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Wallace’s Swifts win, lose in Suncorp

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Samantha Wallace Photo by:Narelle Spangher

Nigel Simon

Australia-based T&T senior women’s netball team goal-shoot Samantha Wallace and her New South Wales Swifts enjoyed a mixed weekend of results as they continued pre-season ahead of the 2018 Suncorp Super Netball season.

Winners over Sunshine Coast Lightning 61-51 last month with Wallace scoring 29 goals from 32 attempts, Swifts handed England Roses national women which is preparing for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia a 66-45 bashing on Saturday.

Against England, Wallace only featured for two quarters but still managed 19 goals from 22 attempts.

However, on Sunday, the Toco-born Wallace, a national basketballer as well and her team-mates fell to Australia rivals, West Coast Fever 60-67 in another pre-season contest at the Genea Netball Centre, Sydney Olympic Park, despite the T&T standout scoring 33 of 40 attempts.

Wallace, 24, and her club will now resume pre-season with its available players as attention shifts to the Commonwealth Games schedule for April 4-15.

In two other pre-season showings thus far, Wallace shot 18 of 20 versus Melbourne Vixens and 33 of 41 against Queensland Firebirds.

The ten-team Suncorp Netball League will begin on April 29 with Wallace and the Swifts facing Firebirds.


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