SUniG Netball: NTU open campaign with 74-19 win over SIT

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Story and photos by Lee Jian Wei/Red Sports

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Tan Yan Yi (WA) of NTU recieves a pass from her teammate. (Photo 1 © Lee Jian Wei/Red Sports)

Singapore University of Technology and Design, Saturday, September 9, 2017 – A faster and more experienced Nanyang Technological University (NTU) overran Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) 74-19 in their opening match of the Singapore University Games Netball Championship.

Quicker in their passings and attacks, goal attack Tessa Wong gave NTU a 22-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. SIT put up a more credible showing in the second and fourth quarters, though they struggled with NTU’s dynamic, fast play.

“We gave our best in this game. Many of our teammates are new to netball, so I’m really proud of them, keeping their heads up in all four quarters,” said SIT captain Wong Yuan Min. “To have such a result, it shows the team spirit and perseverance of our team.”

SIT was realistic about the task on their hands, electing to focus on their team performance instead of the result.

“We didn’t want to look at the results, we want to focus on improving as a team and coming back stronger next year,” Yuan Min added.

NTU will face SIM in the next game while SIT will play against SMU. Both games will be played on Monday, September 11, 2017, at SUTD, Sports and Recreational Centre.

Score by Quarter
NTU vs SIT
1st Q: 22–4
2nd Q: 37–6 (15–2)
3rd Q: 62–12 (25–6)
4th Q: 74–19 (12–7)

NTU Roster
Fiona Mei Robinson, Merilyn Cheong Jia Ping, Tan Li Yin Alicia, Tan Kai Ling, Tan Yan Yi, Choo Xiu Min Cherie, Wong Li Yi, Lek Chiu Yueh Christabelle, Yew Shu Ning, Tessa Wong Ting, Minerva Bailey, Rachael Eynon, Shina Teo Xue Na, Dana Carmichael

SIT Roster
Xenia Charlene Minjoot, Poh Xin Yi Jacelyn, Joleen Khoo, Lau Miao Wen Priscilla, Wong Yuan Min, Cheen Mei Fei, Tay Wei Li, Lynn Amelia, Chua Shuzhen, Marie Ong Xiao Yu, Lim Huixian Celine, Sherwynn Lim, Chow Pei Jie Eunice, Shermaine Leong

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