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Thursday 14 December 2017
Football

UWI, UTT earn semi-final wins at Inter-University Football

SHERDON PIERRE

Two-time defending champions University of West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus were due to clash last night against the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) in the final of the Tertiary Sport Association of Trinidad and Tobago (TSATT) Inter-University Football, at the UWI St Augustine Ground. Both finalists were totally dominant throughout the competition by playing unbeaten with UWI totalling 28 goals and only two against whilst UTT had 36 goals and none against.

Also on yesterday’s agenda was the bronze medal match between the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) and Metal Industries Institute of Technology (MIC-IT).

In the semi-final round, UTT defeated MIC-IT 4-3 on penalty kicks as both teams failed to score after regulation time. In the other semi-final game UWI defeated a spirited USC 3-1.

The four participating teams who did not qualify for the knockout stage were ROYTEC, School of Business and Computer Science (SBCS), Trinidad and Tobago Hotel and Tourism Institute (TTHTI) and UWI Open Campus.

President of TSATT, Ian Pritchard, said, “The aim of this competition and other TSATT competitions is to showcase the sporting talent of athletes at the university and tertiary level while fostering a higher level of competition and camaraderie among student-athletes.”

He continued, “It is the hope of TSATT that competitions such as these can bridge the gap that exists between Secondary School athletes and professional sports in Trinidad and Tobago.”

The top three leading goal scorers are all UTT students Tristan Perrotte (11 goals), Reinaldo Atwell and Mickel Holder (seven apiece).

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