Shawn Lee Quay got the decisive goal on the stroke of full-time as Queen’s Park stunned defending champions Petrotrin in their Men’s Open Division Pool A encounter of the tenth annual Ventures Hockey Club’s Invitational International Indoor Hockey Tournament at the Woodbrook Youth Facility, O’Connor Street, on Thursday.
The Parkites had stormed into a 4-1 lead at the half-time interval with Lee Ron Tom Pack (14th, 15th) and Lee Quay (17th) and Khadeem Fortune (20th) all on target to cancel out Evan Farrell’s first-half item for the Oilmen. However, on the resumption, Wayne Legerton (22nd) and Farrell, with two more items to complete a hat-trick (28th, 29th) got the defending champion on level terms at 4-4.
The Parkites then regained the lead at 5-4 via Tom Pack’s third goal of the match in the 30th minute but Farrell banged in a fourth a minute later to draw his team level again at 5-5. With four minutes left in the match, Fortune restored the Parkites slim advantage at 6-5 only for Atiba Whittington, one of seven national players in the Oilmen squad tie up the score once more in the 37th minute.
With the seconds winding down in the 40th and final minute, and both teams seem heading for a share of the points, Lee Quay then fired home past goalkeeper Ron Alexander to hand his team a deserved win ahead of their two other pool matches versus Notre Dame and Malvern.
Yesterday, the Dames led by a hat-trick from Keith De Peiza dispatched Malvern 7-3 to go top of the four-team pool on goal-difference. In Pool B, Defence Force registered comfortable victories over Paragon (6-2) and Corona Fatima (10-5) to lead with maximum six points and will face both teams again in the three-team pool.
Yesterday, Fatima rebounded with a 9-8 upset of Paragon in its second match with Andrew Vieira scoring a handful for the winners.
Meanwhile, Paragon continued its Women’s Open title defence with another lopsided triumph over visiting American-club, Fear None.
Following its 18-2 mauling of Fear None I on Thursday morning led by a six-goal burst from national forward Kristin Thompson, Paragon returned in the afternoon session too thumped Fear None II, 13-2 inspired by a handful of goals from another national player, Zene Henry.
Also with a 2-0 record is host club Ventures I after whipping Fear None I, 6-2 led by braces from national women’s team duo, Kristin Abreu and Yesenia Luces to add to its narrow, 2-1 defeat of its second string clubmates, Ventures II. The tournament which also involves a Veterans Division concludes tomorrow with a top prize of US$1,000 each to the Open Division winners, plus a trophy and hampers.
In addition, individual awards for the “Most Valuable Player”, “Goalkeeper of the Tournament” and “Most Goals” in each category will also be presented.
Yesterday’s early matches:
Ventures II 6 (Teresa Lezama 8th, 13th, 34th, Ornella Schneider 24th, 26th, Anya Sealy 12th) vs Fear None II 4 (C. Nyland 1st, 34th, A. Helwig 22nd, M. Ellis 40th)
Ventures II 5 (Anya Sealy 3rd, 38th, 40th, Ornella Schneider 10th, Katherine Benjamin 34th, Ayanna Mc Clean 37th) vs Fear None I 3 (Meagen Fiske 10th, Chelsea Davies 12th, Rachel Misto 23rd)
Notre Dame 7 (Keith De Peiza 9th, 10th, 20th, Daren Cowie 23rd, 26th, Nigel Providence 6th, Shaquille Daniel 27th) vs Malvern 3 (Joshua De Four 15th, Teague Marcano 20th, Tariq Marcano 39th)
Fatima 9 (Andrew Vieira 5, Ryan Daniel 2, Quinn Clarke 2) vs Paragon 8 (Syl Sinnette 3, Sheldon Mc Kellar 3, Steffan Sandiford 2)
D/Force 4 (Sherbert Mc Kie 2, Roger Daniel, Glendon Superville) vs Fatima 3 (Dean Nieves 2, Colin Young)
Ventures I (Yesenia Luces 2) vs Ventures II 1
Paragon 18 (Kristin Thompson 6, Rolanda Cuffy-Bernard 4, Danielle Thompson 2, Avion Ashton 2, Keima Gardiner, Alanna Lewis, Arielle Williams, Nikita Cudjoe) vs Fear None I 2 (Ashley Jones, Chelsea Davis)
Notre Dame 7 (Blair Wynne 4, Arielle Du Quesnay 2, Tamia Roach) vs Fear None II 6 (L. Schott 4, M. Springmeyer, L. Mc Cormick
Ventures I 6 (Kristin Abreu 2, Yesenia Luces 2, Cristina Abreu, Emerald Piper) vs Fear None I 2 (Rachel Misto 2)
Paragon 13 (Zene Henry 5, Nikita Cudjoe 2, Alanna Lewis 2, Keima Gardiner 2, Avion Ashton, Rolanda Cuffy-Bernard) vs Fear None II 2 (L. Schott, M. Springmeyer)
QPCC 7 (Lee Ron Tom Pack 3, Shawn Lee Quay 2, Khadeem Fortune 2) vs Petrotrin 6 (Evan Farrell 4, Wayne Legerton, Atiba Whittington)
D/Force 6 (Shane Legerton 3, Marcus James 2, Mickell Pierre) vs Paragon 2 (Terrence Baptiste, Syl Sinnette)
D/Force 10 (Mickell Pierre 3, Gerard Ferguson 3, Javon Woodward 2, Kirth Davis, Marcus James) vs Fatima 5 (Ryan Daniel 2, Jordan Vieira 2, Quinn Clarke)
D/Force 5 vs QPCC 0 - By default
Notre Dame 5 (Scott Dopson 3, Selwyn King 2) vs St Martin 4 (Colin Thompson 2, Gordon Snow, Paul Dijkoltz)
Fatima 4 (Dean Nieves 2, Colin Young, Rolph Young) vs QPCC 1 (Gary Chin)
D/Force 3 (Nicholas Wren 3) vs Notre Dame 3 (Scott Dopson, Selwyn King, Kenneth Whiteman)
Ventures II vs Notre Dame, 8am
Paragon vs Ventures I, 11.40am
Ventures II vs Paragon, 1.50pm
Notre Dame vs Ventures I, 4.10pm
Pargon vs Notre Dame, 5.40pm
QPCC vs Malver, 9.40am
Petrotrin vs Malvern, 1.10pm
QPCC vs Notre Dame, 7.20pm
Fatima vs Paragon, 10.50am
Defence Force vs Paragon, 3.30pm
St Martin vs Defence Force, 8.50am
Fatima vs Notre Dame, 10.20am
Malvern vs QPCC, 12.30pm
Fatima vs St Martin, 2.40pm
Defence Force vs Malvern, 4.50pm
Notre Dame vs QPCC,