The Melbourne Vixens are off to a flying start, after recording back to back practice match victories against Sunshine Coast Lightning
The Vixens prevailed by six goals on Sunday, following its nail-biting three-goal victory on Saturday night.
Vixens Head Coach, Simone McKinnis OAM, admitted the score-line in both matches was irrelevant but acknowledged the importance of two tough hit-outs against a foundation Club.
“One of the reasons we came here was because we haven’t previously travelled to the Sunshine Coast to compete, so it was about getting familiar with this road trip,” McKinnis said.
The Vixens Coach said she learned a great deal about her own players and thought they handled the occasion with aplomb.
“Even though they (Lightning) came back at us strongly, I think at those critical moments we composed ourselves and pushed out again,” she said.
The Melbourne Vixens will host Magpies Netball in Round One of Suncorp Super Netball on Saturday 18 February at Hisense Arena.
Saturday 21 January
Melbourne Vixens 55 def 52 Sunshine Coast Lightning
Sunday 22 January
Melbourne Vixens 53 def 47 Sunshine Coast Lightning
Credit: Darren Smith