Gutsy Pulse edge Magic in netball
Discount asics womens running shoes central Pulse managed their first transTasman netball league win over WaikatoBay of Plenty Magic in asics shoes for sale six years with a gritty 5352 victory at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua on Sunday.
The win consolidated the Pulse’s sixth placing on the discount asics womens running shoes ladder, and although the Magic still sit fourth, they continue to struggle with consistency and timing.
Despite a lack of flow in the attack third, once the Magic got the ball into the circle, shooters Irene van Dyk and Ellen Halpenny did an excellent job in keeping the scoreline ticking over.
Van Dyk was her usual reliable self in sinking all of discount asics womens running shoes her 29 shots on goal, while former Tactix goal attack Halpenny lifted a notch in her movement and accuracy with 23 from 29.
At the other of the court, Pulse shooter Caitlin Thwaites and hardworking goal attack Donna Wilkins were only fractionally less deadly.
The Australian international shot at 86 per cent, sinking 32 of her 37 attempts while Wilkins’ work rate and consistency never faltered with 21 from 23.
The Pulse, who lost by a single goal to previously winless Northern Mystics in extra time last week, posted a significantly improved discount asics womens running shoes midcourt effort against the defending champions.
Liana Leota’s combination with Silver Ferns centre Millie Lees was slick, with the mercurial wing attack all but errorfree and fearless in her circle feeding.
Thwaites and Wilkins had to work overtime to shake off the Magic’s firedup Silver Ferns defenders Casey Kopua and Leana de Bruin as the defending champions edged ahead to lead 1312 after 15 minutes and 2827 at halftime.
With wing defence Joline Henry unavailable through injury, Daya Wiffen replaced Victoria Smith at the break, offering the Pulse a little more variety on attack and the home team went in to the threequarter break with asics shoes for sale a 4140 lead discount asics womens running shoes asics shoes for sale.