Unity the key to stall Rising Stars

The national netball league
continues Thursday night with action in two divisions.

At 6pm the Truman Bodden Sports
Complex sees two matches in the Cayman Islands Netball Association national
women’s league.

Roma squares off with the Butler
Properties All Stars in a tussle for division one dominance while Unity hope to
add to their win total against a young Rising Stars Money Gram side in division
two.

Heading into this month Roma and Butler have been the
frontrunners. Roma have only one defeat on the season while Butler are unbeaten.

Typically both clubs play tight
games that impact the season outcome. Last month the squads played a tense
match that saw Butlers
barely come out on top by the score of 43-38.

Lyneth Monteith, Carolyn Vivian and
Cynthia Collington all did well for the All Stars.

Roma need the likes of Sudan Powell
and Stacy-Ann Dehaney to steady the team in the middle and pull off a victory.

In the other match Unity are
feeling good after winning its first game two Saturdays ago. The side beat the
Cayman National Bank All-Stars 26-21.

Unity team manager Faye Green was
on the sidelines that game and says the win has her team ready to excel on
Thursday.

“We feel confident now. I see where
they have improved. I feel confident we’ll win our match.”

Two players key to Unity’s offense
this season are Stacy-Ann Hayman and Keri Scarlett as they often man the Goal
Shooter and Goal Attack positions.

Green however points to two other
ladies who are vital to Unity’s success.

“They are all dependent on Zanya
Smith. If she does well we’ll be ok. Also we’re looking for Natalie Shaw with
her long legs to jump and catch the ball. Hopefully they can come through for
us.”

The Unity players will need to
bring their A game on Thursday. Rising Stars won their first encounter this
season 22-16.

Lexie Solomon made all the
difference in that game making shot after shot for the Rising Stars.

Green says Thursday’s game should
be a different story and a different result.

“We didn’t play like the Unity we
are the first time around. There’s nothing about them that bothers us. We just
have to play the way we know we can.”

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