Aliyah Dunn excels as New Zealand dispatch Uganda

New Zealand opened their FAST5 Netball World Series campaign in Christchurch with a 49-32 win over Uganda.

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FAST5 Ferns goal scorer Aliyah Dunn was exceptional for the home side by scoring six straight long-range points in the third quarter on the power play to help New Zealand to a clear advantage.

Dunn has shown a similar level of dominance against international opposition, as she is one of the leading players domestically for the Pulse.

Dunn scored 13 of 16, with Tiana Metuarau, Georgia Heffernan and Filda Vui adding a few goals each while sharing goal attack duties.

Uganda’s Mary Cholhok scored nine goals out of 19, supported by Shadiah Nassange.

Australia beat Jamaica 39-15 in their first outing with Lucy Austin the most prolific of their four shooters.

Australians Sophie Garbin and Sophie Dwyer confirmed their recent form in trials against England, while Georgie Horjus used her intelligence from the pitch to move the ball in attack.

South Africa held on in a stellar opener for a six-goal loss to a young England side 32-26.

The men’s competition begins this afternoon when Australia take on England. New Zealand are also competing for the men’s trophy.

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