Vixens to atone for Lightning netball loss

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:11 AM Melbourne Vixens skipper Kate Moloney says her ladder-leading Super Netball side is relishing their chance to have a crack at the Sunshine Coast, who dished out their sole defeat of the season.

The Vixens host the Sunshine Coast team on Saturday night at Margaret Court Arena in a top-of-the-table clash.

Melbourne fell to the Sunshine Coast team by six goals back in round two with Test shooter Caitlin Basset nailing 50 goals in the victory, but Moloney said her team was vastly improved.

"It was a really disappointing game for us in round two," Moloney said.

"There were so many things that we didn't do that we pride ourselves on like our brutal defence.

"But we've learnt a lot and grown so much since then so we're looking forward to seeing what we can throw out against them."

The Vixens and the Lightning sit on equal points with seven wins, a draw and a loss, with just one per cent separating the two teams.

Melbourne boast the best shooting figures in the competition through Tegan Phillip and Mwai Kumwenda while Lightning have conceded the fewest goals thanks to former Vixen Geva Mentor and South African international Karla Mostert.

"The Lightning have a great defensive end and we've had Geva playing with the Vixens for the past five years so we know what she can do," Moloney said.

With five rounds still to play Moloney said they weren't getting carried away about the match being a possible grand final preview.

The two teams are one point clear of former leaders the Giants while Collingwood and the Queensland Firebirds are still within striking distance.

However Moloney said her team did want to prove they could beat every team in the competition.

"It will be huge for us if we can go out there and show that we can beat everyone in this competition as they are the only team we haven't beaten so far so it will be great for us to get the win," she said.

Source: AAP

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