REVENGE: Melbourne Vixens captain Kate Moloney (passing the ball).
REVENGE: Melbourne Vixens captain Kate Moloney (passing the ball). DAVID CROSLING

Vixens hope Lightning doesn't strike twice

THE ladder-leading Melbourne Vixens are chasing revenge for their only Super Netball loss of the year when they host the Sunshine Coast Lightning on Saturday night.

Melbourne lost to the Lightning by six goals in round two with Test shooter Caitlin Basset nailing 50 goals in the victory, but Vixens captain Kate Moloney said her team had improved vastly.

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

"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 top the ladder on equal points with seven wins, a draw and a loss, with just 1% separating the two teams.

They are a point clear of former leaders the Giants while Collingwood and the Queensland Firebirds are within striking distance.

Tegan Phillip and Mwai Kumwenda helped give the Vixens the best shooting stats in the competition, while Lightning has conceded the fewest goals thanks mainly to Geva Mentor and South African international Karla Mostert.

Moloney said her team wanted to beat every team in the competition.

News Corp Australia

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