The Peninsula Waves’ hot streak reached new levels on Wednesday night with a crushing 18-goal victory over Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels at State Hockey Centre .
The 70-52 victory over the sixth-placed Saints came on the back of another brilliant performance from Mwawi Kumwenda, who shot extraordinary 49 baskets from 61 attempts.
Sellar Horks scored the other 21 baskets as Waves continue to top the Victorian Netball League, having won eight games and losing just one.
Waves coach Claire Houben is delighted by her team’s winning streak to the VNL championship season.
“Every coach hopes to have this start to the season, but it very rarely happens,” said Houben who is in her first season as Championship coach.
“It is a credit to the girls. They have been working very very hard and they are getting results. MJ (Mwawi Kumwenda) has been incredible. She is giving her all to the team. She is just fantastic,” Houben said.
Holly-Ann Hood and Kelly Haynes were also outstanding.
In an interview from Melbourne, Australia, Mwawi said God is working miracles in her life.
“I thank God for my contribution towards the success of Waves. We are doing very well as a team and I am also doing quite good as a player,” said the former Escom Sisters goal attacker.
The Melboune Weekly had this to say about Mwawi’s performance: “Kumwenda has scored more than 30 goals in every game of the Championship and the question remains whether the other teams have the defensive fire power to shut down her scoring ability because she is so damaging to the scoreboard.”