CAC GAMES: Hockey Women lose to Jamaica in penalty shootout
Guyana’s female hockey team suffered a penalty shootout loss to Jamaica on day eight of the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. The female squash team however, defeated Trinidad and Tobago to finish fifth overall.
The Guyana Women’s hockey team failed to repeat their victory over Jamaica in the qualifiers for CAC by losing in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 final score in regulation time.
The Guyanese ladies battled well throughout the match and although they started slowly, had Jamaica in some trouble toward the end of the match.
The penalty shootout however, was disappointing as Jamaica only needed four of their five attempts to secure the victory as the Guyanese strikers failed to make good on any of their attempts. Guyana is now left battling for the wooden spoon on July 28 against Guatemala.
The Guyanese Men however, take the field on Friday to face Cuba in the first Men’s semi-final with the second being contested by Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago.
Guyana’s Women’s squash team of Ashley Khalil, Mary Fung-a-Fat and Taylor Fernandes defeated Trinidad 3-0 in their final match of the games. This gave them a final placing of fifth overall.
The Guyanese Men’s team of Sunil Seth, Jason-Ray Khalil and Nyron Joseph lost to the Cayman Islands 1-2 to give them a 7/8 final placing.
Jr. Welterweight (64kg) Colin Lewis competes in the quarter-finals on Friday against Roberto Zarinana Gomez of Mexico, while Bantamweight (56kg) Keevin Allicock will also compete on Friday against Christian Marroquin Jimenez of El Salvador.