UWI’s gleeUWI players celebrating their success. (Shaka Mayers)
Sun, August 26, 2012 - 12:07 AM
After muffing several chances to break a 1-1 deadlock during regulation time, UWI won the mixed title of the 27th annual Banks International Hockey Festival yesterday 2-0 on penalty flicks.
Opponents Du Bad Crew disappointed their supporters at Kensington Oval, failing to get a single shot past UWI goalkeeper Justin Taitt. Both teams combined to miss the first five penalties, all of them going to the left.
Kris Holder flicked a waist-high shot to the right past Du Badd’s Ayoub Suttle to put UWI ahead, and they took a 2-0 lead on a low shot to the right by Shani Best after Taitt kicked out Katrina Downes’ attempt with his left foot.
The new champions opened the scoring as early as the second minute through a John Warner field goal, but two minutes later, Chetwyn Henry slotted home a penalty corner to even the score 1-1.
It remained that way through the rest of the first and second periods until the flicks settled the title. (SAT)
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