Australia-based netball star Mwawi Kumwenda was relieved yesterday after her club Melbourne Vixens registered their first win of the 2021 season, ending a four-game losing streak in the Suncorp Super Netball Championship.
Vixens, who are the reigning champions, edged Queensland Firebirds 66-64 thanks to debutant Rahni Samason’s goal after the buzzer.
In an interview yesterday, the gangly shooter said the narrow win provided them some respite.
“It was a tough match and we won it with virtually the last attempt.
“Nevertheless, we are relieved to register our first win. At least there is some pressure off and hopefully, it was the turning point as we look forward to upcoming games,” she said.
According to supernetball.com.au, Samason revelled in her Indigenous Round unveiling, calmly sinking a two-point super shot in the last second to hand the Vixens a heart-stopping victory against the sixth-placed Firebirds at Brisbane’s Nissan Arena.
The report states that the 23-year-old Samason’s 27 goals at 93 percent accuracy was a stunning opening statement but nothing could be cooler than her winning shot.
With the game seemingly destined for extra time, the youngster demonstrated awesome poise, draining her eighth super shot to rip the game from Queensland’s grasp.
“Looking at Sharelle (assistant coach Sharelle McMahon) her winning shot in the 2007 World Championship, it’s what kids dream about and I got it on the first try,” Samason was quoted as having said.