The national trio of Nicholas Triston Grant, Wayne Legerton and Solomon Eccles scored two goals each as defending champions Petrotrin spanked Notre Dame 8-1 in their final Men’s Open Division Pool A encounter to keep hope of reaching the semifinals of the tenth annual Ventures Hockey Club’s Invitational International Indoor Hockey Tournament alive, yesterday.
Evan Farrell and club captain Dwain Quan Chan, both national players, added one each for the Oilmen to end their four-team round-robin series with six points and a goal-difference of plus-ten at the Woodbrook Youth Facility, O’Connor Street.
For Malvern, which failed to get among the points, Tariq Marcano (two), Kristian Emmanuel and Joshua De Four got the goals.
The win for Petrotrin was the second in-a-row after losing to Queen’s Park, 7-6 in its opening match of the tournament on Thursday night.
Friday, Grant fired in a hat-trick, Legerton two and Quan Chan, Ariel Bowen and Eccles, one apiece in their 8-1 whipping of Notre Dame which faced Queen’s Park in its final match last night with an outside chance of reaching the last four.
The Parkites entered the match with maximum six points and a goal-difference of plus-13 while the Dames had three points and a minus-three goal difference and needed a win by 13 clear goals to have a chance of qualification.
In Pool B, Defence Force ended with a 100 per cent winning record from its four matches after it outplayed Paragon 6-4 in their final round-robin match yesterday inspired by doubles from veteran players Roger Daniel and Nicholas Wren.
The “Teteron Boys” ended with maximum 12 points and was joined in the semifinals by Paragon which ended with the same three points as Corona Fatima, but a better goal-difference of minus-three to minus-15.
Defending women’s champion Paragon faces Ventures II and Ventures I clash with Notre Dame in the two women’s semifinal carded for today.
This after Paragon and Ventures I battled to a 1-1 draw in their group decider to leave both clubs level on 13 points, but Paragon ahead on a plus-31 goal-difference to Ventures I, plus-17.
They will be joined in today’s semifinal by third placed Notre Dame (nine points) and Ventures II, fourth with six points.
In the Veterans Division, Defence Force stormed into the final as the top seed from the five-team round-robin series after it swept past visitors, St Martin 8-1 led by braces from Roger Daniel, Donny Gobinsingh and Gerard Fergusson.
It was the third win in four matches for Defence Force to end with 10 points from a possible 12 ahead of today’s final against either Corona Fatima or Notre Dame.
Fatima first battled to a 4-4 draw with the Dames before beating St Martin 3-1 with Dean Nieves scoring a combined five goals to carry his team to seven points, two ahead of the Dames who needed a win over Queen’s Park after press time last night to secure second spot and a place in the final today.
At the end of today’s competition, the Open Division winners will each collect a US$1,000 cheque, 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 early results
Notre Dame 6 (Blair Wynne 3, Krizia Layne 2, Dana-Lee De Gannes) vs Ventures II 4 (Anouk Lee Woo, Melissa Pascal, Ornella Schneider, Anya Sealy)
Ventures I 4 (Cristina Abreu 3, Jade Piper) vs Notre Dame 3 (Kayla Brathwaite, Blair Wynne, Krizia Layne)
Paragon 4 (Kristin Thompson 3, Zene Henry) vs Ventures II 2 (Yael Jagbir, Anouk Lee Woo)
Paragon 1 (Zene Henry) vs Ventures I (Yesenia Luces)
QPCC 14 (Shawn Lee Quay 3, Matthew Tang Nian 3, Jordan Reynos 2, Robert France 2, Nicholas Camacho, Stefon Mouttet, Dominic Young, Jerry Bell) vs Malvern 2 (Jason Clarke, Daryl Hume)
Petrotrin 8 (Nicholas Triston Grant 2, Wayne Legerton 2, Solomon Eccles 2, Evan Farrell, Dwain Quan Chan) vs Malvern 4 (Tariq Marcano 2, Kristian Emmanuel, Joshua De Four)
Paragon 8 (Syl Sinnette 2, Cogie Butler 2, Terrence Baptiste 2, Steffan Sandiford, Richard Roach) vs Fatima 4 (Quinn Clarke, Andrew Vieira, David Lee)
D/Force 6 (Nicholas Wren 2, Roger Daniel 2, Gerard Ferguson, Shane Legerton) vs Paragon 4 (Cogie Butler 2, Steffan Sandiford, Sheldon Mc Kellar)
D/Force 8 (Roger Daniel 2, Donny Gobinsingh 2, Gerard Fergusson 2, Sherbert Mc Kie, Nicholas Wren) vs St Martin 1 (Paul Dijkhottz)
Fatima 4 (Dean Nieves 3, Colin Young) vs Notre Dame 4 (Sean Olton 2, Carol Wynn-Whiteman, Selwyn King)
Fatima 3 (Dean Nieves 2, Colin Young) vs St Martin1 (Paul Dijkhottz)
Paragon 8 (Kristin Thompson 3, Zene Henry 3, Alanna Lewis, Arielle Williams) vs Notre Dame 6 (Blair Wynne 3, Dana-Lee De Gannes 2, Tamia Roach)
Notre Dame 17 (Dana-Lee De Gannes 4, Tamia Roach 4, Stephanie Whiteman 3, Krizia Layne 3, Blair Wynne 3) vs Fear None I 6 (Sarah Butterfield 2, Rachel Misto, Ashley Jones, Kin Eng), Chelsea Davies)
Ventures I 12 ( Yesenia Luces 4, Jade Piper 2, Kristin Abreu 2, Lindsay Williams, Emerald Piper, Cristina Abreu, Arielle Cowie) vs Fear None II 1 (G. Kafaf).
Petrotrin 8 (Nicholas Triston Grant 3, Wayne Legerton 2, Dwain Quan Chan, Ariel Bowen, Solomon Eccles) vs Notre Dame 1 (Tobias Ottley)
Defence Force 9 (Marcus James 3, Shane Legerton 3, Nicholas Wren, Javon Woodward, Mickell Pierre) vs Fatima 2 (Quinn Clarke, Ryan Danielle)
QPCC 5 (Gary Chin 3, Paul Weekes 2) vs St Martin 2 (Gordon Snow, Alex Belloni)