The Singapore netball team acknowledge the home crowd after beating Malaysia in the final of the SEA Games on Sunday. - S.S.KANESAN/ The STAR
SINGAPORE: Remember her name!
Charmaine Soh inflicted maximum damage on Malaysia to power Singapore to a 46-43 win in the netball final at the OCBC Arena.
The goal shooter was in her element for the Asian champions on Sunday, scoring a remarkable 38 points to deny Malaysia their quest to retain the gold medal they won in 2001.
After trailing in the first three periods, Malaysia managed to draw level at 39-39 in the fourth quarter. But wayward passing and poor finishing saw Singapore pull ahead again to record a three-point victory.
National coach Aminah Asaari said her “team fought hard, but it was Singapore’s day”.
“Singapore capitalised on our mistakes. The umpiring was also a bit off with Singapore getting the decisions their way, but it’s normal for umpires to side the hosts,” said Aminah.
“We were a bit unlucky and we’re sad to lose our gold. But we will be ready to reclaim it in the next SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur in 2017,” she added.
Malaysia won the gold when netball was last contested at the KL Games in 2001.
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