BY ROMULUS HUTA
In Port Moresby, PNG
THE head coach of the national under-18 women’s hockey team has urged his playing members to step up in their two remaining matches of the Oceania Youth Olympic Hockey Qualifiers.
The women’s side will take on Vanuatu and PNG today and tomorrow, respectively, in round two of the competition that is currently underway in Port Moresby, PNG.
The match against Vanuatu is scheduled for 11am this morning at the Sir John Guise Hockey Pavilion while the final round robin match tomorrow against PNG is set for 9am.
Women’s head coach Lyn Basii stated that these matches are vital to their campaign.
“Australia is already way ahead in the points table. If we are to finish second, we must win the remaining matches.
“The two wins will give us six points and certainly we will end up in the play-off for the top spot,” Ms Basii said.
Basii stressed that having the right winning mentality will be the key.
“I told the girls to be positive and win the remaining matches.
“Vanuatu is a strong side and they are one of the teams to beat.”
Meanwhile, the women’s side registered its first win yesterday in the round one round robin match defeating hosts PNG 3-1.