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New champs at Paragon 5s tourney
The gloomy skies couldn’t dampen the spirits of the nation’s young hockey enthusiasts on the final day of Paragon Hockey 5s Youth Indoor Tournament.
The three-day event culminated on Sunday with Queens Royal College, Ventures Hockey Club and Corona Fatima being crowned champs in their respective categories.
The first final saw St Mary’s College (CIC) and South East Port of Spain locked in a tight battle with both teams scoring back to back goals. However CIC broke the deadlock in the dying minutes to earn the bronze medal with a 3-2 victory.
Shandy Carib Magnolias dominated the women’s third place final as they defeated Malvern Sports Club 2-1. The men’s third place encounter saw Malvern Sports Club and Paragon Hockey Club play to a 1-1 draw before a nail-biting penalty shootout, which Malvern won 2-1.
The final of the schools division was expected to be intense and exciting as both Queens Royal College and Fatima College boast of junior and senior national players. The Royalians boast of Shaquille Daniel, Jordan Reynos and national goalie Kwesi Emmanuel while Fatima was supported by the skillful Marcano brothers of Teague and Tariq. However, the QRC boys capitalised early, defended tightly and sealed the number one spot with a 2-0 victory.
The ladies’ final saw an excited aggressive Ventures ladies team defeat a weary-looking Paragon team 2-1. Ventures opened the scoring in the first half with a shot from Kristin Abreu, who also added another in the second half.
Paragon, the 2011 champs who lacked the skill of national striker Zene Henry and junior defender Lisa Smith, got their consolation item from Gabrielle Thompson in the final seconds of the game.
Corona Fatima and QPCC took the field for a rematch of the 2011 final. The highly competitive match began with quick passes, near misses, aggressive tackles and excellent stick work.
Cade Lus Sue put QPCC on the scoreboard with a quick strike in the fifth minute. A few minutes later Jordan Vieira rocked the net to level the score before the half. The majority of the second half continued scoreless before Shaquille Daniel’s last-minute solo effort propelled Fatima to the top with a 2-1 win.
Results & Awards
Paragon Hockey Club 5 vs Malvern Sports Club 0
Ventures Hockey Club 5 vs Shandy Carib Magnolias 0
Corona Fatima 3 vs Paragon Hockey Club 1
Malvern Sports Club 0 vs QPCC 3
3rd/4th Place Schools (male):
St Mary’s College 3 vs South East POS 2
3rd/4th Place (female):
Shandy Carib Magnolias 2 vs Malvern Sports Club 1
3rd/4th Place (male):
Malvern Sports Club 1 vs Paragon Hockey Club 1 (Malvern Sports Club 3 vs Paragon Hockey Club 2 after penalty shootout)
Schools final (male):
Fatima College 0 vs QRC 2
Club final (female):
Paragon Hockey Club 1 vs Ventures Hockey Club 2
Club final (male):
Corona Fatima 2 vs QPCC 1
MVP: Shaquille Daniel—Queens Royal College
Most Goals: Tariq Marcano—seven goals—Fatima College
Most Promising Player:
• Female: Shaniah Trotman
• Male: Kelon Skerritt
• Female: Kristin Abreu—ten goals—Ventures Hockey Club
• Male: Teague Marcano and Tariq Marcano—six goals—Malvern Sports Club
• Female: Kristin Abreu—Ventures Hockey Club
• Male: Jordan Vieira—Corona Fatima
• Female: Jade Piper—Ventures Hockey Club
• Male: Mark Ayen QPCC
• Female: Sarah Thomas—Ventures Hockey Club
• Male: Kevin George QPCC
• Female: Kristin Abreu—Ventures Hockey Club,
• Male: Jordan Vieira—Corona Fatima
Starting 5 All Star Female team: Sarah Thomas—Goalkeeper (Ventures Hockey Club), Jade Piper—Defender (Ventures Hockey Club), Anya Sealy—Defender (Ventures Hockey Club), Gabrielle Thompson—Attacker (Paragon Hockey Club) and Kristin Abreu—Attacker (Ventures Hockey Club).
Starting 5 All Star Male team: Kevin George—Goalkeeper (QPCC), Quinn Clarke—Defender (Corona Fatima), Mark Ayen—Defender (QPCC), Jordan Vieira—Attacker (Corona Fatima) and Shaquille Daniel—Attacker (Corona Fatima).
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