The Central Pulse shooter Irene van Dyk has praised the side's defenders as the Wellington based side climbed into the trans-tasman netball championship top four for the first time this year.
Last night's 62-54 win over the Southern Steel in Invercargill was the Pulse's fourth win from seven games, and lifted them to fourth midway through the season.
Defenders Katrina Grant and Te Hunga Reo Selby-Rickit had spent the week working on getting higher off the ground to try to counteract the clear height advantage of the Steel's Jhaniele Fowler-Reid.
While the Jamaican shooter still slotted 47 goals in the match, van Dyk says the Pulse defenders deserve credit for limiting the damage.
Van Dyk slotted all 36 shots she put up for the Pulse.