5th Women's Pan American Junior Championship - Day

Day 1 Report here
Day 2 Report here
Day 3 Report here
Day 4 Report here
Day 5 Report here

Result, Points Table, Match Schedule here

Trinidad & Tobago 5 defeated Puerto Rico 0
Goals: Trinidad & Tobago – Racine Chandler 39m 43m 62m, Nicolette Alleyne 46m, Kristin Thompson 60m 

Bermuda 2 defeated Dominican Republic 0
Goals: Bermuda – Erica Frith 9m 38m 

Trinidad and Tobago recovered from a wasteful first half to overwhelm host Puerto Rico 5-0 in the qualifying round of the 5th Women’s Pan American Junior Hockey Championship.

A sprinkling of Trinidad and Tobago fans saw their team squander 10 penalty corners before Racine Chandler got the opener for the visitors at the beginning of the second half after excellent work down the right flank by captain Nicolette Alleyne.

The visitors quickly stretched their lead with goals from Chandler and Alleyne in the 43rd and 46th minutes respectively. Chandler went on to complete her hat trick as Trinidad and Tobago beat a gallant Puerto Rico in the race for ninth place in the tournament. 

Although Dominican Republic fell to Bermuda 2-0, it was an excellent achievement in keeping a low scoring game. There was notable visual improvement from the Dominicans players, who connected their passes and challenged Bermuda every step of the game. 

An early goal from Bermuda, Erica Frith in the 9th minute did not dampen their spirit as they continuously attacked the circle. But another early goal from Frith in the 38th minute sealed Dominican Republic’s fate, who will play Puerto Rico for eleven place in the tournament. Bermuda will play Trinidad & Tobago for ninth place in the tournament.

Thursday’s Matches
5-8 Classification: Mexico v Barbados, 8am
5-8 Classification:  Jamaica v Uruguay, 10.30am
Semi Final 1: Argentina v Canada, 1pm
Semi Final 2: Chile v USA, 3.30pm