Rhianna Johnson of the Waves in action.
Rhianna Johnson of the Waves in action. Mike Knott

Waves rock rivals to confirm spot

ACROSS The Waves Gold inflicted another psychological wound on their nearest rivals Blazers on the weekend, confirming their spot at the top of the ladder.

In the final round of normal fixtures, Waves' 11-goal win gave them a 10-point advantage at the top and set up a rematch in next weekend's semi-final with the young side.

Blazers have not beaten Waves all season, and captain coach Kisstee Corrigan acknowledged that the champion team definitely had a mental edge over her warriors.

“There is a bit of a mentality there when we play Gold,” she said.

“But the more we play them, the easier it gets. We do have the potential to beat them we just need to believe in ourselves.”

While she rates Alloway Blue and a resurgent Hervey Bay as worthy opponents, there is little doubt in Corrigan's mind that a Waves-Blazers final would be the perfect final.

“I hope we can both make it. We've been very competitive all year and we always enjoy the battle.”

Waves are still smarting after their upset loss to Alloway Purple in last year's decider, meaning they will be even tougher to dislodge this year.

“They have been a harder team after that loss for sure,” Corrigan said.

With Purple out of the finals race there is no chance of a repeat of last year.

“It's up to us (Blazers) now to get as close as we can to them, put our strongest team on the court and try for an upset,” Corrigan said.



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