UWI score lopsided victory
DESPITE losing several top players from last year's winning squad, including top defender Malysha Kelly, defending inter-collegiate senior netball champions, the University of West Indies (UWI), got off to a winning start at home on Saturday in the opening round of the competition.
Led by ace goal shooter, national player Thristina Harwood, the Conrad Parkes-coached team had little difficulty in turning back Moneague Community College 51-17.
Top teams, Mico University A, G.C. Foster College A and the University of Technology (UTech), which also had members of the Sunshine Girls team in their squad, also scored wins on Saturday's opening day.
Playing away to G.C. Foster College B, the Annette Daley-coached Mico team, which included Vangelee Williams at goal defence, had a convincing 58-15 win over their opponents.
G.C. Foster A, coached by Sunshine Girls skipper, Nicole Aiken-Pinnock, and which included her Sunshine Girls teammate Stacyann Facey, were too good for the Janet Guy-coached Mico B team as they easily won 36-13.
The new look UTech team, coached by Sunshine Girl Sasher-gaye Henry, showed on Saturday that they will be very competitive this season as the team, which included Sunshine Girl Shanice Beckford and Khadijah Williams, had a massive 60-13 win at home over Caribbean Maritime Institute.
Saturday also saw matches in the Junior League of the competition, with College of Agriculture Science and Education scoring the biggest win, easing past Edna Manley 34-2.
Other winners were Knox Community College, with 34-18 victory over Church Teachers' College; Sam Sharpe Teachers' College, who stopped Bethlehem Moravian College 21-17 and GC Foster C, which got by Shortwood Teachers' College 17-9.
- Raymond Graham