Big wins recorded on third night of Lucozade Indoor Hockey
The Lucozade Indoor Hockey championship continued on Thursday evening with teams recording big wins at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
The first match of the evening saw the Under-20 girls in action, with YMCA Old Fort Samurais versus the GCC Tornadoes. With only two minutes on the clock, the brilliant Kalifa Hicks of YMCA Old Fort Samurais found the back of the GCC Tornadoes’ net.
The striker found the net several other times, scoring two goals in the 10th minute and two more in the 20th to conclude the game with eight goals overall giving her side the win.
In the Group B category of the Under-20 girls, GCC Herricanes eliminated their competitors YMCA Old Fort Scouts by scoring five goals to nil. Trin Tucker scored two goals, with Tamar Bhagwandin, Paige Fernandes and Analisa Perreira contributing one goal each.
The GCC Spartans junior girls defeated their competitors Saints Hockey Club Aces 8-1 with Madison Fernandes scoring four of those goals.
The senior Ladies match-up between GBTI GCC Spartans and Woodpecker Hikers saw a scoreless game for the first 19 minutes. The two teams battled for possession of the ball and with the Hikers ladies trying to defend their goal a penalty stroke was blown against them.
The savvy and ever persistent Sarah Klautly of GBTI GCC Spartans took the penalty stroke for her team, giving them their first goal in the 20th minute. Alysa Xavier handed her team another goal when she scored mere seconds before the buzzer.
Group A of the Under-20 boys saw YMCA Old Fort recording a win over the Saints Hockey Club Scorpios. The latter team went down 5-0.
In Group B of the same category, the GCC Pitbulls proved to be too skilful for the GCC Bull Dogs. The Pitbulls brushed aside their compatriots when they found the net 14 times, seven in the first half.
The Bull Dogs tried but had no response for their vicious counterparts. The match ended 14-0 in favour of the GCC Pitbulls.
In the sixth match of the evening, Bounty GCC War Dogs drew with Saints Hockey Club Superstars 2-2. Lucas Sargeant and Joash scored for the War Dogs, while Jabari Lovell and Nkhruma Hutson registered goals for Superstars.
What can be dubbed the most exciting match of the evening saw the young Saints Hockey Club teaming up against the more experienced counterpart Bounty GCC Pitbulls.
Within 60 seconds of play, Shakeem Fausette of Saints Hockey Club breached the net of the energetic and structured GCC Pitbulls. Within the 8th and 10th minute respectively, brothers Shoimere and Tahrea Garnette of the said club followed suit.
This sent the crowd in a frenzy with the more youthful team registering three goals at half time. In the second half of the game, Meshach Sargeant of GCC Pitbulls responded, scoring on a penalty corner. The game eventually ended in favour of Saints Hockey Club 3-1.
In the final match of the evening, YMCA Old Fort scored six goals, while Saints Hockey Club Aces managed two.
In the Under-20 girls category, GCC Spartans lead the point standings with nine points, followed by YMCA Old Fort Samurals with six.
YMCA Old Fort leads the Under-20 boys with six points. GBTI GCC Spartans lead the women’s division with six, while Woodpecker Hikers and GBTI GCC Tigers are tied on three points apiece.
In the men’s division, YMCA Old Fort stands on top with six points.
The tournament is set to continue on Friday evening at the same venue and wrap up on Sunday with the category finals. No games will be played on Saturday.