, so the team that converts those valuable turnovers will be the team that wins," Colgrave said.

"The girls are ready to bounce back and it is a case of working on the things we didn't do well last week.

"Our complete attack end needs to gel, which didn't happen last week and we need to make sure we get that combination right.

"On the flip-side, their defence is very tough, physical and tight, so we need to attack well and break down their defence."

Colgrave admitted her team would go in underdogs due to the head-to-head record this season.

Dannie Carstens, in defence, wing attack Kate Gibson and the attacking Cath Van Keulen will want to continue their strong output from last week's loss.

Tomorrow's preliminary final starts at 8.15pm at Hobart's Aurora Sports Stadium.

A win will see the Cavs in opens and under-19s grand finals next week, after the younger Cavs won their major semi last week.

CAVALIERS PRELIMINARY FINAL SQUAD v CRIPPS WARATAH: Estelle Margetts, Cath van Keulen, Kate Gibson, Lucy Thannhauser, Shelby Miller, Savahn Overall, Cassie Abrahams, Dannie Carstens, Sandra Bennett, Claire Lovitt.


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