Netball NZ U17 Champs: Day 3 Results
Netball NZ U17 Champs: Day 3 Results
Top four prepare for semi-finals in Netball NZ U17 Champs
Wednesday 19 July, 2017 - The final four teams to fight it out for the Anna Rowberry Cup at the Netball NZ U17 Champs are all the usual suspects, bar one.
Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch – all winners of the title over the past four years – have again played their way through to tomorrow’s semi-finals at the Pukekohe Netball Centre. But the young Howick Pakuranga side is the giant-slayer joining them.
Howick Pakuranga boasts a team of predominantly Year 11 players. They beat Taranaki 37-20 in this morning’s top 16 playoff match, to come up against a more experienced Trust Waikato Hamilton City in the quarterfinals. But with their strong defence and steady shooters, the Howick Pakuranga side caused a minor upset in outgunning Hamilton, 32-20.
They will now line-up against defending champions Wellington Black A in tomorrow morning’s semi-final clash. Wellington continued their determined march towards the final with two almost identical victories today – 44-21 over Hawkes Bay, and 44-19 over Manawatu in the quarter-final.
Auckland 1 were also in decisive form, knocking Harbourside out of contention with a 72-21 defeat, before coming up against their sister side, Auckland 2, and winning 35-22.
Their semis opponents, Christchurch, had a tougher battle to make it through to the top four, with a one-goal win over North Harbour 1, 35-34. But in their quarter-final square-off with Eastern Waikato, the tall timber and fast mid-court in the South Island side proved too strong in the last game of the afternoon, winning 40-33.
Tomorrow’s final will be played at 2.45pm at the Pukekohe Netball Centre – the first time a national tournament has been played there.
All of the placings of the 38 teams in this year’s Netball NZ U17 Champs will be determined on tomorrow’s final day. The four-day outdoor tournament, featuring more than 450 talented young players from throughout the country, is the largest event on Netball New Zealand’s calendar.
Day 3 Results
Team A Team B
Trust Waikato Hamilton City B 47 V 27 Mid Canterbury
Pukekohe 31 V 41 Whanganui
Wellington B Gold 47 V 30 Nelson
Gisborne 34 V 37 Mangere Otahuhu
Ko Rua 36 V 38 Rotorua
Kapiti 40 V 13 Wairarapa
Kapi Mana 19 V 25 Hutt Valley
Thames Valley 35 V 33 North Canterbury
Invercargill 26 V 38 Waitakere 1
Papakura 36 V 39 Whangarei
Wellington Black A 44 V 21 Hawke's Bay
Auckland 1 72 V 21 Harbourside
Eastern Bay of Plenty 26 V 38 Trust Waikato Hamilton City A
Eastern Waikato 43 V 34 Waitakere 2
Dunedin 30 V 41 Manawatu
North Harbour 2 25 V 55 Auckland 2
Taranaki 20 V 37 Howick Pakuranga A
Christchurch 35 V 34 North Harbour 1
Rotorua 51 (WBD) V 24 Invitational
Selwyn 53 V 15 Wairarapa
Trust Waikato Hamilton City B 29 V 22 Hutt Valley
Whanganui 40 V 34 Thames Valley
Mid Canterbury 33 V 28 Kapi Mana
Pukekohe 33 V 32 North Canterbury
Nelson 39 V 38 Invercargill
Gisborne 33 V 30 Papakura
Wellington B Gold 31 V 35 Waitakere 1
Mangere Otahuhu 30 V 36 Whangarei
Ko Rua 39 (WBD) V 29 Invitational
Wellington Black A 44 V 19 Manawatu
Trust Waikato Hamilton City A 20 V 32 Howick Pakuranga A
Hawke's Bay 44 V 36 Dunedin
Eastern Bay of Plenty 34 V 28 Taranaki
Kapiti 28 V 29 Selwyn
Harbourside 24 V 48 North Harbour 2
Waitakere 2 25 V 47 North Harbour 1
Auckland 1 35 V 22 Auckland 2
Eastern Waikato 33 V 40 Christchurch
*Please note: Each team
who plays the Invitational Team will be awarded 4 points for
a win, and the score will not be included in the goal
differential calculation. For this reason, in the system
these games have been recorded as ‘won by default’