Under-23 netballers remain winless

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The Antigua and Barbuda Under-23 netball team suffered yet another loss in the ongoing OECS/ECCB Under-23 netball tournament in St. Kitts pushing their losing streak to 0-4.
After losing their opening match, 52-19 versus the host team, St. Kitts, the ladies suffered their second straight loss to a very physical Dominica team, falling 29-18 on Sunday.
With the loss of captain, Patara Davis who sustained an injury, the downhill spiral continued for Team Wadadli suffering their worst loss yet to St. Lucia on Monday, 42-12.
Despite the one-day break, the fairly young team could not secure that first win falling to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 37-13 on Wednesday.
 Head Coach of the team and former national player, Shenneth Samuel, despite the record still remains positive.
Samuel who spoke with OBSERVER media stated that there are still many positives to take away from the tournament especially with a young team after many years of absence from the regional stage.
“I figured the tournament would have been of a high standard and it truly is but it has been a long time that I have travelled with a team that is so closely knitted together and their spirits are so high despite the outcomes.
“A lot of times we walk with teams and the young ladies cave but these girls are playing. What is hampering us is our flat start in the first quarter.”
Samuel concluded by encouraging the public to invest in the team and the sport itself as according to her “once this team sticks together they will be a force to be reckoned with.”
The fairly young team will hope to record their first win of the tournament as they face Nevis later this week in their final match.  

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