Canada beat Guyana 13-0 in Pan Am Hockey Cup

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By Avenash Ramzan

Guyana’s Women lost 13-0 to Canada on Day Two of the Pan American Indoor Hockey Cup in Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA, on Saturday morning.

The defeat was Guyana’s third in as many games in the five-team tournament, following their opening day losses to top ranked USA (20-2) and Canada (14-0).

The Guyanese, woefully depleted with skipper Gabriella Xavier and goalkeeper Alysa Xavier testing positive for COVID-19, and the experienced Sonia Jardine out with an ankle injury, kept the Canadians at bay for the first 10 minutes of the game, before Rebecca Carvalho opened the scoring.

Guyana has had to use manager Princessa Wilkie, who previously never wore goalie gear, between the uprights in the absence of Alysa Xavier.

Carvalho’s goal opened the floodgates, as the Canadians went on a scoring spree. Leahy Kathleen scored four times; Alisa Lee netted a hat-trick and Carvalho and Madison Thompson a double each.

Nicole Poulakis and Angela Lancaster were the other scorers with a single strike each.

Earlier in the day, defending champions USA edged Uruguay 2-1 to remain unbeaten in their three games.

On Saturday afternoon, USA will play Argentina, Guyana will come up against Uruguay and Argentina will face Canada in the remaining round-robin games.

The tournament will wrap up tomorrow with the top four finishers playing the final and third place playoff.

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