Annette Daley, coach of Mico University College 'A', said her team's exciting 28-25 victory over the previously unbeaten Windalco in the Jamaica Netball Association (JNA)/Jamaica National Building Society Open League competition is a morale booster for her squad. The match was played at the Leila Robinson Courts on Tuesday.
Mico, who are seeking their first Open League title, were led to victory courtesy of good all-round performances from national senior players Patricia McCalla, Vanessa Walker and Vangelee Williams, who represented the Sunshine Girls at the World FastNet Championships in Liverpool, England, last month. Mico led 15-10 at half-time.
"It's a good victory for us, this is a confidence booster for the girls," said Daley, who is the assistant coach of the Sunshine Girls.
"I think it will also help them to believe in themselves and to work much harder," she added.
Hoping to keep winning
Mico's record now stands at two wins and one defeat. This also includes a victory over Tivoli Gardens 'B' in their opening match of the season. Daley stated that she is hoping her team can continue in this form as they aim to reach the semi-finals of the competition.
"We are going to take it one game at a time and see how well we will do in the reminder of the competition," Daley said.
Windalco, who had defeated Waulgrovians 'A' in their opening game of the season, now have a record of one win, one defeat. The Winston Nevers-coached Windalco are represented by national senior players Deneen Taylor, Ann-Kay Griffiths and Tracey-Ann Robinson.
The competition continues on Saturday at the same venue.