Hikers and GCC teams win big in Lucozade Indoor Hockey
The Lucozade Indoor Hockey tournament continued at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Friday night with GCC Sequel, GCC Spartans, YMCA Old Fort Igniters, Hikers Cadets, Pepsi Hikers and Saints HC Conquerors all recording wins.
In Group A of the Under-20 Girls, Saints HC Aces and GBTI GCC Tornadoes play to a draw, while in Group B, Saints HC Conquerors beat their opponent GCC Herricanes 2-0.
GCC Pitbulls and Saints HC S7N played to a 1-1 draw in Group A of the Under-20 Boys, while YMCA Old Fort brushed aside Saints HC Superstars 4-0.
GBTI GCC Spartans continued their dominance by beating GCC Tigers 6-2. Sharpshooters Sarah Klautky and Alysa Xavier netted two goals each, while Makeda Harding and Ashley DeGroot rounded off the scorers for Spartans.
In another Women’s match-up, YMCA Old Fort Igniters scored all three penalty corners, giving them the win over Saints HC 3-2. Clazya Bobb of Saints netted both goals for her team.
In the Men’s division, Bounty GCC The Sequel outscored the vibrant and energetic YMCA Old Fort 2-1.
The skilful Old Fort team, made up of primarily national player, failed to convert many opportunities. Just before the buzzer, captain Dominic Alleyne of Old Fort managed to find the net, but his effort was too late as time ran out.
Hikers Cadets and Pepsi Hikers got the better of their opponents as they competed in Groups A and B respectively.
Pepsi Hikers and Bounty GCC Pitbulls played as if it were the final. Both teams, possessing national players, showed skill, coordination and determination.
However, the well-composed Jamarj Assanah opened the scoring for Pepsi Hikers in the eighth minute and followed suit with two more goals. The flamboyant Aroudy Brandford and energetic captain Robert France also netted three and two goals respectively.
Kevin Spencer of GCC Pitbulls found the net of their competitors twice, once on a penalty stroke and the other on a corner. The game ended in favour of Pepsi Hikers 9-3.
In the Group A category, Hikers Cadets made light work of Saints HC Splinters, beating them 8-1. The war horse Devin Munroe registered his name four times on the score sheet, giving victory to his side.
The tournament will wrap up on Sunday, with action starting at 13:00h.