What They Said: Swifts v Tactix
The NSW Swifts overcame a persistent Mainland Tactix to get the two points on Sunday night in Christchurch.
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See what the players and coach had to say about the Round 2 clash, including reaction to Brooke Miller’s ANZ Championship debut.
NSW Junior Brooke Miller on her ANZ Championship debut against the Tactix…
“I was very nervous but really excited to get out there. I was exhausted and I was tired; I haven’t played a full game for a long time, so it was great to get out there and know I can get through it.”
Finishing her debut game with 19 goal assists and no turnovers, the 21-year-old praised the shooting circle for their endeavours;
“I thought Prats, Caitlin and Carla did a really good job to give me options to put in some easy feeds to them, so that was really good.”
Swifts’ Captain Kimberlee Green on Miller’s debut…
“Brooke did a really good job. To have the confidence to come out and play a full game at this level is a testament to the player she is and the training she has done, so it’s really exciting.”
Midcourter Abbey McCulloch on the team’s defensive effort…
“It was a tough fight but I think we really pulled together in the last quarter in particular. Defensively down the court, from shooters to goal keep, was really good and I think that was the turning point for us, and that’s why we got over the top in the end.”
Head Coach Rob Wright on his focus ahead of Thunderbirds in Round 3…
“We will continue to build upon the things that we worked on for the first two games. Certainly one of those is about consistency. We were patchy tonight … we did some nice stuff and there were times we just went to sleep, and that against the Thunderbirds will be deadly.”
The NSW Swifts will next return to their home court at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre to host the Queensland Firebirds (Round 4) on Sunday 23 March (12:18pm). Less than 250 tickets remain for this Round 4 home game and are available from www.swiftstickets.com.au
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