T&T's senior netball head coach Althea McCollin will be looking for an improved performance from the "Calypso Girls" when they take on the "Sunshine Girls" in the second match of a three-match series at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston, Jamaica tomorrow.
The local team fell to a huge 71-22 defeat in the opening match on Saturday night after trailing at the end of each quarter-17-7 in the first, 36-16 at the half and 56-19 in the third before falling to the 49-goal defeat.
"In relation to the game, it was a very high and keenly contested game by both teams. It's not really the score that we expected but the players went out there and they challenged and they sticked with the game, they never gave up," said McCollin in an interview after the match.
"What we want to take from the game is, besides the aggression because looking at our players I found they stood up to the challenges and they were able to press on.
"We need to focus more on the passes, we need to focus on the execution to the circle, players getting in front and sticking to the game plan but other than that they did well, they tried."
However, despite the dominant play by the Jamaican team led by 43 goals Jhaniele Fowler, Sunshine Girls head coach Connie Francis felt her team could do better executing in the centre-court and shooting circle.
She said: "It's really about giving the girls an opportunity to go out there and to gel well. I thought that all the combinations that went out there really stood up to the task. So I think we're about 70 percent where we want to be with our defending combination.
"The only part that I think we need to work on right now and to be more consistent with is our centre pass and shooting."
During the final quarter, T&T played without captain Kalifa McCollin, who was involved in collision by her coach and mother McCollin expects her back on the court
"Word from the physio is that she is doing well and we expect her back on court," said McCollin.
In response to, if she plans to make some adjustments in the centre-court ahead of game two of the series, she added: "Yes, I will be switching because they're young, we are giving them the experience out there, the exposure and we are still looking at combinations in relation to the centre-court which is very young."
Later, goal-shooter Afeisha Noel was named the best player for the T&T team while Jamaica's wing defence Shadian Hemmings was named the "Player of the Match".