The Pulse came into the clash riding a major confidence high from their overtime win against the Magic. However that didn't automatically convert into domination over the Steel, who kept the pressure on.
With two of the top goal shooters in international netball at either end of the court, both teams scored one after another in the first quarter.
The scores were tight in the second quarter, and at the main break, scores were tied at 31-all.
In her 99th appearance in the ANZ Championship, Irene van Dyk slotted every shot she put up for the Pulse. This helped in the third quarter, as the Pulse took control going into the last break to lead by three points.
Despite the Steel bringing on fresh players in defence, they couldn't break the Pulse momentum, the Wellington team winning 62-54 overall.