[Updated] The Bermuda Women’s National Field Hockey Team played their first game in the 2011 Pan American Challenge Cup being held in Brazil, losing 3-0 to the hosts today [July 31].
Bermuda took on Brazil and found themselves down 1 – 0 on the stroke of half time when Tatiana Machado scored from a penalty corner. In the 43rd minute Brazil doubled their lead when Priscilla Dos Santos scored a field goal, and Machado closed out the scoring when she scored a penalty stroke in the 63rd minute to make it 3-0 in favour of Brazil. Bermuda play Uruguay tomorrow, and Guyana the day after.
Bermuda’s team consist of LaKae Dill [Captain], goalkeepers Latonia Fray and Candace DeSilva; defenders Marcia Ford, Heather Sinclair, Kirsten Faria, Kristen Rego and Jasmine Patterson; midfielders Liz Stewart, Keishae Robinson, Iman Smith and Jennifer Chisnall; forwards Ryanne Bardgett, Erica Furtado, Raven Pearman, Alex Francis and Yvonna Osborne. They will be accompanied by manager Tracy Stewart, assistant manager Lisete Moniz, coach Paul Deans and technical director Dafydd Hermann-Smith.
The PAHF match report said, “The first match of the 2011 Pan Am Challenge was between the women of Brazil and Bermuda. Brazil was awarded the first penalty corner of the match in the opening minutes, but it was blocked by the Bermuda keeper. Brazil continues to hold most of the possession and after a breakaway by Bermuda’s FRANCIS, Brazil earned their second penalty corner of the match.”
“The Bermuda defense, however, blocked Brazil’s second penalty corner. And play continues in the mid-field. For much of the rest of the first half, both teams battled for possession in the midfield. However, as time expires Brazil is awarded another penalty corner. Brazil’s Tatiana NORONHA MACHADO scores to put Brazil ahead 1-0 at the half.”
“The second half continued with Brazil on attack. In the 43rd minute, Brazil’s Priscilla MARQUES DOS SANTOS scored a field goal to make the score 2-0 Brazil over Bermuda. Brazil continued to hold the majority of the possession throughout the rest of the second half. Brazil took a 3-0 lead in the 63rd minute off a penalty stroke goal by NORONHA MACHADO. Bermuda then substituted its starting keeper Latonia FRAY for reserve keeper Candace DESILVA.”
“The Bermuda defense held strong, however, to prevent another goal by Brazil. The match got progressively physical towards the end and NORONHA MACHADO received a red card with a few minutes left in the match. Despite Bermuda’s fight for possession at the end they could not put in a score and Brazil earned a 3-0 lead for their first point of the Pan Am Challenge.”
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