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NSW Swifts defeated but not beaten

Quarter by Quarter scores
NSW Swifts 13 - 28 (15) - 43(15) - 52 (9)
Melbourne Vixens 14 - 29(15) - 45(16) - 63 (18)
 
Shooting Stats
NSW Swifts
Catherine Cox             32/38 @ 84%
Susan Pratley             20/22 @ 91%
Team                           52/60 @ 87%
 
Melbourne Vixens
Caitlin Thwaites           47/52 @ 90%
Sharelle McMahon     16/19 @ 84%
Team                           65/71 @ 89%
 
In front of a sell-out (4,200) home crowd at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, the NSW Swifts have endured another defeat, this time at the hands of the Melbourne Vixens, 63-52.
 
With the Sargeant McKinnis Cup on the line, it was the Vixens that ran away with victory in the end, pulling away from the Swifts in the final quarter to win by 11 goals. But the shining light for the Swifts in a losing team was the standout performance of WD Rebecca Bulley.
 
The match got off to a close start with the NSW Swifts eager to hand the Vixens their second consecutive defeat. Cox found her radar early, shooting 13 goals in a frantic opening quarter which saw the Swifts trail by one at the first break, 14-13.
 
In the second quarter, the momentum swung in the Swifts’ favour and they were able to pull away to a two goal lead. But the Vixens fought back, chasing down every ball and staying tight with the Swifts to level the score. The physicality of the match increased in the closing minutes of the quarter but once again the Vixens kept their noses in front to go to the main break ahead by one, 29-28.
 
The Vixens steadily built on their one goal lead in the third quarter thanks to a solid mid-court performance and outstanding shooting from Thwaites and McMahon. The Swifts found it harder to get the ball to their shooters, but when they did, they were able to convert with Pratley shooting at 100% for the quarter. Good defence from Rebecca Bulley and Samantha May kept the Swifts within reach of the Vixens, finishing just two down at the final break.
 
With both teams sticking to their starting seven in the final quarter, the opening minutes looked to be anyone’s game. But some crucial misses by the Swifts, which would have leveled the scores, swung the momentum in favour of the Vixens. From here the Vixens never looked back drawing clear of the Swifts to win the match by 11 goals, 63-52.
 
NSW Swifts centre Kimberlee Green was disappointed with the eventual 11 goal defeat.
 
“A lot of us got a bit complacent with the long passes and tried to force those long passes in, which wasn’t really happening. We did need to shorten up and change our game plan which we didn’t think to do which is why we lost by 11,” Green said.
 
“Our fitness is there so we should be able to stick it to them. We’ve gone into over-time twice and we’ve lost by one and two here and there, so it’s just finishing it off. Tonight just wasn’t our game.”
 
Next Game – Round 12, ANZ Championship – last home game
NSW Swifts v West Coast Fever
Sunday 21 June @ 2:50pm
Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre
 
Pre-Game: Netball’s Festival of Stars “Celebrity Match”
Sunday 21 June @12pm
Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre

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17/12/2009 - Jamaica comes to Sydney in 2010

15/12/2009 - 500 members by Christmas - are you in?

11/12/2009 - A Swift Christmas Carol

10/12/2009 - Christmas wishes from Kim Green

10/12/2009 - 100 days and counting!

1/12/2009 - Pratley is your favourite Diamond

27/11/2009 - All I want for Christmas is...

16/11/2009 - Vote for Prats as your favourite Diamond!

13/11/2009 - Diamonds announce 2010 UK Tour

12/11/2009 - Swift coaching for Brumbies

9/11/2009 - Smith named Player of the Year

3/11/2009 - 2010 Player Movements

27/10/2009 - NSW Swifts sign Rebecca Bulley for 2010

26/10/2009 - NSW Swifts sign Vanessa Ware for 2010

22/10/2009 - Rob Wright joins the NSW Swifts in 2010

21/10/2009 - NSW Swifts sign Kim Smith for 2010

20/10/2009 - NSW Swifts sign Wild and Brazill for 2010

19/10/2009 - Mixed bag for Diamonds

16/10/2009 - Season 2010: are you in?

