Win and a draw for Women’s Hockey team


first_imgThe Guyana Women’s Hockey team got their tri-nation Hockey series off to a positive start with a win against the Trinidadian national team. Playing at the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex in Wildey, Barbados, Guyana faced off with the home team just a few hours after their arrival in the land of the flying fish, and then returned to the artificial surface later that evening to play Trinidad and Tobago.The tri-nation series acts as a warm up tournament for the bigger Central American and Caribbean Games slated for the latter half of July.The inclement weather in Barbados did not deter the beginning of the high energy match-up between Guyana and Barbados. The game got off to a rocky beginning for the Guyanese ladies as they expectedly struggled to adjust to the unfamiliar artificial pitch. After a patch of scrappy defensive play, Guyana conceded a penalty corner to Barbados giving them their first real scoring opportunity. The corner was well defended by Guyana who launched a swift counterattack catching the Bajan defenders in mid-pitch. Three Guyanese strikers bore down on the Bajan goalkeeper and finished off a few well-timed passes with striker Shebiki Baptiste walking the ball into the empty goal in the 13th minute of the game. The goal by Barbados was the final one of the match leaving the scores leveled at 1-1 at full time.Later, in the afternoon game against the twin island republic, Trinidad and Tobago, was intense from the beginning to end with both teams running hard and trying to maintain possession of the ball.It was lucky minute number 13 once again when Guyana would find success off the stick of midfield player and 2017 National Sportswoman of the Year, Marzana Fiedtkou, from a penalty corner.Guyana held firm for the rest of the match despite feeling the tiredness of their travel the previous evening and the effort of the earlier match with the final whistle seeing them secure a 1-0 victory.last_img

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