By MICHELLE COOK
LIFESTUDIO Westoil moved into second spot on the Orange Netball Association division one ladder with a 10-point win over High A on Saturday.
The third quarter set up the 62-52 victory with LifeStudio Westoil putting on 19 goals to High A's nine.
However, the students came back in the final quarter putting on 20 goals to LifeStudio Westoil's 12, but it wasn't enough for High A to take the win.
LifeStudio Westoil captain Mardi Aplin was happy with her team's performance but admitted they lost concentration in the final period.
Aplin said her team's third quarter was key.
"That's something we've been working on because in previous years our third quarter wasn't our best," Aplin explained.
"I said to the girls teams class it as the championship quarter and that's something we need to improve on. I was pleased with how we went."
In the opening quarter High A made a surprise move by playing regular defender Sophie Kloosterman as shooter.
Kloosterman moved back to defence in the second quarter and made a noticeable impact with a number of touches.
LifeStudio Westoil dominated the third quarter to extend their lead to 50-32.
Michelle Prestwidge was netting goals from all over the circle as the High A defence double-teamed Aplin.
High A dominated the final period but it wasn't enough to take the game.
"We were lucky we had the lead we did," Aplin said.
"We can't afford to do that in the finals. We still have a lot to work on."
Sheryll Selwood and Cassie Vane were outstanding in defence for LifeStudio Westoil, grabbing a number of intercepts and troubling the High A attack.
Kloosterman was solid in defence for High A.
"Everyone played well individually. I guess we need to work on doing it more as a team," Aplin considered.
The win moves LifeStudio Westoil into second on 32 points with High A third on 31.
Robin Hood remain undefeated at the top of the ladder on 35 points with two rounds to go.
In other division one matches on Saturday, Robin Hood downed Hawks WSR 54-27, Kellys beat Hawks Zoom Zoom 54-39 and CYMS Gladiators edged out CYMS Sheeradiance 47-45.