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SVG goalshoot Maryann Frederick collects a pass

SVG goalshoot Mary-Ann Frederick collects a pass during the World Cup Qualifier in Jamaica in October.

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines defeated the United States 51 – 24 in their opening game of the Netball World Cup Qualifiers in Jamaica on Sunday.

The team however, lost 35 – 74 to Jamaica in a non-qualifying match later Sunday evening.

Jamaica is hosting the qualifiers for the 2023 Netball World Cup in South Africa.

When the qualifiers end on Oct. 22, two countries apart from Jamaica are expected to qualify for next year’s world cup.

The SVG players are: Team captain Ruthann Williams, Kimesha Antoine, Joseann Antoine, Kaywanna Charles, Shanice Daniel, Shellisa Davis, Nerissa Delpesche, Mary-Ann Frederick, Niya Miller, Shania Pompey, Jo Maria Quashie, and Dilonie Sam.

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The management team is Natasha Baptiste, head of delegation, Joan Foster-Baynes, manager; Godfrey Harry, head coach, Vasha Adams, assistant coach, and Javed Marksman, physiotherapist.

Henry, a sports journalist and photographer, is accompanying the team as media liaison.