Ja girls in semis at World University Netball

July 16, 2016
Stacian Facey

JAMAICA'S team to the World University Netball Championships in Florida stayed on course for a spot in tomorrow's final after blowing away home team the United States 98-9 in quarter-final action yesterday on the campus of St Thomas University, Miami Gardens.

They will play Australia in the semi-finals today.

After a 23-0 first quarter lead it was a runaway win for the Jamaicans who led 48-5 at half time then 73-8 after the third stanza.

Jamaica qualified for yesterday's the quarter-finals after topping Pool A of the competition with a perfect six points. They beat main rivals Uganda 53-29 in a match many expected to be close.

The Jamaica team had started the competition on Wednesday's opening day of the competition on winning note after getting by the University of Worcester 79-24.

With some five National senior players in their line up, the Jamaicans are expected to get the better of the Australians. They meet in the semi-finals today at noon.

Jamaica had earlier defeated their opponents 42-38 in preliminary round action. National senior players Malysha Kelly (GD), Stacian Facey (GK), Nicole Dixon (C), Shanice Beckford (GS) and Khadijah Williams (GA) are in the Jamaican line-up and they should maintain their dominance over the Australians.

The unbeaten South African team who topped Pool A with six points from their three wins was also impressive in quarter-final action yesterday after getting by England 71-30. They will meet Uganda in the first semi-final at 9 a.m. (Jamaican time).

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