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Tuesday 21 November 2017
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Unbeaten TT whip Guyana at Pan Am hockey

Members of the Trinidad and Tobago women’s hockey team. PHOTO COURTESY TT HOCKEY BOARD.

There were mixed results for Trinidad and Tobago yesterday, on the second day of 2017 Indoor Pan American Hockey Cup at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Georgetown, Guyana.

The TT men’s team registered their second win on the trot, in the round-robin competition, courtesy of a 4-0 result against hosts Guyana.

After a goalless first half, Aidan de Gannes broke the deadlock for the TT men in the 25th minute, while Jordan Reynos got the second goal two minutes later. And, in the 40th, TT got two more strikes, from Mickell Pierre and Jordan Vieira.

While the Trinidad and Tobago men’s team continue to enjoy success in Guyana, the same cannot be said for the women’s unit, as they fell to their third straight defeat, this time by a 4-0 margin to Argentina yesterday.

Carina Guzman netted in the first minute for the Argentines, with Juliana Rios Ferreyra extending the lead in the eighth minute. In the second half, Emma Yanzi put the game beyond TT’s reach, with items in the 21st and 26th.

On Monday, the TT women’s squad were spanked 7-2 by the United States and, in an evening encounter, suffered a 4-0 beating by Uruguay. Maria Teresa Viana Ache opened the scoring in the 20th followed by strikes from Agustina Nieto (25th), Camila de Maria (38th) and Constanza Barrandeguy (39th).

Both TT squads will be returning to action today, with the women’s outfit still seeking their first win of the campaign when they tackle Canada from 2 pm while the men’s team are expected to face Barbados from 3.15 pm.

The winners from the respective men’s and women’s categories will advance to the 2018 Women’s Indoor Hockey World Cup, which will be contested in Berlin, Germany.

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