United States Dominates Bermuda 11-0 in Hockey

March 14, 2010

2010w_youth2Tiny Bermuda didn’t fare well in our opening game at the 2010 Pan-American Youth Championships held in Montevideo, Uruguay.

The Under-17 girls team had the misfortune to draw their opening game against the massive United States, and went down 11-0.

Allison Evans scored three goals for the USA, Laura Gebhart, Colleen Boyce and Katie Gerzabek each scored two goals and Aileen Johnson and Lauren Bernardi each added a goal.

On a positive note, the Bermuda team didn’t have the worst margins with their loss to the American team. On the same day the Paraguayans lost 12-0 against Canada, and the Mexican team lost 13-0 against Argentina. As of this morning Bermuda sits in second place in the pool, tied with Chile.

Placed in Pool B, Bermuda was scheduled to compete against Chile, Uruguay, and the United States. Today our team faces the host country Uruguay, and then the Chilean team on Tuesday, March 16. After those two matches, Bermuda will play two qualification matches on March 18 and 20th.

Bermuda U/17 Girls Hockey Team. Credit: PAHF

Bermuda U/17 Girls Hockey Team. Credit: PAHF

The Bermuda team are the youngest team at the tournament, with an average age of under 16 years old. Ten of the team members are Saltus Grammar School students. The team did an outstanding job raising over $50,000 to fund the trip.

The squad consists of:

  • Goalkeepers: Latonia Fray, Keisha Harvey
  • Utility Players: Ryanne Bardgett, Safiya Nurse
  • Midfielders: Christine Decker, Lorina-Le Harvey, Jennifer Chisnall, Iman Smith
  • Forwards: Raven Pearman, Alex Francis, Lorendae Symonds, Katie Masters
  • Defenders: Jokiah Richardson, Heather Sinclair, Megan Lindsay-Bayley, Rhea Gibbons, Rachel Soares, Zoe Friesen, Emily Chadderton

Coaches Lakae Dill and Valerie Young, Manager Juliette Oatley, and Assistant Manager Stephanie Adderley, accompanied the squad to Uruguay.

The team left Bermuda on March 9th and return to Bermuda on March 23rd.

You can view the match report here [PDF]

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