15/10/2009 - NSW Swifts sign Sam May for 2010

14/10/2009 - Swifts shine against England

13/10/2009 - NSW Swifts sign Pratley and Tairi for 2010

12/10/2009 - NSW Swifts sign Borger for 2010

12/10/2009 - Diamonds finish third

10/10/2009 - Diamonds call up for Bulley

9/10/2009 - Netball`s revolution on TEN/ONE

8/10/2009 - NSW Swifts sign Green for 2010

1/10/2009 - NSW Swifts sign Cox & Mkoloma for 2010

30/9/2009 - England & Jamaica to welcome 4 Swifts

24/9/2009 - Silver Ferns win in van Dyk`s 100th

24/9/2009 - 7 home games for NSW Swifts in 2010

23/9/2009 - Cox to return in final test

21/9/2009 - Pratley shoots Diamonds to victory

21/9/2009 - Congratulations Tadhg

18/9/2009 - Send a Swift Diamond message!

14/9/2009 - Aussie up 2 -1 in test series

4/9/2009 - World Team sparkle brighter than the Diamonds

31/8/2009 - World 7 win series 2-1

28/8/2009 - Catch the Diamonds on TEN & ONE!

27/8/2009 - Fitzgerald scores another victory over Silver Ferns

25/8/2009 - World 7 take game one

24/8/2009 - Support Buzz Day!

24/8/2009 - Fitzgerald finalises World 7 preparations

20/8/2009 - Fitzgerald to lead NSW Swifts in 2010

18/8/2009 - Our latest Swifts in training

18/8/2009 - Do you want to be coached by the NSW Swifts?

14/8/2009 - NSW Swifts Golf Day; a hole in one!

11/8/2009 - NSW Swifts in the community - Sam May

10/8/2009 - Three Swifts in Diamonds Team

10/8/2009 - Kids have a ball at QBE Clinic!

6/8/2009 - OCF shoots a goal for kids

3/8/2009 - A thank you from Susan Pratley

29/7/2009 - Honours shared at Swifts` night of nights

29/7/2009 - Expressions of Interest: 2010 NSW Swifts players

28/7/2009 - Cox, Pratley and Green in Diamonds Squad

27/7/2009 - Koster and Simmons support Buzz Day

24/7/2009 - Who will win the 2009 ANZ Championship?

20/7/2009 - Catch the Grand Final action LIVE on TEN

14/7/2009 - NSW Swifts in the community - State Age

14/7/2009 - Who will outfox the foxes?

9/7/2009 - NSW Swifts in the community - Sam and Amy

8/7/2009 - Congratulations Selina and Ali

7/7/2009 - The Finals Series is here!

6/7/2009 - Celebrate with the NSW Swifts

4/7/2009 - Steel impress against Swifts

1/7/2009 - A letter from Cath Cox

1/7/2009 - NSW Swifts to show no mercy against Steel

30/6/2009 - NSW Swifts in the community - International Nurses Day

28/6/2009 - Pulse rise to the challenge to defeat Swifts

26/6/2009 - Decorate your room Swifts style!

26/6/2009 - Fitzgerald to coach World 7 Team

25/6/2009 - NSW Swifts will be all heart to stop Pulse

21/6/2009 - Darcy leads Beyondblue Team to victory

21/6/2009 - NSW Swifts fall agonisingly short again

18/6/2009 - Sellout for NSW Swifts final home game

18/6/2009 - Get set for the Rivalry Round!

17/6/2009 - ONE HD comes to regional NSW

17/6/2009 - NSW Swifts, celebrities and much more

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11/6/2009 - MATCH PREVIEW: NSW Swifts v Vixens

10/6/2009 - NSW Swifts in the community - Sam & Ashlee

7/6/2009 - Firebirds repel determined Swifts

4/6/2009 - NSW Swifts aim to quieten the Firebirds

1/6/2009 - NSW Swifts in the community - Winston Hills Mall

1/6/2009 - NSW Swifts v Fever, Liz v Luke - don`t miss it!

