NSC's 2-0 win over Kick Start was not enough to keep them at the top of the table.
For the first time this season, the University of the West Indies have taken the lead in the Women's League as they eased past the many-time champions National Sports Council at the end of Sunday's triple-header. Playing at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex, the UWI ladies drew level on points and goal-difference with NSC at the end of their match against Technique. However, they gained the edge by scoring one goal more than the defending champions thus far this season.
Playing in the nightcap game, they pulled out the eight-two win over Technique to get up to 24 points from eight wins with a goal-difference of 47. The disparity comes from the UWI ladies scoring 52 goals to NSC's 51.
Caitlyn Padmore carried her team on her back with a haul of five goals in the exchange. She rocked the nets in the 6th, 14th, 19th, 25th and 45th minutes while UWI captain Ashanee Thompson had one in the 26th. National striker Rianna Cyrus closed out the show with a brace after goals in the 77th and 79th. Technique was awarded two penalties and made good on both as Shakieta Marshall converted in the 16th and 30th minutes.
Despite winning the opening game on the evening, the Sports Council team did not do enough to stay at the head of table. Although they commendably took a two-nil win with 10 players against Kick Start Genesis, they now have to get back into the thick of things if they want to regain the top spot. Scoring a goal in either half of the game, Kimberly Ellis opened the account in the 33rd minute while a classy header from Patrina Brathwaite (69th) gave NSC the other goal.
In the other game, Mavericks held on to their third-place spot with a six-nil win over Ellerton. One of the less-painful games for Ellerton in their debut season, Mavericks were led by a hat-trick from Felicia Jarvis. She blasted the ball past the Ellerton custodian in the 15th, 34th and 41st minutes. The other three goals were spread out as Moesha Goodman (20th), Hannisha Hoyte (30th) and Kerisha Catlyn (87th) all got in on the action.