Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 2nd 2017 Contents T&T senior national women's
team netballer, Kalifa Mc Collin
reached a landmark 300th goal
for the season in England's Vital-
ity Netball Super League yesterday.
However, her efforts were not enough
to deny Celtic Dragons from falling to
a second defeat in three days, this time
to Hertfordshire Mavericks, the former
club of now-Australia-based T&T net-
baller, Samantha Wallace, 53-59.
Playing at the Sport Wales National
Centre in Cardiff, the Dragons were on
top for long spells and led by two goals
at half-time, 31-29 after a 14-all first
quarter, but faded in the third and could
not pull back the deficit.
The teams were locked at 14-14 after
an intense and fiercely contested first
quarter before Dragons stepped up the
pressure and went off at half-time lead-
ing by two goals.
Goal attack McCollin scored a land-
mark 300th goal for Dragons with her
third of the match.
Mavericks led 25-27 at one stage,
but the home team battled back with
six goals to edge ahead with goal shoot-
er Eleanor Roberts scoring 12 goals in
the second quarter, combining well
with goal attack McCollin and centre
The athleticism and awareness of Mc-
Collin was remarkable and at one stage
she flung herself backwards off court to
ensure Dragons kept possession.
Her technique is excellent and her
94-plus shooting percentage under-
lines her ability.
Quick decisions and lightning speed
passes by Jones kept Mavericks under
pressure, while there were key inter-
ceptions by the Australian centre and
goalkeeper Kelly Morgan.
Mavericks made changes, sending
on win attack Keshia Grant and goal
shooter Vicklyn Joseph and they came
out on top in the third quarter, scoring
16 goals to lead by four going into the
final session, 45-41.
There was another change for Mav-
ericks, who sent out wing defence Zara
Everett while Dragons made changes,
sending on Fern Davies at goal defence
and then Sara Bell at goal attack with
McCollin switching to goal shoot.
They fought to the end, but Mavericks
had the edge and won the final quarter,
16-10 and completed a league double
against the Dragons.
The Dragons, dropped to 1-12 with the
loss to remain bottom of the ten-team
table with three points ahead of their
next match with defending champion
Surrey Storm on Monday May 15 while
Mavericks improved to 5-8 and 15 points
in seventh spot.
Also yesterday, another T&T inter-
national Afeisha Noel was not among
his team Severn Stars lineup in a 62-46
loss to table-toppers Wasps Netball.
Wasps now leads with 33 points and
an 11-2 record, level with Loughbor-
ough Lightning which was in action late
yesterday while Manchester Thunder
is third with 27 points (9-3) and Storm,
fourth with 24 points and an 8-5 record.
Team Bath is next with 21 (7-6) just
ahead of Sirens (5-7) and Mavericks (5-
8), both with 15 points.
T&T junior golfer Wanjoo Lee
proved to be a cut above the rest at
the recent 2017 South Atlantic Con-
ference Men's Golf Championship
in the United States at the weekend
by taking the Individual title.
Lee's successes also led his school
Coker College to second overall in the
tournament. The Cobras shot a team
score of 141 in round two, which was
shortened to nine holes due to heavy
rainfall and severe flooding. Coker's
one-over team score in round two
forced a play-off with Carson-New-
The play-off format consisted of all
five players for each side playing the
hole, with the teams combining the
four-lowest scores. The two teams
would play four play-off holes, with
a Carson-Newman chipping in on a
fourth play-off hole to win the title.
Wanjoo Lee, who shot back-to-back
rounds of one-under par, won the 2017
South Atlantic Conference individual
title by two strokes.
Wanjoo who has been a member of
both T&T's Junior & senior teams for
the last six years has been putting in
a lot of hard work on the golf course
and is now beginning to see the fruits
of his labours. In 2015-16 he played in
22 rounds during his freshman season,
finishing with a scoring average of 76.4
in eight events. He fired his best round
of 71 three times and was named to the
All-Tournament team during 2016 SAC
At High School Lee was a standout
golfer at Morningside Academy. In
2015, he placed second at the Golfweek
Junior Tour at Innisbrook, firing rounds
of 74 and 75. He also placed sixth at
The Junior Honda Classic with rounds
of 72 and 81.
The Cobras will wait to see if they
earn a berth into the NCAA South/
Southeast Regional Championship.
T&T goal shooter Kalifa Mc Collin
Kalifa nets her 300th
goal, but Dragons beaten
T&T's Lee wins South
Atlantic's golf title
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