7 Aug 2010

Silver Ferns open their season with easy win

4:29 pm on 7 August 2010

The Silver Ferns have opened their international netball season with a 92-28 victory over Samoa in Porirua.

With their top line-up starting the match the home side took control straight away, jumping out to a 24-7 lead at quarter-time; by half-time they were 31 ahead.

Coach Ruth Aitken made five changes at half-time and then cleared her bench at threequarter-time.

Goal attack Grace Rasmussen shot 94% on debut for New Zealand , while the team as a whole shot 91%.

The Ferns' next match is against Jamaica in Christchurch in 10 days' time.