Defending champions GCC hammer Saints in opener 

-Hikers go down to Old Fort 

Minosodia Culpepper was instrumental in Old Fort’s win over national champions Hikers on the opening evening of the Festival. 

 Defending ladies’ champions, GBTI GCC began the 2018 edition of the Diamond Mineral Water Indoor Hockey Festival with a crushing win over Saints on Wednesday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hal (CASH). 

It was a sharp showing by the GCC ladies, who won the match 6-0 with Marzana Fiedtkou and captain, Sonia Jardine both recording hat tricks. 

 Fiedtkou converted twice during the first half as GCC led 3-0 while Jardine, who scored the other first-half goal, netted two more in the second half to complete her hat trick; Fiedtkou scored the other second-half goal to reach her milestone. 

The other female match of the evening saw the 2018 national champions, Woodpecker Hikers going down to Old Fort 1-3 in the first upset of the festival. 

Minosodia Culpepper orchestrated the win for Old Fort with double strikes which found the back of the net in the third and 40th minute, respectively while Bushani Kaladeen scored the other. Nicole Eastman was the lone scorer for the Hikers unit.      

In the men’s matchup, Old Fort defeated Saints 3-2 in a close contest.

Meanwhile, the lone veterans match of the evening saw GCC Vintage defeating Old Fort 5-2 in their encounter. 

Scoring for the winners was Patrick Edghill – who scored twice – while Devin Hooper, Kevin Spencer and Philip Fernandes scored the other goals. 

John Abrahams scored both goals for the losers.

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