Rain fails to stop Super League
The Digicel Punja Super League Netball Series went ahead despite poor weather conditions at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka yesterday. An hour’s delay was all it took as matches went ahead with Western Zeniths campaign to win the Series got a further boost with a 38-34 win over Jisoko Plateaus.
Zeniths had the services of reliable goalkeeper Alisi Naqiri and Baby Pearls goal shooting ace Maliana Rusivakula, skipper Maria Rulase, Tarusila Saukuru and defender Verenaisi Sawana. Plateaus led by goal shooter Una Rauluni and centre Vaitai Waqatabu gave their all but fell short of registering a win. “This is the fourth round and we have won all our matches,” said Zeniths coach Lili Bainitabua “The girls have put on a wonderful performance and we have to work hard if we are to win all our games.” Bainitabua said although there were some challenges faced by the players in terms of travelling distance, team work was what that kept them going in all their games
“Some of the girls have just finished exams and they live in Ra, three girls in Nadi, but they come to Lautoka twice and thrice in a week because they are committed to training. “We train four times in a week because we are out to achieve our goal. Some areas we are going to work on are in the shooting area and mid court since we have wonderful and powerful defenders. We are going to work on that as we look forward to our game next week.”
In other matches, Stallion Starlets trounced Central Swifts 55-29 in a one-sided encounter while defending champs Capital Force walloped Satellite Divas 59-20.
Western Zeniths at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, yesterday.