Water polo girls will be stronger, better next time

May 24, 2017
Rachel Minto-Walker
Jamaica's water Polo girls team in action.

National Under-19 Girls Water Polo team captain Rachel Minto-Walker says Jamaica will be back stronger and better, after its runner up placing at the recent CARIFTA Water Polo Championships last month.

The Jamaicans earned a silver medal after losing 4-0 to Trinidad and Tobago in the final.

However, Minto-Walker, who spoke to Star Sports at the reopening of the diving pool at the National Aquatics Centre in Kingston on Thursday, said that the result would have been different had the team not been battling injuries.

"Playing them in the final, we did exceptionally well," she said.

"At half time we went in at 0-0 but then our injuries started to act up on us and then we fell 4-0.

"Coming back with a medal was really good for us because we had a lot of injuries and a lot of challenges. We also didn't have a lot of subs so we couldn't get as much rest as we wanted."

Minto-Walker however said that there were technical issues that the team will be looking to build on, as the team looks forward to the CCCAN (Central American and Caribbean Swimming Federation) games in Trinidad and Tobago next month.

"We do need to work on our shooting and our teamwork. Sometimes we're kinda slow with some of our plays, so if we could work on that, it would be good for us."

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