Geitz instrumental in victory over Trinidad and Tobago

AFTER being rested for some of the victory on Sunday against Barbados, Australian Diamonds captain Laura Geitz returned to the starting side of a 69-34 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in Monday Commonwealth Games action in Glasgow, Scotland.

Australian coach Lisa Alexander made only two changes to her starting seven that beat Barbados by 50 goals with Geitz and Julie Corletto starting at goal keeper and goal defence, respectively.

Geitz is originally from Allora on the Southern Darling Downs and is playing in her second Commonwealth Games and first as captain. She was in the team which won silver in Delhi four years ago.

The Australians are aiming to win their first Commonwealth Games netball gold in 12 years in Glasgow.

The win sees Australia head into Wednesday's final preliminary round game against South Africa with destiny in their own hands with a win to secure the coveted top spot in Pool B ahead of finals beginning on Saturday.

The attacking combination of Caitlin Thwaites (goal shooter), Tegan Caldwell (goal attack), Madi Robinson (wing attack) and Kim Green (centre) picked up from where they left off on Sunday.

The quartet continued to link well through the middle in attack as Australia took a 16-9 lead into quarter-time before seven unanswered goals to start the second term pushed the margin out to 14 goals within minutes of the restart.

Trinidad and Tobago, undefeated to Australia in the previous two meetings in Glasgow during the 1987 World Netball Championships, were held to just five goals for the second quarter as the Australians took a 38-14 lead into half-time.

Alexander made changes to her bookends with Caitlin Bassett and Natalie Medhurst introduced in attack while Hallinan made way for Sharni Layton and Corletto for Bianca Chatfield.

Despite the substitutions for fresh legs, Australia's earlier dominance was subdued after the main break as Trinidad and Tobago made it difficult for the reigning world champions as the two sides went goal for goal.

After adding just three goals to their half-time advantage in the third quarter, Australia pulled away to in the last term to record a 35-goal victory to remain undefeated after four games at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

"It's was a really physical game, they're just so athletic and have a lot of skill so we knew going into it that it was going to be a tough game and it was something that we had to build on in the four quarters," Australia midcourter Kim Green said.

"I think we did that today but I think there's a lot of improvement still to go."

Australia's Kimberley Ravaillion missed the game against Trinidad and Tobago as a precaution after suffering a back twinge during the warm up.

"We had Ravaillion out today so we've literally got to take one game, and its selection, at a time because the players have to be in the best shape possible to represent your country and on this court."

The Australian Netball Team will train on Tuesday ahead of their final round robin game against South Africa on Wednesday at 9.30am (6.30pm AEST).

Topics:  australian diamonds laura geitz netball

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