Netball reaches knockout stage

Monday September 11, 2017 Written by Published in Netball

It’s do or die for teams in the Rising Stars Netball Championship knockout rounds today at the Bluesky Sports Arena in Nikao.

 

The winners from today’s matches will complete the semi-finals fixtures to be played next week.

In the 12 and under knockout match, Titikaveka Pearls which finished third after the preliminary rounds of competition will take on Takuvaine Red Angels.

The Red Angels managed fifth place finish.

The winner from this match will take on Avatiu Dragonflies, who managed a second place finish, in the semi-final.

In the other U12 semis, Tupapa Maraerenga Panthers will play Ngatangiia Matavera SeaGalz.

In the 20+ knockout match, Takuvaine Red Angels will take Ngatangiia Matavera SeaGalz.

The winner of this match will battle Titikaveka Pearls in the semifinal while Panthers will take on Dragonflies in the other top four tussle.

In the U15 knockout match, Avatiu Dragonflies will be up against the Ngatangiia-Matavera SeaGalz with the winner facing Titikaveka Pearls in next week’s semis.

In the other semi-final, Panthers will take on Arorangi Flames.

The feature U19 semi-finals which is confirmed will see the Dragonflies playing the Flames while Red Angels battle it out against the Panthers.

After two rounds of competition, the SeaGalz managed top place in the U12 followed by Dragonflies and Pearls in second and third, respectively.

In the 20+ competition, the Dragonflies finished on top followed by the Pearls in second and Red Angels finishing third.

Defending champions Arorangi Flames is the top seed in the U15 followed by the Pearls and then the Dragonflies in third.

The undefeated Panthers topped the points table in U19 while defending champions Flames finished second followed by the Dragonflies in third place.

The organisers thanked their sponsors, especially their platinum supporters BCI and Bluesky. 

Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) has also come on board to assist with venue hireage. 

Fixtures

12pm 12U Titikaveka Pearls (3rd)-Takuvaine Red Angels (5th), 12.40pm 20+ Takuvaine Red Angels (3rd)-Ngatangiia-Matavera SeaGalz (5th), 1.55pm 15U Avatiu Dragonflies (3rd)-Ngatangiia-Matavera SeaGalz (5th). Entry fee - $2

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