21 Nov 2013

Sport: Cook Islands seal netball series win over Singapore

11:55 am on 21 November 2013

The Cook Islands netball coach Mii Maui says a tactical shift has paid dividends for her team so far in this weeks test series against Singapore.

The home side wrapped up a series victory in Rarotonga, winning the second test 51-38.

After finishing winless in June's Pacific Series, Mii Maui says the team has adjusted their approach.

"We've played a much more flatter game this time around and we're finding that keeping it and our positioning and just the right angles was a better style of play for us, instead of lifting the ball over, given that we don't have very tall players."

Mii Maui is also pleased with the way her players have adapted to the Singaporean game plan.

Initially when we saw them they were so nippy and fast and we thought well we can't match their speed - lets just pick up in the spaces that they want and that's exactly what the girls did and were able to control it themselves. Yesterday was all about reminding us just play our game, keep the ball, keep the control happening and that's what they did consistently through the four quarters.

The Cook Islands can complete a series sweep in the third test on Wednesday night local time.