Netters thrash Norfolk Is

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The Fiji Pearls are deep into their preparations after the final 12 players were selected for the 17th Pacific Games. Picture: SUPPLIED/FILE

THE Fiji Pearls side continued its winning form yesterday after thrashing Norfolk Island 98-16 in its third pool match at the Pacific Games in Honiara.

Skipper Kelera Nawai said communication on the court yesterday was a huge factor in the impressive win.

“I think our communication on the court was on point throughout the whole game which allowed us to come out with a win today,” the Nawaka lass said.

The side thrashed all three of their opponents in their first three pool games.

They defeated Solomon Islands 90-25 in their first match and beat Samoa 62-40 in their second.

“I think the girls are doing very well so far, we have been able to secure all wins in all our previous pool matches and that’s a good sign for us.”

Nawai said their target in the games was simple.

“Our target for this year’s games is simple, and that is to take back a gold medal to Fiji.

“We know that it will not be an easy task, we have teams like Tonga who are also looking to take the gold this year.”

The 25-year-old added while her side had been winning their previous pool games, they needed to remain focused and maintain composure if they hope to advance to the finals.

“We just need to remain focused, the job here at the games is not done yet.

“Maintaining composure is also important, during matches and even when not playing so that we do not take our eyes off the prize.”

“Just a few areas we need to work on is our defence.

“We need to be a bit sharper and alert in our defence.”