Kingston, Jamaica, October 10, 2011: The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus has signaled its intention to dominate the 2011/2012 Intercol season with a series of wins in male and female Football, and Netball on the opening day of competition at the Montego Bay Community College and the Sam Sharpe Teachers College on Saturday, October 3, 2011.
The Mona team of athletes excelled in various categories of competition. In the Netball FastNet Rally, the UWI defeated Sam Sharpe Community College 17 - 09 in round one and in round two GC Foster was defeated 09-13 by the UWI. In the knock-out segment GC Foster lost to UWI 10-14 and in the championship game the MICO University College succumbed to the UWI with a 6 -7 scoreline.
The Football Season saw both the Male Knock-Out and the Female League starting on Saturday as well. In the female league, the UWI defeated the MICO University College 4 nil. In the male knock-out game, the UWI again recorded victory with a 4 nil scoreline, this time over Caribbean Maritime Institute.
The Intercol schedule continues this Wednesday October 12 with UWI taking on Knox Community College in the second round of the Greg Garrel Knock-out competition at 3pm. On Thursday October 13 the female team will take on Excelsior Community College in the second round of the league competition at 3.30pm. Both games will be played at the Mona Bowl.
According to Female Football Coach, Dwayne Richards, “The performance on Saturday was in keeping with our expectations and goals. Even so, we are expecting to improve considering that we have been conducting more training sessions, and come Thursday we plan to do just that”. He explained the task that the team had ahead of them, stating, “The girls are proud and they are aware that they need to play so as to show that females can perform just as well as males and better yet, earn the championships”.
The Mona Campus was also awarded the first place prize for the dress parade, which formed part of the official opening ceremony for the games.