Bajans beaten

men, women lose hockey clashes

Barbados’ horrid run in the International Hockey Federation’s World Hockey League in Trinidad and Tobago continued yesterday evening when they were beaten 3-2 in a shootout by Guyana at the National Hockey Centre in Tacarigua.

It was a heartbreaking situation for Barbados’ women after they had scored a 20-minute opening goal and had maintained that advantage deep into the encounter.

But with regulation time about to expire Guyana found the back of the goal with basically the last flick of the match to draw level at 1-1. The match result was then determined by penalty shots and Guyana emerged the victors.

Earlier in the November 11-17 tournament Barbados had also been beaten by Uruguay (8-0); Venezuela (2-0); and Canada (11-0). Barbados take on Trinidad and Tobago tomorrow evening.

In men’s action which started on Wednesday Barbados were beaten 5-3 by Chile in a thrilling game that was much closer than the score-line might suggest.

Chile rushed into an early advantage compliments of three goals in just four minutes from Martin Rodriguez, Jan Richter and Ignacio Gajardo before Rohan Thomas reduced the deficit with an open play strike just before half-time.

Chile’s three goal advantage was re-established in the 41st minute when Rodriguez struck again with another field goal, but two goals in three minutes from Barbados players Che Warner and Cyprian Payne made the score 4-3 with 25 minutes of the match remaining.

However, Chile struck what proved to be the killer blow in the 55th minute when Martin Rodriguez completed his hat-trick with a third field goal to ensure that his team got their tournament off to a winning start.

Barbados’ men were scheduled to play Venezuela late this evening.

Barbados men’s team: Andre Boyce, Kamar Bovell, Evan Brooks, Justin Catlyn, Laurando Davis, Aaron Forde, Neil Franklyn, Paul Gill, Shawn Harewood, Kris Holder, keenan Knight, Jamar Lashley, Cyprian Payne, Akeem Rudder, Jamar Small, Rohan Thomas, Jabari Walcott, Che Warner and Shonkeel Wharton

Women’s team: Kemi Brewster, Chantal Brownie, Takirsha Cambridge, Vanessa Chewitt, Shanice Clarke, Katrina Downes, D’Jamilla Edwards, Ingrid Gaskin, Cher King, Cherise Moore, Shakira Oxley, Camille Pounder, Shakeira Sandiford, Shontelle Sargeant, Tammisha Small and Ayanna Wilson. (WG)

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