Big V Review – Round 13
DIVISION 1 MEN
v Western Port
Our Luina Geelong Supercats Division 1 Men kicked off the weekend with a home game on Saturday afternoon against the Western Port Steelers.
After a tight battle for three quarters, the Supercats were looking like they were going to come away with an important win.
However, in the last quarter, the wheels fell off the wagon, allowing the Steelers to pull away and leave the Supercats with a sinking feeling as another win got away from them.
As with the last time these sides met, import Dylan Travis cut a swathe through the Supercats with a 39 point return, to be the difference down the stretch.
Kyle Meyer was again the best performed Supercat and proved quite a handful for the Steelers as he finished the day with 28 points.
Luckily for the Supercats, a Warrnambool loss on the weekend keeps the door ajar on finals, however, now there’s no room left for losses if that opportunity is to be maximised.
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 89 (Kyle Meyer 28, Emerson Varley 17, Lewie Varley 16)
WESTERN PORT STEELERS: 95 (Dylan Travis 39, Matthew Pollard 17, James McKinnon 13)
DIVISION 1 WOMEN
YOUTH LEAGUE 1 MEN
v Corio Bay Stingrays (Saturday)
v Warrandyte Venom (Sunday)
Another double loss weekend for our Luina Geelong Supercats Youth League Men wasn’t the result we were looking for.
On Saturday night, our cross-town rivals Corio Bay were too good for the Supercats, recording a 14 point win.
The Supercats were behind the ‘Rays all night and weren’t able to produce their almost trademark second half blitzes with some of our key play makers a little down on their usual output.
Josiah King top scored with 17 points and got good support from Tom Georgiadis and Wabg Nyieth who both finished with 13.
It was almost a carbon copy the next day as the Supercats hosted the Warrandyte Venom at AWA Alliance Bank Stadium.
The Supercats were again playing catch up all day however, had patches where it looked like they were about to unleash and come over the top but in the last quarter, Geelong’s execution of their game plan began to fray and allowed the Venom to get the win.
Josiah King was again the leading scorer for Geelong with 25 points with Max Kos (13) and Jack Dunstan (10) the other main contributors.
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 76 (Josiah King 17, Tom Georgiadis 13, Wang Nyieth 13)
CORIO BAY STINGRAYS: 90 (Cohen Blythe 32, Jordan O’Leary 20, Kirk Harris 17)
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 76 (Josiah King 25, Max Kos 13, Jack Dunstan 10)
WARRANDYTE VENOM: 81 (Cody Perry-Allamby 23, Zachary Stevenson 19, Jarrod Molnar 17)
YOUTH LEAGUE 1 WOMEN
v Chelsea Gulls
The only joy for Geelong in the weekend’s games was on Sunday as our Youth League Women were the only winners for the weekend, recording a comfortable win at home.
The Supercats never really looked in any danger of letting this one slip, having accounted for the Gulls at their place a few weeks back.
After an even first term, the Supercats went into overdrive with a 21 to 9 second term to put a fair bit of space between themselves and Chelsea.
For the Gulls the gap was just too big for them to overcome in the second half.
Amy Troy was the star for Geelong finishing with 19 points whilst Jaimee Crombie had a welcome return to form with 14.
LUINA GEELONG SUPERCATS: 75 (Amy Troy 19, Jaimee Crombie 14)
CHELSEA GULLS: 59 (Chloe Breznjak 16)