Jamaica’s Sunshine Girlz have defeated Fiji in their first match on Day 1 of the 2019 Netball World Cup preliminary stage, Friday, July 12, marking their 15th World Cup appearance.
The Jamaican team, which is ranked third in the world, won in Liverpool by 85 – 29 with the team captain and lead shooter Jhaniele Fowler scoring 33 of 35 attempts at (94%).
Jamaica’s Vangelee Williams said: “I feel happy about the win, it wasn’t our best performance but the fact that we could make use of everybody today – we maintained the lead and we maintained our dominance. We threw away a lot of balls carelessly – we need upon those simple errors. We need to fix those because we know in the bigger games it will cost us more.”
Big win for @NetballJamaica!!!— Netball World Cup (@NetballWorldCup) July 12, 2019
The Sunshine Girls make their entrance with a 85-29 win over @FijiNetball, what a performance! #ThisIsNetball pic.twitter.com/tfN4ByUext