Heading into Round 7 the Sydney Sirens were yet to be defeated. The Brisbane Goanna’s were keen to upset the streak and narrow the gap in the standings. The Melbourne Ice hosted the Adelaide Rush and were determined to make up ground in the standings and remind the competition they were the defending champions.
On Saturday night the Siren’s didn’t show any signs of slowing down. Racing out to a 5-0 lead after two periods of play. Stepenie Cochrane completed her hat-trick early in the third period extending the lead out to 6-0. Brisbane courageuosly responded never giving up as Kelly Costa spoilt the shutout and Emma Gray leaving the Goannas with a slightly more palatable 6-2 loss, but momentum they could take into Sunday.
The 6-2 game however would be overshadowed by Melbourne’s 17-3 display against the Rush. Shona Powell and Kristelle Mariz Van Der Wolf were unstoppable with 5 goal performances each. Not to mention Christina Julien adding 4 goals to the scoresheet as well. For the Rush, there were some positives whilst Ayris and Harris were left off the scoresheet they did get scoring depth from Samara Mihal, Lily-Mae Edwards and Tess Reynolds. It was a busy night in net for Joanne Phyliss as she faced a whopping 72 shots.
Despite finishing the scoring on Saturday night, the Goanna’s found themselves in a hole down 2-0 after two periods of play on Sunday against the spirited Sirens. As Imogen Perry weathered the storm in net, the Goanna’s found their way onto the scoresheet thanks to MacDonald and Gray tying up the game 2-2 by midway through the third period. Sharnita Crompton responded for the Sirens with what would be the game winner up 3-2. Godfrey sent Brisbane home with an insurance marker at 4-2 as the Sirens remained undefeated.
Down South the Melbourne Ice did not slow down with a 10-1 victory over the Rush. Sending a message to the Sirens that maybe next time they face each other it could be a different story. Tina Girdler was solid in net for the first two periods facing 47 shots. Whilst Melbourne were up 4-0 after two periods, it could have been worse if not for Girdler. Rylie Padjen this time played the sniper netting a hat-trick. Nat Ayris spoiled the shutout for Melbourne Ice Goalie Tara Woods at the end of the third.