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Saracens Mavericks

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Wasps

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4th April 2022
Round 11
Emma Hayter Kate Stephenson Gary Burgess
University of Essex
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Beth Ecuyer-Dale
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Saracens Mavericks vs Wasps Netball during Round 11 of VNSL 2022 (Image: Morgan Harlow)

Saracens Mavericks vs Wasps Netball during Round 11 of VNSL 2022 (Image: Morgan Harlow)

An in-form Wasps side, with an impressive record against Mavericks, threatened to sting the Hertfordshire team who’d won just one of their last five matches. However, after a shaky first quarter, the crowd at the University of Essex were treated to full-court exhibition netball from every single player wearing Black and Red. It was a performance that confirms Mavericks’ right to the top 4 spot this game earned them.

Head Coach, Kat Ratnapala, couldn’t praise her squad enough: “Our unit defence is what wins us games and those players were fantastic today”. Razia Quashie, a member of that unit, was awarded Gilbert Player of the Match but Ratnapala lauded players at both ends of the court, identifying Kadeen Corbin as having been “outstanding” as well as giving special mention to Aliyah Zaranyika.

Headline new signing, Temalisi Fakahokotau, didn’t make it onto court tonight but was very much the eight player with her vocal support from the bench! Ratnapala, who has been working to bring Temalisi over from New Zealand for a couple of years, recognised the positive impact she is already having on the team: “Tem brings stuff on and off the court.”

After tonight’s dominant display, Mavericks will be hungry to collect more points in their charge for the play-off finals when they host Celtic Dragons next Saturday.

In the opening quarter Wasps and Mavericks went goal-for-goal but also error-for-error. With turnovers and loose passes from both sides the quarter ended with a modest scoreline of 11-11.

The game changed at the start of the second quarter and the Mavericks didn’t look back. Head Coach of Wasps, Mel Mansfield, lamented that after a first quarter where her team “should have been up” the side then “weren’t good enough for 45 minutes”.

The Black and Reds came out flying in the second quarter, establishing a dominance that Wasps couldn’t overturn even when errors crept into the Mavericks liquid play towards the end of the match. Britney Clarke scored from range in a game where she chalked up 46 goals. The speed, creativity, patience and whole-team fluidity showcased the Mavericks’ top 4 credentials. In response to the pressure, Wasps made a number of substitutions but weren’t able to stop the locomotive charging at them. Wasps looked deflated as the half-time whistle blew. 31-24.

Unfortunately for the away side it was the Mavericks of the second quarter who took to the court after the break, not the Mavericks of the opening 15 minutes. Both sides changed their Centre players, with Gabby Marshall coming on for the home team. The Corbin sisters treated the crowd, and Sky Sports viewers, to a netball masterclass as they combined both flair and consistency. 45-33.

Fans were hoping to see Temalisi join the display but with the Mavericks defence all playing their A-game there was no obvious substitution to make. Georgia Lees came on for Sasha Corbin in the final quarter and stamped her mark on the game with composed feeds into the circle. Mavericks took an emphatic 19 goal win, with the score ending 62-43.

Gilbert Player of the Match went to Saracens Mavericks Razia Quashie.

Match report provided by Saracens Mavericks.

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