Alumni UWI hockey champs

Patrina Brathwaite (right) scored twice but still finished on the losing side. (FP)

The women of the University of the West Indies Alumni are champions of the UWI’s Academy of Sports Hockey Competition that ended on Friday night in thrilling fashion with victory over the UW12.

Keisha Jordan and Angela Thompson netted for the Alumni but their defence had to contend with Patrina Brathwaite who had an outstanding game and found the back of the goal bars on two occasions.

The two teams fought gallantly to get that all-important decider but at full-time the score was locked at 2-2. A penalty shoot-out followed and the Alumni got the victory by a 3-1 margin.

Unlike in the usual penalty situation, the goal-seekers had to dribble past the goal-keeper in a one-on-one contest in order to score and the Alumni proved to be more adept at this.

In the men’s final, the Alumni men could not replicate what their female counterparts had achieved and were beaten 2-0 by the UWIHC (Harrison College) team. Scoring for the victors were Jamar Lashley and Kris Holder.

In the men’s third-place game, Staff defeated the UWI 6-4. Scoring for the winners were Shane Lewis (2), Colin Elcock (2), Shomari Inniss and Aaron Forde. For UWI Che Warner, continuing the family tradition, netted twice, while Che Roach and Justin Catlin also scored.

In the women’s third-place game UWI demolished UWIHC 5-1, with Vanessa Chewitt (2), Liann Husbands, Kristen Hunte and Tammy Small scoring. Gina Belle got the consolation goal for the UWIHC.

The Alumni’s Keisha Jordan later won the award for the most goals in the competition (nine), Chewitt had six and Brathwaite, four.

The UWIHC’s Holder was the top male marksman with 10 goals.The best goalkeeper was Maria Gill of the UWI Alumni, while the male equivalent was Justin Taitt of UWIHC.

Angela Thompson of the Alumni and Jamar Lashley of UWIHC were named the tournament’s Most Valuable Players.

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