National teams score lopsided wins as GTT Indoor hockey c/ships commence

Pizza Hut Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), National Black, National Ladies and National Green were all in winners’ row when the GTT National Indoor championships commenced on Monday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.

Pizza Hut GCC crushed Old Fort 8-1 in the women’s division with Carina Moller bagging a hat-trick in the 16th, 30th, and 36th while Sonia Jardine also scored a hat trick in the ninth, 24th and 39th minute.

Also on target were Tiffany Solomon and Sandy Roopnarine in the fourth and 28th minute respectively. Although none of the national teams are eligible for the respective division titles, all three units secured sizable wins.

Latacia Chung (right) of the National Ladies team tries to avoid the challenge from SIDM’s Nicolette Fernandes during their clash in the GTT National Indoor Championship women’s division at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall Monday night.

The National Black team mauled Hikers 12-0 in the men’s division with Hilton Chester netting five times in the first, sixth, 24th, 28th and 38th minute while Robert France tallied a hat-trick in the 13th, 35th and 37th minute and Andrew Stewart scored a brace in the 37th and 40th minute.

Contributing to the rout in the 27th and 39th minute were Kareem McKenzie and Jamarj Assanah respectively. Similarly, the National Green team dismissed St Stanislaus 9-1.

Aroydy Branford recorded a helmet-trick in the seventh, 10th, 12th and 31st minute whilst Kevin Spencer bagged a brace in the 13th and 29th minute.

Assisting in the lopsided win were Jason DeSantos, Devin Munroe and Aderemi Simon, who scored in the 15th, 21st and 24th minute respectively. Seon Sooklall scored in the 14th minute for the losing team.

The National Ladies team crushed newcomers SIDM 11-0. Kerensa Fernandes led the assault with a hat-trick in the 15th, 26th and 27th minute.

Trisha Woodroffe registered a double in the 11th and 36th, while Marzana Fiedtkou scored twice in the eighth and 38th and Maria Munroe tallied a double in the 12th and 40th minute.

Completing the score line were Aliyah Gordon and Minsodia Culpepper in the ninth and 19th minute respectively.

In other results, Bounty GCC and Old Fort battled to a 5-5 draw in the men’s first division while Old Fort crushed Hikers 5-1 in the men’s second division.

Also, GCC Vintage hammered Old Fort 10-5 in the Veteran’s Section. The tournament continues today at the same venue with another round of group fixtures.

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