Guyana edged heavyweights Argentina 2-1 in a penalty shoot-out to clinch the bronze medal following a 2-2 score at the end of normal time, when the Pan American Indoor Hockey Cup concluded on Saturday in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Jamarj Assanah would convert two of Guyana’s four allotted penalty strikes whilst custodian Anthony Cole would successfully deny three of the four Argentina penalty attempts to seal the historic Guyanese win.
Defeating the Argentines by a 5-3 score line in their opening group matchup, Team Guyana would concede the early lead as Ceballos netted through a seventh minute penalty corner conversion.
He would double their lead in the third place playoff compliments of a field goal attempt in the 26th minute. However Guyana would battle back as Aderemi Simon narrowed the deficit to one two minutes later through a field goal strike.
Assanah would then force the fixture into a shoot-out as he netted through a 40th minute penalty corner strike, thus affording Guyana the opportunity to eventually prevail in the resulting penalty strikes.