Paragon, Dames top indoor hockey ‘Nationals’
Two goals in two minutes from Akim Toussaint led Paragon to the Men’s title at the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board’s National Indoor Hockey Tournament 2013 at Jean Pierre Complex on Friday as they beat Notre Dame 5-3.
Toussaint starred with the stick for Paragon, scoring all five goals--including three first half strikes in a seven-minute span--to drive his team to victory.
He slammed home in the eighth, 11th and 15th minutes to lead his team to a 3-1 halftime lead, cancelling Shaquille Daniel’s second-minute strike for Notre Dame.
But Daniel stormed back with an item in the 32nd, immediately followed by a Chad Pedro field goal, to level proceedings 3-3, before Toussaint again found net to decide the contest.
The “Dames” women would not be denied, though. They edged Ventures 4-3 to take the women’s equivalent.
Notre Dame raced out to a 3-0 lead by the 16th minute, Carol Whiteman (fifth), Tamia Roach (15th) and Kayla Brathwaite (16th) all registering on the scoresheets. But Jade Piper (17th) and Yesenia Luces (18th) of Ventures ensured a 3-2 halftime score.
Brathwaite restored Notre Dame’s two-goal cushion in the 22nd, and Amanda George could only fire in a consolation item for Ventures in the final moments of the 40-minute contest.
The Veterans’ final saw Defence Force prevail 5-3 after a 2-1 lead at the break for the Army. They got goals from Anthony Morales (second, 17th, 23rd) and Anton Reyes (seventh) for a 4-1 lead, before Morales sealed it in the 30th.
Kory Barnett (12th, 26th), and Peter Edwards (25th) were the Malvern scorers.
Among Under-19 teams, Fatima won the men’s version with a 4-3 triumph over Malvern, and Shandy Carib Magnolias edged Paragon 3-2.
In the Men’s Under-19 final, Fatima got goals from Jordan Vieira (seventh), Che Modeste (seventh, 14th), and Marcus Pascal (27th). Tariq Marcano (fourth, 19th, 29th) flicked home a hat-trick for Malvern.
The Women’s Under-19 scorers were Elise Olton (fifth, sixth, 15th) for Magnolias--who led 3-0 at halftime--and Shanice Cudjoe (19th) and Therese Sobers (25th) for Paragon.