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The Trinidad and Tobago hockey women’s team just missed out on a bronze medal after losing 2-1 to Mexico in their bronze medal match on the penultimate day of the hockey competition at the Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Veracruz, Mexico, yesterday.
At the High Performance Centre in Veracruz, the T&T women took an early 1-0 lead after Alanna Lewis scored in the third minute but the Mexicans were persistent and eventually leveled the scores in the 37th with Michel Navarro getting the equaliser. Mexico sealed the win in the 48th minute when Ana Juarez scored the final item of the match.
While the women missed out on a medal, the men’s team are assured of one. Today, the T&T stickmen will go for the gold when they face Cuba in the gold medal match at the High Performance Centre. The T&T women’s basketball team defeated El Salvador 70-61 at the Benito Juarez Auditorium to finish the tournament in fifth place.
After trailing 18-20 and 31-38 in the first and second quarters, T&T came alive in the third to take 59-51 lead before closing off the victory in style. Afeisha Noel and Patrice Edwards both scored 17 points in the victory while Samantha Wallace chipped in with 16 and Jowan Ortega added 14.
On the first day of the squash competition yesterday, T&T’s Colin Ramasra and Kale Wilson both had easy victories to move into the round of 16 of the men’s singles competition which was scheduled to take place late yesterday.
Ramasra defeated Barbados’ Gavin Cumberbatch 3-0 in his round of 32 match while Wilson overcame Rhett Cumberbatch 3-0 in his round of 32 game. The pair will also team up today for the round of 16 men’s doubles clash against Jamaica.
Meanwhile, Christopher George claimed Trinidad and Tobago’s sixth bronze medal at these games on Saturday in the men’s judo competition at the World Trade Center. George defeated Jesse De Leon in the men’s 100 kilogram category in the bronze medal round of the competition. In the cycling road race yesterday, T&T’s Emile Abraham and Varun Maharajh both failed to finish the course.