A 65th minute conversion from Raymundo Lewis relegated Guyana to their fifth consecutive loss in the Pan American Junior Hockey Championships, going down to Mexico 3-2 yesterday at the University of Toronto Facility in Canada.
With only five minutes remaining on the clock and the score locked at 2-2 in their 5-8 positional tourney, Lewis broke the hearts of the
Guyanese as he lashed his effort into the lower right corner from inside the area.
Due to the result, Mexico will faceoff with the winner of the Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago encounter while Guyana will lock horns with the loser.
Prior to the matchup’s thrilling end, Mexico took the lead in the fourth minute through a Jorge Aguilar strike. However the contest was a far cry from their earlier group meeting which finished 7-1 as Keon McKenzie levelled proceedings with a 16th minute conversion.
With the score remaining unchanged heading into the half time interval, the Mexicans retook the lead in the 39th minute as Ivan Arballo netted compliments of a penalty corner effort.
Nonetheless, the Guyanese setup a thrilling finish as star forward Aroydy Branford scored in the 43rd minute.