T&T tackle Guyana for 7th spot
The Trinidad and Tobago national senior women’s hockey team suffered an agonising 3-2 penalty shootout defeat to Mexico, yesterday, at the Fourth Pan Am Cup, in Mendoza, Argentina.
T&T will now play Guyana for seventh spot after their Caribbean counterparts went under 6-0 to Uruguay in the earlier playoff match, at the Mendocino Hockey Stadium.
Mexico and T&T drew 4-4 in regulation time.
Kristin Thompson equalised from a penalty corner after Mexico’s Michel Hernandez opened the scoring in the 17th minute. Experienced attacker Blair Wynne then fired this country in the lead in the 33rd minute. Mexico’s Maria Conejo, however, levelled the scores, 2-2, in the last minute of the half.
The two teams continued to trade goals in the second half.
Mexican Jazel Miranda’s 40th minute strike was neutralised by Zene Henry’s 51st minute goal. And Wynne salvaged the game for T&T in the final minute, after Arcelli Portillo had given the Mexicans the advantage five minutes earlier.
In the penalty shootout, Wynne and Thompson scored for T&T.