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National senior team duo, Aidan De
Gannes and Shaquille Daniel combined for
four goals as Notre Dame created the biggest
upset so far in the T&T Hockey Board
Indoor Championship with a 5-2 Men s
Open Division semifinal win over reigning
Prior to the start of Wednesday s semifinal
at the Jean Pierre Complex, Mucurapo, the
Oilmen, also the national Outdoor champions
were fancied to advance, having won their
round-robin encounter 4-3 on their way to
topping the seven team series with 14 points
However, the Dames, who only secured
qualification on Tuesday final night of pre-
liminary matches via a 5-3 defeat of former
champions Defence Force had other ideas
and took a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute through
But, four minutes later, national forward
Wayne Legerton replied for the Oilmen to
leave both clubs level at the interval at 1-1.
Six minutes after the restart De Gannes
got his first to reclaim his team s slender lead,
but once again, Legerton, who had a low-
key tournament up to that point, drew his
team level in the 31st.
The Dames then took control of the match
against a lacklustre Petrotrin with Daniel
(33rd and 38th) and De Gannes (37th) scoring
three goals within five minutes to secure a
shock win, and set up a final tonight against
a rampant Paragon line-up which outgunned
Queen s Park 9-6.
The start of the night for Paragon was
national forward Akim Toussaint, who fol-
lowed up his ten-goal outing against Corona
Fatima with a beaver-trick.
Toussaint got his goals in the 18th, 27th,
Dames dump champs Petrotrin in semis
32nd and 35th minutes for Paragon which led 4-2 at
the half, while Syl Sinnette added a hat-trick, in the
16th, 33rd and 39th.
Richard Roach and Sheldon Mc Kellar chipped in
with one each for Paragon which will be after revenge
in the final, following a 5-3 loss in the round-robin
stage to the Dames.
...Ventures, Dames set up
shock women's decider
Yesenia Luces hammered in a handful as Ventures
proved its 3-2 round-robin win over defending cham-
pions Shandy Carib Magnolias on Monday was no
fluke with an entertaining 8-7 triumph in their Women s
Open Division semifinal.
Magnolias had started brightly with former national
ace, Stacey Siu Butt scoring in the fourth and seventh
minutes for a 2-0 advantage, but Luces then hit-back
with a first-half hat-trick (fifth, 10th, 19th) and Cristina
Abreu, one in the 13th for Ventures to take a 4-2 cushion
into the break.
Two minutes into the second-half, Luces added
another to extend her team s lead to 5-2 before teenaged
national forward Brianna Govia, got another for Mag-
nolias to trail, 3-5.
However, another teenager, Kristin Abreu, then scored
a quick double for Ventures, in the 31st and 32nd minute
to widen the lead at 7-3.
With eight minutes left in the enthralling encounter,
Magnolias mounted a late rally with national players
Elise Olton (35th and 38th) and Govia (36th) scoring
to reduce the deficit to 7-6.
However, Luces responded within seconds for her
team to go up 8-6 and with the seconds running down
on the clock, Siu Butt converted a penalty for an 8-
7 final score.
In the final tonight from 9.30pm, Ventures faces
Notre Dame which also created an upset with a 5-4
win over Paragon, which topped the five-team round-
robin, including a 6-2 win over the same opponents.
The Dames fell behind as early as the sixth minute
when national captain Alanna Lewis netted, but they
responded in style with fellow national player Dana-
Lee De Gannes, scoring a double, in the 12th and 17th
to lead 2-1.
Keima Gardiner got Paragon on the half-four, only
for national forward Blair Wynne to regain her team s
lead at 3-2 followed a Tonya-Marie James item in the
32nd, for a 4-2 lead.
Zene Henry kept Paragon in the contest by scoring
in the 34th, but Wynne then added another for the
Dames in the 37th before Lewis scored a late penalty,
but it was not enough.
Wednesday's T&THB Indoor Championship results:
Open Division semifinals:
Notre Dame 5 (Aidan De Gannes 27th, 37th, Shaquille
Daniel 33rd, 38th, Chad Pedro 12th) vs Petrotrin 2
(Wayne Legerton 16th, 31st)
Paragon 9 (Akim Toussaint 18th, 27th, 32nd, 35th, Syl
Sinnette 16th, 33rd, 39th, Richard Roach 3rd, Sheldon Mc
Kellar 13th) vs QPCC 6 (Jordan Reynos 4th, 24th, Shawn
Lee Quay 12th, 22nd, Dominic Young 23rd, Stephan
Ventures 8 (Yesenia Luces 5th, 10th, 19th, 22nd, 38th,
Kristin Abreu 31st, 32nd, Cristina Abreu 13th) vs
Magnolias 7 (Stacey Siu Butt 4th, 7th, 40th pen,
Brianna Govia 27th, 36th, Elise Olton 35th, 38th).
Notre Dame 5 (Dana-Lee De Gannes 12th, 17th, Blair
Wynne 30th, 37th, Tonya-Marie James 32nd) vs
Paragon 4 (Alanna Lewis 6th, 39th pen, Keima Gardiner
30th, Zene Henry 34th)
Under-19 Girls: Paragon vs Magnolias, 6.30pm
Under-19 Boys: Fatima vs Malvern, 7.30pm
Mixed Veterans: Defence Force vs Malvern, 8.30pm
Women's Open: Ventures vs Notre Dame, 9.30pm
Men's Open: Paragon vs Notre Dame, 10.30pm
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