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Sapphire’s shine as Titans make it two from two to start the season

The Gold Coast Titans Sapphire Series side has backed up a debut competition win, with a second round victory against the Carina Leagues Club Tigers. 

The match finished with a score line of 53-48 falling the way of the Gold Coast, after a tight battle for the entire 60 minute game. 

Coach Temepara Bailey credited a full team performance. 

“Our full team of 10 held us strong throughout the match,” she said. 

“Being able to use our interchange we were able to outwork the Tigers.” 

Young star Bailey d’Hotman De Villiers entered the game in the second quarter, imposing her presence through a number of classy intercepts which helped the Titans breach the lead held by the Tigers. 

A strong performance from Round one MVP Abigail Meafou, helped the Titans attack end take advantage when possession was gained. 

Despite being behind by a goal at halftime, the Titans took control in the second half to claim the match in what was a tight battle between the two sides.  

Bailey credited the Titans fitness for helping them prevail in the last quarter, calling the clash the best challenge that her side has had so far. 

Each member in the Titans Sapphire team played key roles in the win, including a solid performance in defence from Bryah Gafa and Emily Gilbert, all the way through the court to the attackers, where experience shone through from Kristen Oxenford.

Olivia Dijkstra is continuing to build form for the Titans, as she develops as a strong target in the goal shooter position. 

With the second win for the Gold Coast Titans under their belt, the side have now only lost one quarter in their Sapphire Series campaign so far, which will see them sitting towards the top of the ladder.

The Titans Ruby side followed on from this performance, taking on the experienced Ipswich Jets team.  

Heading into half time with a 21-17 lead, the Titans showed dominance throughout the court.

All three returning players from the Queensland Under 17s side at the Netball Australia Nationals shone through with great movement in attack from goaler Talitah Faifai, whilst Darcie Davies found a lot of the ball in defence for the Gold Coast. 

The Titans lead was then tightened to a single point at three quarter time, making the last term of the game an exciting battle between the two sides.

Unfortunately, a strong swing of momentum from the Jets turned the game, ending the match with a score of 44 - 36.

The Ruby team will have a quick turnaround as they take on the Brisbane South Wildcats this Wednesday night at Nissan Arena.

The Sapphire side will look to keep their winning start to the season going when they take on the Ipswich Jets next Saturday. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.