29/5/2009 - Kim Green joins fight against cervical cancer

28/5/2009 - NSW Swifts look ahead to Firebirds

27/5/2009 - NSW Swifts at Winston Hills Mall this Sunday

25/5/2009 - Valiant Swifts go down in extra time thriller

21/5/2009 - NSW SWIFTS TO FACE THE “DREAM TEAM”

21/5/2009 - Ticket frenzy for final home games

19/5/2009 - Mansell battles Firebird Aiken in debut

18/5/2009 - NSW Swifts fall to fired up Firebirds

15/5/2009 - Wear red and support the Swifts on Monday!

12/5/2009 - Fitzgerald reaches 200 games in charge

12/5/2009 - SWIFTS AIM FOR A WIN IN COACH’S 200TH

11/5/2009 - NSW Swifts and Netball NSW welcome OCF

10/5/2009 - Swifts fail to fire as Thunderbirds storm home

8/5/2009 - Sun shines at NSW Swifts Ladies Luncheon

6/5/2009 - NSW Swifts feeling a sense of déjà-vu

4/5/2009 - NSW Swifts fall to a crushing extra-time defeat

4/5/2009 - Mother`s Day clash crucial v Tbirds

30/4/2009 - NSW Swifts head west to bring down the Fever

28/4/2009 - Ticket Availability

27/4/2009 - NSW Swifts survive a Mystics fightback

23/4/2009 - NSW SWIFTS AIM TO RETURN TO THE WINNER’S LIST

22/4/2009 - The NSW Swifts 2009 merchandise range is here!

20/4/2009 - NSW Swifts loss could prove costly

16/4/2009 - NSW Swifts hope to weave some Magic

12/4/2009 - Swifts winning streak comes to an end

9/4/2009 - WIN tickets to Swifts 2010 home games

8/4/2009 - NSW Swifts hope to tame the T-Birds

7/4/2009 - Swifts debutants shine against Tactix

6/4/2009 - SWIFTS CONTINUE WINNING WAYS

2/4/2009 - NSW Swifts aim to outsmart the TACTIX

2/4/2009 - NNSW ENCOURAGES REGIONAL FANS TO VOICE THEIR SUPPORT

1/4/2009 - SWIFTS v TACTIX - MONDAY NIGHT!

30/3/2009 - Cox helps launch 09 ANZ Championship

30/3/2009 - NSW Swifts spread the word in Orange

30/3/2009 - NSW Swifts in the community - Cath Cox

27/3/2009 - NSW SWIFTS LADIES LUNCHEON ON SALE NOW

26/3/2009 - NSW Swifts prepare for TACTIX

26/3/2009 - ONE - a new era in sport starts tonight

25/3/2009 - Cox supports Swans in 09

18/3/2009 - Be part of the action in 2009

18/3/2009 - They bleed red and white

11/3/2009 - NSW Swifts in the community – Cath Cox

8/3/2009 - NSW Swifts win SOP Netball Cup

7/3/2009 - NSW Swifts kept at bay by Southern Steel

6/3/2009 - NSW Swifts two from two at SOPNC

27/2/2009 - NSW Event of the Year: ANZ Championship GF

26/2/2009 - NSW Swifts gaining early support in 09

25/2/2009 - Allied Pickfords continue support of umpires

25/2/2009 - See it FIRST. See it LIVE!

25/2/2009 - NSW Swifts in action THIS WEEKEND!

25/2/2009 - See Cath Cox at Winston Hills Mall

22/2/2009 - NSW Swifts on track after Queenstown

21/2/2009 - NSW Swifts four from four in Queenstown

20/2/2009 - NSW Swifts two from two in Queenstown

16/2/2009 - Full strength NSW Swifts team heads to Queenstown

11/2/2009 - MATCH DAY VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

6/2/2009 - ANZ Championship teams head-to-head in 1 weekend

5/2/2009 - Netball`s answer to Twenty20 is here!

5/1/2009 - Surf`s up for the NSW Swifts


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