“Just keep on winning”
Queensland girls focus on last two games, after mixed results on Day 2 of Australian Senior Sides Queensland’s women are still in with a shot at this year’s Australian Senior State Sides title.
Admittedly, it’s a very long shot, but if they can just win their remaining two games (and have a few other results go their way) the home side could still lift the trophy on Friday.
“We’ve just got to keep on winning,” skip Jenny Blundell said after an impressive performance against ACT this afternoon.
“I’m not sure that the title is possible, we’d need a lot of things to go our way, but we can definitely still finish second.
“To do that we need to win the rest of our games and that’s what we need to really focus on.”
Blundell’s outfit of Senior Sides newbies, Adele Pershouse, Sue Hunter and Lynn Long, was Queensland’s star performer against ACT this afternoon.
With Sue McKenzie’s rink going down 19-23, and Patty Elliot’s team beaten 13-22, it was left to Blundell’s girls to get Queensland over the line.
They just managed it, notching up a 16-shot win over ACT’s Helena Megee, 31-15, to secure a narrow three-shot win for Queensland 63-60.
Unfortunately the women couldn’t overhaul WA in their morning match, going down on all three rinks for a 75-40 loss.
“It was a really tough game against WA today, they played really well,” Blundell said.
“Morale in the team is great despite the results. They’re a great group of ladies in the side and everyone seems to get along.
“All the girls in my team are new, but they’re very talented players and I just let them play the shot as they see it.
“My third plays skip a lot, so it’s great having her there at the head to draw on her experience.”
Today’s results have left Queensland sitting third on the ladder, on equal points with NSW but behind on rink wins.
WA’s women are a country mile in front, with four match-points on their nearest rivals, and only three rounds to go.
Technically if Queensland won their remaining two games, WA lost their remaining two games, and NSW lost at least one along the way, Queensland could still win, if they’re ahead on rink-wins.
It’s a long shot, but you never do know in this great game of bowls.
Queensland’s girls have a bye tomorrow morning, with no NT women’s team in the field this year.
They’ll no doubt use the break to fine-tune their performance ahead of the afternoon match against Victoria.
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