11 Jul 2011

Tutaia vows never to have a shooting display like it again

5:44 pm on 11 July 2011

The Silver Ferns goal attack Maria Tutaia is vowing to never have a shooting display like it again, in the wake of New Zealand's 58-57 extra time loss to Australia in the final of the world champs in Singapore.

Tutaia missed a shot in extra time which would've given New Zealand the title.

With Tutaia having an off night with her shooting, the Silver Ferns relied heavily on Irene van Dyk and rather than pass to van Dyk with just seconds remaining Tutaia decided to shoot herself only to miss and then have to watch Australia score off the rebound to take the title.

She says she remembers the match vividly and says after lot of self reflection is confident it won't happen again.