COLAC Imperials goaler Rebecca Scott has fallen one goal short of scoring a netball century.
Scott netted 99 goals during the Imps’ CDFLNA victory against Birregurra, just short of the magical 100-goal milestone.
The Imps’ star registered the highest individual score in the competition’s more-than-40-year history while the Imperials team total of 120 was also a record.
Scott netted 26 goals in the first quarter and followed up with 21 in the second, 20 in the third and scored 32 goals in the final term.
Scott said the feat came as a surprise when she walked off the court after the final siren at Birregurra Recreation Reserve.
“I was actually really surprised, I came off the court and one of the girls said I’d shot like 95 goals and I just thought ‘you have to be joking’,” she said.
“I looked at it and thought ‘oh my god’; when I was playing it didn’t feel like I’d shot that many.”
The Imps beat Birregurra 120-13, which is the highest score recorded since the competition moved to 15-minute quarters this season.
Colac Imperials coach Eva Callahan said Scott had produced a “fantastic effort”.
“We probably weren’t planning she’d shoot that many goals,” she said.
“It’s a fantastic effort by her and she’s done really well.”
Birregurra coach Ruth Mason said the Imperials proved “unstoppable” on Saturday.
“Rebecca was outstanding on the day; her height is a huge advantage and she is an exceptional goal shooter,” she said.
“The whole team was in form and the feed into her was unstoppable and she took full advantage of every opportunity she was given.
“Her eye was in and she scored a massive amount of goals and had an absolutely blinding game.”
Former Western Eagles coach Jenny Fish said former Irrewarra-Beeac goaler Errin Schaeffer might have held the record for most goals in a game.
“Errin Schaeffer shot lots of goals a couple of years ago but other than that I don’t believe anyone has gotten close to that,” she said.
“That’s amazing to score that amount of goals in 60 minutes, that’s two goals a minute.”