Jamaican hockey team win CAC Games qualifiers

first_imgJamaica’s women’s hockey team defeated Panama 3-0 in the 2017 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games qualifying hockey tournament at the Jamaica National (JN) Mona Hockey Field in Kingston recently.The Jamaicans earlier defeated Guatemala 6-0 in their opening encounter on Sunday, November 5, to lead the tournament with maximum six points ahead of Guyana (four points), Bermuda (three points), Puerto Rico (one point) and Guatemala (zero).In the game against Panama, Kamille Griffiths scored for Jamaica in the 11th and 12th minutes, while Ebony McLean got the other goal in the 38th minute.In other results, Guyana, who blasted Panama 6-0 on Sunday, were held 0-0 by Puerto Rico, and Bermuda defeated Guatemala 4-0.The teams are vying for one of two spots in the field hockey competition at the 23rd CAC Games, which will be held in Barranquilla, Colombia, next year.It was a bright start by the Jamaicans as they took control of the game by dominating position of the ball. From the consistent pressure, Griffiths found the back of the net in the 11th minute through a penalty corner taken by Krystal Holgate. Griffiths grabbed her second a minute later from a field play to put Jamaica 2-0 up at the end of the first quarter.Although the Jamaicans dominated and produced attacking plays which should have increased their lead, they squandered many goal scoring opportunities and were goal-less in the second quarter.last_img

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