A barbaric act!
That’s how the uncle of four-year-old Jenice Ruth Figaro described the child’s death yesterday, declaring that no stone will be left unturned until they get justice.
National captain Alanna Lewis was the toast of her clubmates after her 55th-minute field goal earned team Paragon a 2-1 win over Shandy Carib Magnolias and with it the T&T Hockey Board Women’s Championship Division “Big-Four” crown at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua, on Sunday night.
Going into the match, Paragon (five points), winners of the league crown last week—their first in over two decades—needed maximum points to finish ahead of Notre Dame.
The Dames ended with seven points earlier in the day after a 2-0 blanking of Courts Malvern. A Blair Wynne brace in the 47th and 52nd minutes sealed the deal.
Paragon got the start they wanted when national forward Zene Henry fired in the go-ahead item in the 15th which they held on to until the interval.
Despite being out of contention for the title, Magnolias were intent on playing ‘party spoilers’ and drew level in the 45th through former national standout, Stacey Siu Butt.
However, ten minutes later, Lewis, the Paragon club captain, netted what turned out to be the decisive item as her team ended with eight points, one more than the Dames, to keep hold of their title.
Legerton leads Oilmen to 4-0 victory
The prolific Wayne Legerton was among the goals once more with a double to lead Petrotrin to a 4-0 thrashing of Defence Force and a successful defence of its Men’s Championship Division “Big-Four” crown.
The Oilmen started the day one point behind Defence Force (four) and knew anything less than full points would leave the door open for its opponent and Notre Dame to take the title.
However, at the half, their nerves were at ease after Alex Steele and Triston Grant scored in the 17th and 25th minute respectively for a 2-0 advantage at the half.
Legerton extended the lead to 3-0 in the 49th minute and four minutes later he completed the drubbing with his fifth goal of the tournament to secure yet another title for the Oilmen, who had their five-year hold on the league title ended by Notre Dame earlier this month.
In the day’s other match, the Dames got the better of Queen’s Park CC 2-0 via penalty-stroke shoot-out after both teams battled to a 3-3 draw at the end of the 70-minute contest.
T&T Hockey Board Big-Four results and final standings
Men’s Championship Division
Notre Dame 3 (Shaquielle Daniel 7th, Dillon Campbell 21st, Keith De Peza 24th) vs QPCC 3 (Jarryon Paul 22nd, Matthew Tang Nian 30th, Raphael Govia 42nd)—Notre Dame won 2-0 on penalty-stroke shoot-out
Petrotrin 4 (Wayne Legerton 49th, 53rd, Alex Steele 17th, Triston Grant 25th) vs Defence Force 0
FINAL MEN’S STANDINGS
Teams P W D L F A PSW PSL Pts
Petrotrin 3 2 0 1 9 2 0 0 6
Notre Dame 3 1 1 1 6 8 1 0 5
Defence Force 3 1 1 1 7 8 0 1 4
QPCC 3 0 2 1 6 10 1 1 3
Paragon 2 (Zene Henry 15th, Alanna Lewis 55th) vs SC Magnolias 1 (Stacey Siu Butt 45th)
Notre Dame 2 (Blair Wynne 47th, 52nd) vs Courts Malvern 0
FINAL WOMEN’S STANDINGS
Teams P W D L F A PSW PSL Pts
Paragon 3 2 1 0 8 3 1 0 8
Notre Dame 3 2 1 0 6 3 0 1 7
Magnolias 3 0 1 2 3 5 1 0 2
Malvern 3 0 1 2 2 7 0 1 1
NB: PSW — penalty-stroke win = two points, PSL — penalty-stroke loss = one point