After the disappointment of their narrow loss in their first outing, the Sharks Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership team have bounced back in style, recording their first win of 2019 with a 30-12 victory over St Mary’s.
The Sharks dominated from almost the opening kickoff, a long range try to Tiana Penitani in just the sixth minute setting the scene, before they would go on with the job in overcast but relatively dry conditions at the Cronulla High School Academy fields.
The Sharks built a game-winning 20-0 half time lead, with two more four-pointers in the second period sealing the result.
Sharks coach Glenn Brailey was pleased with the performance and especially satisfied with the improvement shown by his team following their opening round loss.
“The girls gelled a bit better, especially the play makers Maddie (Studdon) and Quincy (Dodd). Training is one thing but playing and getting game time together is another.
“We were more patient this week and controlled field position and possession. St Mary’s came out for the second half with more aggression but we regrouped and matched them.”
Following the opening try it was back rower Jamie-Ann Wright crossing twice and when Studdon touched down it was 20-0 to the Sharks at the break.
Dodd got herself on the scoresheet twice in the second 30 minutes as the Sharks rounded out the victory.
With one win from their two starts the Sharks will now take some confidence into their next assignment, which is a game against the Bulldogs at 4.00pm next Saturday.
Cronulla Sharks 30
TRIES : Jamie-Ann Wright 2, Quincy Dodd 2, Tiana Penitani, Maddie Studdon GOALS : Maddie Studdon 3
St. Marys SAINTS 12
TRIES : Emily Rains, Sharnita Woodman GOALS : Emily Rains 2