The Sydney Sirens have pushed out the Adelaide Adrenaline for second place in the standings this week whilst the Melbourne Ice extend their winning streak to 4 against the Goannas.
Adelaide have been taking their team name literally lately as they staged yet another comeback, this time against the Sirens Saturday night. Down 3-0 the Adrenaline closed the gap to 4-2 by the end of second. With momentum on their side they buried another two unanswered goals to force the shootout. Their shootout closing streak would come to an end unfortunately as the Sirens managed to salvage their lost lead and count the shootout victory as their first points on the board for the year.
On Sunday the Sirens managed to set the lead again, this time 2-0 after two. Adelaide halved the lead at the start of the third, but the Sirens would learn from Saturday’s efforts and seal the game with two insurance markers
The Brisbane Goannas traveled south determined to get their first win of the year against a streaking Melbourne Ice at home. Goannas were leading 2-1 at the end of the first after goals from Emma Gray and Abi Brown. But Georgia Carson would even the score giving the defending champs a jolt as Jones and Padgen would make it 5-2. Emma Gray got the Goannas back in the game with a nifty goal, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Ice finished off the job 7-3.
The Ice didn’t stop there. On Sunday they raced out to a 4-1 lead. Brisbane would respond but it wouldn’t be enough as the Ice cemented their undefeated streak with a 6-3 win.