ORANGE B may have finished second on the Central West State League ladder, but coach Jacki Jasprizza says her side is the underdogs.
Orange B will take on Bathurst A in tomorrow’s semi-final at the Orange PCYC.
The winner will move into the grand final against the winner between Orange A and Dubbo A.
Orange B came out on top 44-39 against Bathurst A when they met in round three.
The Orange side has had a few personnel changes since then.
Centre-courter Tash Rudd is out due to injury, but Ash Bruton has taken her place.
Shooter Danielle Turner played the first round in the Orange B team, but was then promoted to the A team.
“It’s a huge game. We’re probably the underdogs even though we beat them before,” Jasprizza said of Bathurst.
“We had Danielle then. Tash Rudd is also out now, but Ash Bruton has come in and she’s been a real driving force. She’s been a fantastic replacement.
“We’ll just try to play some good netball.”
Jasprizza said her players had been strong across the court and established some strong combinations.
She said her young shooters were playing well against some more experienced rivals, the centre court players were pushing forward well and the defence had been solid throughout the entire competition.
“They’re a fairly versatile little team,” she said.
The Orange B coach said her team would go all out in the semi-final, with the expectation that, should they win, they would meet Orange A in the grand final.
“My job as coach is to go with our A game against Bathurst A,” she said.
“We would love to have an all-Orange final.”
The coach said the players weren’t going in expecting to win, even through the 2012 final was contested by the two Orange sides.
“Hopefully we do well. We’re not going in cocky,” she said.
“We’ll just go and play some good, clean, tough netball and do our best.”
Orange B will take on Bathurst A at 9am tomorrow at the Orange PCYC.
The division one final will be played at 11.40am.