Diamonds retain Constellation Cup

Posted on November 2, 2015 by

The Australian Netball Diamonds have retained the Constellation Cup despite losing the final two matches of the series.

The Diamonds, featuring six NSWIS athletes, opened the series with a 50-44 victory over New Zealand in Christchurch before all but securing their fifth Constellation Cup with a 58-48 victory in the second match of the series.

However after the series returned to Australian shores the New Zealanders pegged one game back with a 50-47 win over the Diamonds.

New Zealand then needed to win by 14 goals to win the Cup, however with the score in the final match being 58-47 the Diamonds were able to retain the Cup.

The NSWIS athletes in the squad were Paige Hadley, Kim Ravaillion, Sharni Layton, Gabi Simpson, Caitlin Thwaites and Ashleigh Brazill.

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