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Bajan women strike gold in hockey

Petra Gooding

Bajan women strike gold in hockey

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THE BARBADOS SENIOR Women’s Hockey Team blanked Peru 3-0 today in the final of the Aquece Rio International Hockey Championship in Brazil.

The result ensured that the Bajan lasses ended the tournament unbeaten with a perfect 4-0 record.

Keisha Boyce opened the scoring for Barbados with a goal in the sixth minute while Tricia-Ann Greaves added a second in the 11th minute. The final nail in the coffin was hammered in by Cher King in the 52nd minute to give Barbados the 3-0 victory.

In the third place match, it was Paraguay that defeated Brazil 2-1.

Barbados had also defeated Peru 5-0 in the round robin stage of the competition.

On the men’s side, hosts Brazil survived a tense match to snatch the victory over Chile. The score was 2-2 at the end of regular time and Brazil won the penalty shoot-out 3-2.

Trinidad and Tobago men’s team defeated Mexico 3-1 in the third place match. (PG)