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U-19 girls mine gold in Carifta Water Polo

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 8:19 PMAkino Ming

Jamaica’s Under-19 girls won the first gold medal of  the Carifta Water Polo Championships 2018 at the National Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Playing the third match in a best-of-five series against Barbados, the Jamaicans outscored their rivals 8-3 to win their third consecutive game of the series.

They previously won games one and two of the series, 16-3 and 16-7 respectively.

“We are very happy about this victory. Our girls worked very hard as we prepared a good number of months for this,” head coach Alrick Brown said.

The Jamaicans, who won a silver medal last year, will be using the final two games as practice sessions, Brown said.

“In those two games our objective is to provide experience for our newer girls since this gold medal is already secured. So we will not be focusing on the result but how the girls play,” Brown said.

Meanwhile their male counterparts advanced to the gold medal match after getting the better of Barbados (8-7) and Bahamas (17-9) in their first two matches of the championships.

The gold match is scheduled for 4 p.m. today.