Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 6th 2014 Contents A60
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Having topped its group, Queen s Park
Cricket Club, a penalty shootout winner
over Knott DF in the last-four stage, was
a strong challenger for the men s title,
when it came up against Petrotrin in a
repeat of last year s final in the Ventures
11th annual indoor hockey tournament,
which closed at the Woodbrook Youth
Facility, last evening.
The men s final flicked off after press
time, as did the women s final, which too
was a repeat of last year s title match.
In the men s final, QPCC, which tri-
umphed 2-1 in a shootout over Knott, fol-
lowing a 7-7 stalemate, was up against
Petrotrin, the third-placed group finisher,
which trumped Notre Dame 9-5.
Leading the way for QPCC was Jordan
Reynos, who opened the scoring with a pair
of goals in the 16th minute. Shawn Lee
Quay came in big with a pair, while Dominic
Young smashed a hat-trick.
Knott, the unlucky losing semifinalist,
saw Jordan Vieira on target with a hat-trick,
while Tariq Marcano scored a double.
The other men s semifinal saw the
defending champion Petrotrin ease through
to the title match courtesy of a hat-trick
of field goals from Dwayne Quan Chan and
another hat-trick from Wayne Legerton,
who scored two penalty corners and a field
Among the women, Notre Dame suffered
its second semifinal exit on the day, this
time at the hands of the defending champion
Ventures. Ventures II took to the field and
edged Notre Dame 5-4, with a hat-trick
from Yasenia Luces and one goal each from
Cristina and Kristin Abreu.
National standout Blair Wynne scored
two goals for Notre Dame in an attempt to
crawl her team back into the match, while
Tamia Roach and Dana De Gannes got one
The other finalists, Paragon, which won
the women s group, had by far the easiest
route to the final, smashing The Edge 7-3.
Danielle Thompson and Keima Gardiner
both stuck in a pair for the winning team.
Apart from the men and women s finals,
the Veterans final was also played last
evening after press time. The Vets final was
carded between QPCC and Defence Force.
There was a delay for all three finals, which
according to organisers was due to issues
with glare on the field.
Stephanie Whiteman, left, of Notre Dame tackles Paragon's Alana Lewis for the ball during
their Women's Open Division match in the 11th Ventures Invitational Indoor Hockey
Tournament at Woodbrook Youth Facility, Hamilton-Holder Street, Woodbrook on Friday
night. Paragon won 11-3. PHOTO: ANTHONY HARRIS
The spate of murders that have gripped this
country has not escaped the attention of tops
athletes Jehue Gordon and Cleopatra Borel.
Up to press time the T&T police service had
confirmed 13 murders already for 2014.
Gordon and Borel are just two of this country s
many athletes whose accomplishments gradually
serve to repair T&T s international reputation
which was being tarnished as a result of increasing
Interviewed, Gordon said, "We need to instil
more traditional morals and values in the younger
ones. Too many young people these days (are)
making children and they just not bringing them
up in the way they are supposed to do. But for
me, it s just having a close relationship with God
and understanding his real purpose for us as
humans on this earth."
He added, "Sport itself drives pride and unity
and when athletes compete on the world stage,
we gather a lot of eyes. A lot of the younger ones,
especially, strive to become just like the ones who
bring joy and pride to their country. I would say
that we do play a critical role in terms of motivating
the younger ones, but we shouldn t go out there
to try to and motivate the younger ones. We should
just be able to go out there and do what we love
doing and that in itself will be a motivator for the
Borel said athletes saw themselves as ambas-
sadors. She said she knew a lot of people who
read the newspapers backwards because they pre-
ferred to look at sports and positive news before
they looked at the rest of the paper.
"I encourage a lot of young people to take part
in track and field, take part in the different sport
and really push yourselves. There are lots of oppor-
tunities for education through sport. Sport teaches
us discipline. It teaches us discipline and hard
work. It can bring values to our young people.
When you look at the crime situation, you have
to go after young people because the criminals
go after them. We have to go to our youth with
the same passion and sport can be the vehicle to
get through to young people," said Borel.
