Lightning prepares strike against Thunderbirds

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Sunshine Coast Lightning is gearing up to go head-to-head with Adelaide Thunderbirds this weekend for Round 5 of Suncorp Super Netball.
 
Lightning Assistant Coast Kylee Byrne said while the first four rounds of 2018 had seen some great performances from the team, there was a need to start dominating across all four quarters.
 
“The Thunderbirds loom as a danger game and we will need to be at our best,” Byrne said.
 
“All 10 athletes have trained exceptionally well and are pushing each other constantly, and our intensity has certainly stepped up another level this week.
 
“With Head Coach Noeline Taurua spending much-needed time with her family in New Zealand following her father’s recent passing, we now have some extra motivation to deliver on what we are capable of and I can’t wait to see what we can do.”
 
“The new scoring system allows teams to jump from seventh place to third in just one round and that’s our aim this weekend.”
 
Players will wear black arm bands in a show of solidarity and support for Taurua and her family.
 
Lightning Goal Shooter Caitlin Bass said the team’s focus moving forward was not only on winning games but also every quarter.
 
“For us it’s about improving on our game last week and getting those eight points to elevate us up the ladder,” Bassett said.
 
“Our first game here on the coast was amazing. The crowd was super loud and we can’t wait to get out there in front of them again.”
 
Lightning will play Adelaide Thunderbirds this Sunday, 27 May at 3pm, with Goal Keeper Geva Mentor lining up for her 150th national league game. The sold-out match will be broadcast live on Telstra TV and the Netball Live App. Sunshine Coast Lightning 2018 memberships are available at sunshinecoastlightning.com.au.

 
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