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Cool Runnings, Live Up in final

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Cool Runnings, Live Up in final

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Cool Runnings are getting closer to the finishing line as they set up today’s 9 p.m. showdown with Live Up in the men’s final of the University of the West Indies’ Scrimfest Hockey Championships.
Piloted by a beavertrick from Che Warner in the 9th, 20th, 22nd and 39th minutes, the unbeaten Cool Runnings thrashed the UWI Hockey Club 8-3 in Wednesday’s semi-final at the Cave Hill Campus Astro Turf Facility.
Jemar Small got a brace in the second and 17th minutes, while Laurando Davis (14th) and Shawn Harewood (25th) also got on the scoresheet. Carlos Applewhaite gave UWIHC?an encouraging start with goals in the fourth and sixth minutes, while Rohan Thomas scored their third goal in the 30th minute.
Live Up were also big semi-final winners, blanking Combermere School Old Scholars (CSOS) 5-0, courtesy a second half hattrick by Akeem Rudder in the 28th, 34th and 38th minutes.
Ron Phillips had given Live Up a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute, while Emmerson Phillip made it 2-0 after 27 minutes before Rudder went on his goal feast.
Patrina Brathwaite continued her goal-scoring glut with five strikes in the 10th, 11th, 24th, 35th and 36 minutes as the unbeaten Hockey Freekz romped into today’s women’s final with a 9-1 drubbing of the winless BB Limerz.
Sheena Nicholls (5th and 19th) and Ayanna Wilson (12th and 18th) completed the scoring, while Annette Gibbs got a consolation goal for BB Limerz in the 26th minute.
Hockey Freekz’s opponents in the 8 p.m. final will be CSOS, who needed a sudden death penalty conversion by Venessa Chewitt to edge UWI Hockey Club 3-2 after the scores were locked 1-1 at full time.
D’Jamila Edwards gave CSOS an 11th minute lead but Josanne Thomas equalized for UWIHC in the 20th minute to trigger the penalties.
Camille Pounder and Chewitt scored their penalties for CSOS, while Shani Best and Katrina Alkins did likewise for UWIHC to make it 2-2 after the first five penalties were taken.
Maria Sealy, Keisha Boyce and Katrina Downes squandered their spot flicks for CSOS, while Jackie Pinder, Shernelle Oneale and Tamisha Small missed for UWIHC.
But Chewitt returned to score the winning sudden death goal for CSOS, while Alkins ruined her flick for UWIHC. (EZS)