Victoria win in Adelaide

Victoria took out the double in Adelaide last night, winning the Senior and U19 Championships.

The Seniors defeated WA in a rather one sided affair 13-2, while the U19's also defeated WA in a much closer match 9-8.

The Seniors ended up facing WA in the final at the expense of SA, who can consider themselves extremely unlucky no to make the final. SA had the 3/4 time lead in each of its qualifying matches against Victoria and WA, yet ended up losing each game by 1 goal.

Victoria, who defeated WA 18-7 3 days earlier, continued their demolition job with the 13-2 result.

The U19's qualifying matches were a topsy-turvy affair, with visiting USA Team finishing on top and the three states following with 1 win apiece. Percentage would decide the two finalists for the National Championship game.

Going into the last day of qualifying matches Victoria had already booked a spot in the final with a percentage of 129%. The SA v WA match would decide the other finalist. WA had all the work to do because of their 7-14 loss to Victoria during the week. They had to defeat SA by at least 5 goals. At 3/4 time, WA had a 3 goal lead and turned on a 7-3 last quarter to win by 7 goals and go through to the final.

The U19 Championship Final was close throughout with neither side getting more than a 2 goal lead. Victoria took out the match 9-8 with our very own Joel Easson being named MVP.

In the U17's, one more day of qualifying matches is scheduled for Thursday, with the finals on Saturday.

More results from the National Championships are available at http://www.nationals09.lax.com.au.

 

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