Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 17th 2014 Contents league play while Mexico stormed past Peru 13-4.
In the women s competition, USA won gold on
Monday following its 11-6 defeat of Brazil while Canada
crushed Puerto Rico, 23-2 for third.
In the semifinals, USA spanked Puerto Rico 21-1
and Brazil pipped Canada 7-6.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, July 17, 2014
T&T missed out on a spot at next year s FINA
Junior World Water Polo Championships after they
had to settle for sixth spot in the eight-team UANA
Junior (Under-19 Boys) Pan American Water Polo
Championship, via an 8-10 loss to Mexico, 8-10 at
the Riverside Aquatics Complex, Huntington Beach,
California, on Tuesday.
For the Central Americans, Diego Mercado scored
three goals while Leon Daniel also led T&T s attack
attack with a hat-trick of his own but in the end it
was not enough for the Alan Too-A-Foo-coached
locals to take the win.
In an evenly match contest which saw T&T lead
3-2 and 5-4 at the end of the first and second quarter,
both goalkeepers were under intense pressure with
Alferdo De La Mora of Mexico making 12 saves, three
less than T&T s Sebastian Van Reeken.
In the first quarter, Mexico got on the board first
with a goal from Mercado, only for T&T talisman
Kieron Emmanuel to convert on a five-metre penalty
shot soon after to tie the game at one.
Mexico then regained the lead with a goal from
Sinai Gonzales, but Emmanuel and Daniel answered
to take over the lead making the score 3-2 at the end
of the first period.
Mexico s Diego Lucero scored early in the second
quarter to tie the score at three but Justin Bodden
and Daniel scored back-to-back goals to give the boys
in the red, white and black trunks, a two-goal lead
at 5-3, only for Mercado to pull his team within one,
in the final 20 seconds of the half.
In the third quarter, Mexico came out strong with
three goals by Gonzales, Mercado, and Jorge Cervantes
to take over the lead of 7-5, but the never-say-die
Caribbean boys responded with goals from Jonathon
Gillette and Daniel to tie the score at seven to end the
Mexico gained the lead with three goals in the fourth
quarter by Edsen Asenio, and Arturo Rico (2) for a
10-7 advantage and in the driver seat, while T&T
could only respond with a lone item from Gillette to
come up short against their opponents for the second
time in the tournament after a 9-13 round-robin loss.
On Sunday in their fifth to eighth place semifinal,
T&T edged Puerto Rico 9-8 after they drew 9-9 in
Water Polo boys miss out on Worlds spot
Yesterday: Fifth place playoff:
Mexico 10 (2,2,3,3) Diego Mercado
(3), Sinai Gonzales (2), Diego Lucero
(1), Jorge Cervantes (1), Edsen
Asenio (1), Arturo Rico (2) vs T&T 8
(3,2,2,1) Kieron Emmanuel (2), Loon
Daniel (3), Justin Bodden (1),
Jonathon Gillette (2)
National junior squash player Charlotte Knaggs
had to come from a set down to win the girls Under-
19 title as singles action continued at the Junior
Caribbean Area Squash Association (Casa) Cham-
pionships in Bermuda, on Tuesday.
Knaggs lost the first set 7-11 to Guyanese Akela
Wiltshire and was again forced to fight back. Knaggs
showed her class bouncing back to win the next three
sets 11-2, 11-7, 11-7 to lift the title. In the quarterfinal
round, Knaggs came from a set down to defeat Gabrielle
Fraser in four sets.
Alexandria Yearwood won silver for T&T after losing
in the girls U-15 final. Barbadian Amanda Haywood
outlasted Yearwood in straight sets 11-1, 11-4, 11-2.
Marie-Claire Barcant (girls U-17), Chad Salandy
(boys U-17) and Nku Patrick (boys U-19) all walked
away with bronze medals for T&T after winning their
respective third place matches.
Faith Gillezeau unfortunately could not win bronze
for T&T, losing to Taylor Fernandez of Guyana in
three sets in the girls U-17 third place playoff.
Action in the team category began yesterday.
Knaggs wins Girls
U-19 Casa crown
Girls U-15 Final: Amanda Haywood
(BAR) def Alexandria Yearwood
(T&T) 11-1, 11-4, 11-2
Girls U-19 Final: Charlotte Knaggs
(T&T) def Akela Wiltshire (GUY)
7-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-7
Girls U-15 third/fourth place
playoff: Marie-Claire Barcant
(T&T) def Rebecca Low (GUY) 11-
2, 10-12, 11-8, 11-4
Boys U-17 third/fourth place
playoff: Chad Salandy (T&T) def
Benjanim Mekdeki (GUY) 5-11, 11-
8, 11-7, 8-11, 11-5
Boys U-19 third/fourth place
playoff: Nku Patrick (T&T) def
Nyron Joseph (GUY) 11-9, 11-4, 9-
11, 4-11, 11-8
Girls U-17 third/fourth place
playoff: Taylor Fernandez (GUY)
def Faith Gillezeau (T&T) 11-6, 11-
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