UWI, Mico clash in Open League netball feature
Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
UWI Pelicans 'A' and Mico 'A' square off in today's feature game in the Elite Group of the Jamaica Netball Association (JNA) Sunshine Open League at the Leila Robinson Courts starting at 6:20 p.m.
In the other games playing simultaneously, defending champions and leaders Jamalco tackle CablePro, Waulgrovians 'A' entertain Global United, and Tivoli Gardens 'A' challenge G.C. Foster Strikers 'A'.
The Winston Nevers-coached Jamalco lead the group with 15 points, two ahead of Waulgrovians and UWI Pelicans, who are locked on 13 points each.
They are followed by Tivoli (12), Mico and G.C. Foster, seven points, and CablePro, three.
The top-four teams in the group will advance to the semi-finals, which will be played at the same venue on Thursday.
The Pelicans will be depending heavily on the likes of national representatives Nadine Bryan and Malysha Kelly to lead their charge to victory.
The Annette Daley-coached Mico, who are out of a contention for a place in the semi-finals, will be looking to the likes of national senior representative Patricia McCalla, along with national Under-21 player Vangelee Williams.
In the opening games at 1 p.m., Police 'A' tackle Tivoli 'B', Edna Manley Strikers oppose Pembroke Hall 'B', Ebony Strikers 'B' await Genesis, and Liguanea United 'B' challenge Hellshire.
At 1:40 p.m., UTech Knights battle Jetsetters 'A', Top Mountain Flames tackle Upper Camp, Hagley Park entertain Rivoli United 'B', and Greenwich Town 'A' challenge Department of Correctional Services.
Results from Thursday's matches: Jamalco defeated Waulgrovians 19-17, Jetsetters 'A' beat Alexanders Strikers 19-15, and Hagley Park stopped Department 19-12.
UWI Pelicans 'B' outclassed Payne Land 23-2, Molynes United 'B' got by Spanish Town Strikers 'B' 28-6, Speg 'A' beat Rivoli United 'B' 24-9, Police 'A' whipped Genesis 33-8, UTech Knights defeated Top Mountain Flames 25-11 and Rivoli United 'B' got by Greenwich Town 18-12.