Towering goaler tests Colac defenders

COLAC Tigers co-coach Sara Hay says her netballers produced their best performance of the season against a genuine premiership contender in St Albans.

Colac Tigers defenders Georgie Finn, left, and Emma Hillman, right, had to contend with 208-centimetre goaler Tharjini Sivalingam. The former Sri Lankan international shot 61 of the Supersaints’ 64 goals in their four-goal win.

A big crowd flocked to the Central Reserve courts to watch towering Supersaints goaler and former Sri Lankan international Tharjini Sivalingam and her side take on the Tigers.

The 208-centimetre athlete scored 61 of St Albans’ 64 goals, playing a key role in the visitors’ four-goal win over a fast-finishing Colac.

Hay said she was thrilled with her players’ performance, challenging a Supersaints squad which has started the season with seven wins and only one loss.

She said defenders Emma Hillman and Georgie Finn were exceptional against Sivalingam, while co-coach Hope Carmody played her first A Grade game of the season to have a crack at stopping the scoring machine.

The Tigers had more scoring shots than their opponents after the midcourt in Riley Stephens, Chelsea Hillman and Jessie Lang provided plenty of ball to Bec Scott, 45 goals, and Emily Murfitt, 15.

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