Sharks spoil Jets’ opener

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Giselle Taylor was one of several inclusions for the Jets on Saturday night.
Camera IconGiselle Taylor was one of several inclusions for the Jets on Saturday night. Credit: South Western Times, Mitchell Woodcock

The East Fremantle Sharks spoiled the ECU Souwest Jets’ home opener celebrations with a clinical 61-42 victory on Saturday night at the Eaton Recreation Centre.

Erin Culnane’s Jets welcomed an influx of representative players back for the clash, but the home side was unable to build on an impressive start, with the visitors taking control late in the second half and moved up to second spot with their victory.

Doing the bulk of the damage was dynamic goal attack Grace Parker, who had a tremendous reach. With her tremendous positioning, she was able to take advantage of slick ball movement and capitalise when called upon.

The home side hit the front early in the second quarter, with the enthusiastic crowd lapping up every second of their revival.

Trailing 19-16 early in the second quarter, the Sharks appeared unfazed by the task in front of them and gradually wore down the home side.

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Whether it be a picked off pass or a slick transition in play, the visitors cashed in on Jets turnovers and

With momentum at their backs, the visitors proceeded to form a vice-like grip in defence over the following two quarters, which blunted the effectiveness of Jets goal shooter Sloan Burton.

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