The league s leading goal scorer Teba
McKnight welcomed the return of the
blink/bmobile National Super League
(NSL), yesterday, with another hat-trick
as he helped his team, Club Sando,
remain on top of the standings for a 5-
0 win over Tobago outfit Bethel United.
The win extended Club Sando s prolific
run this season, while its nearest challenger
Malabar FC, capitalised on Guaya United s
bye with another comfortable win, this
time a 3-0 victory over Real Maracas.
Gorian Highley bagged a first half brace
for the Malabar giants, while Cyrano Glen
completed the simple win with a goal 10
minutes from time.
Club Sando s win kept it in the lead
with 38 points, while Malabar soared into
second spot, trailing the leader by two
points. Guaya United which was on a bye
for the match day dropped into third, but
remains with two matches in hand over
Malabar and one over Club Sando.
The top three teams will now continue
a string of matches in the league s resump-
tion on Wednesday in three rescheduled
fixtures. Again, all top three teams will be
back in action with a full round of matches
In other key matches yesterday, WASA
FC, the defending champion, continued
its woeful run this season, remaining dead
last after suffering a late 1-0 loss to Defence
Force. After squandering a number of
chances, the Waterboys succumbed to the
Teteron Boys, when Jahvon Neptune scored
the winning effort five minutes from full
time. WASA, apart from a default win,
has failed to wrap up a single victory in
17 matches this season.
The two other Tobago clubs, 1976 FC
Phoenix and Stokely Vale, secured wins
over 2011 treble winner Joe Public (4-2)
and Siparia Spurs (1-0), respectively.
McKnight opens 2014 with
hat-trick for Club Sando
1976 FC Phoenix 4 (Lejandro Williams
61st, 76th, Shelton Williams 80th, Akil
Frank 90th) v Joe Public 2 (Richard
Inniss 16th, Desmond Baptiste)
FC Santa Rosa v Westside Superstarz -
Did Not Play
Malabar FC 3 (Gorian Highley 27th,
30th, Cyrano Glen 80th) v Real
Stokely Vale 1 (Darron Williams 79th) v
Siparia Spurs 0
Defence Force 1 (Jahvon Neptune
86th) v WASA FC 0
Club Sando 5 (Coneal Thomas 31st,
Devon Modeste 38th, Teba McKnight
47th, 55th, 66th) v Bethel United 0
Guaya - bye.
Malabar FC v 1976 FC Phoenix, Larry
Gomes Stadium, 4 pm
Stokely Vale v Club Sando, Plymouth
Recreation Ground, 4 pm
Westside Superstarz v Guaya United,
HCS training field, Wrightson Road, 4 pm.
ClubSando 15122 1391338
GuayaUnited 14 11 1 238 16 34
1976Phoenix 16 7 7 226 21 28
StokelyVale 15 7 1 728 32 22
RealMaracas 16 6 3 7 26 22 21
DefenceForce 16 5 3 82344 18
SipariaSpurs 16 3 5 830 36 14
FCSantaRosa 16 2 5 9 1840 11
WASAFC 1716101626 9
Repeat of finals as
Ventures hockey closes
T&T umpires for ICC qualifiers
Two regional umpires have been named
among 14 umpires who will officiate in the Inter-
national Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World
Cup Qualifier 2014 to be staged in New Zealand,
starting this month.
Peter Nero and Joel Wilson of T&T have been
included in the ICC s umpire and match referee
appointments for the warm-up and first round
matches of the tournament, which includes one
member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC
Umpires, Marais Erasmus. The remaining 13 rep-
resentatives will be from the Emirates International
Panel of ICC Umpires and the ICC Associates
and Affiliates Umpires Panel.
The other umpires are: Ahsan Raza, Billy Bow-
den, Johan Cloete, Chris Gaffaney, Shaun George,
Michael Gough, Vineet Kulkarni, Mick Martell,
Enamul Hoque-Moni, Tim Robinson, and Ruchira
The tournament match referees will be Jeff
Crowe and Roshan Mahanama, both from the
Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, and
Dev Govindjee, who is from the ICC Regional
Warm-up matches will be played on January
10 and 11 and the tournament from January 13 to
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