With only two home games left of the home and away season, the Melbourne Vixens are eyeing off a top two spot when they face West Coast Fever on Saturday.
Sitting only two points behind second-placed Lightning, this weekend’s game against Fever is a must win to put the Vixens in the position for a home final.
The last time the Vixens met Fever, nothing separated the two in the Vixens’ only draw so far this year. The Vixens managed to claw back from five goals down in the final four minutes.
With one game as a team back after the World Cup break behind them, and with the inclusion this weekend of goaler Sacha McDonald and defender Jacqui Newton, the Vixens are feeling more settled.
Goaler Tegan Philip said everyone will need to play their role this weekend.
“It is going to be a tough game against the Fever this week; with the draw last time over in Perth we’re looking forward to playing them at home,” Philip said.
“We’ve had a big focus this week on our defensive pressure needing to be across the whole court, because applying the pressure down the court will provide support to our circle defenders.”
Last week saw the return of Mwai Kumwenda after she ruptured her ACL in round 13 last year. While Kumwenda didn’t taken to the court, Philip said having MJ involved in training and match day again has been a lift.
“We’re super excited to have MJ back on the list and she’s pumped to be back.
“She’s tried so hard with her rehab and has performed really well at training so we’re all really happy to have her around.”
This weekend is Kids Round at the Melbourne Vixens’ game with a disco in the Puma Den and plenty of activities and prizes to win.
Tickets are still available from Ticketek.