The Robinhood Stars will be looking to bounce back from their first loss of the ANZ Premiership season when they host the Good Oil Tactix on Monday to conclude round seven of the competition.
The Stars went down by 13 goals to the defending champion Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse and have been working hard to right their on-court wrongs.
The Stars are taking a good look inward and captain Maia Wilson believes the loss will be “a good lesson” for her team going forward as the Stars struggled to adjust to the Pulse’s tight man-on defence.
“We just need to come together a bit and look at our processes. It’s just some little things – not taking our hands and feet to the ball.”
The table-topping Stars still have the best defensive record in the competition and are averaging just 50 goals conceded per game and statistically have the second best attack, with 56 goals scored on average each match.
The last time the Stars and Tactix met, the Stars came away with a comfortable 57-43 victory back in round two.
Three wins on the trot have the Tactix lurking in third place on the ANZ Premiership ladder but captain Jane Watson says they still have areas to address leading into Round 7.
“I think there are still things we need to work on so we’ll just go with our same processes, we’ll have a look and analyse and see how we can get better,” she said.
Converting turnover ball must be top of their list after creating numerous opportunities against the Steel last week but unable to make their opponent pay.