|25 July 2015|
|21||7th-8th place||9:00am||CUB - TTO||0 - 13||Official||x 2|
On the final day of the men’s competition, the match for seventh place was between Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago. Cuba started the match with eight players, including keeper Leordan Hernandez. In the opening minutes, Cuba’s defense of Yoandy Blanco, Yasmany Gutierrez and Darien Valero did well to hold off the Trinidad and Tobago attack. In the fifth minute, Trinidad and Tobago’s attack passed around Gutierrez to find Mickell Pierre to push the ball into goal to make the score Cuba 0, Trinidad and Tobago 1. In the 6th minute, Trinidad and Tobago earned the first penalty corner of the match and Hernandez made two big saves, but Trinidad and Tobago’s Jordan Reynos collected the ball and pushed it around Hernandez to put his team ahead by two goals. Trinidad and Tobago continued to pressure on attack and Maikel Tritzant made some good defensive saves and helped force Trinidad and Tobago to pass around the outside of their attacking circle. In the 13th minute, Pierre broke through the Cuban defense for his second goal of the match to make the score Cuba 0, Trinidad and Tobago 3. Cuba did not let up however and earned a penalty corner in the 14th minute. The play was broken up by Trinidad and Tobago’s defense, but Tritzant regained possession for a bit. With Cuba holding off Trinidad and Tobago’s attack in the final minute, the score at the end of the first quarter was Cuba 0, Trinidad and Tobago 3.
In the second quarter, Trinidad and Tobago continued to pressure on attack and Kiel Murray pushed a ball past Hernandez in the 20th minute. Valero regained possession and Cuba was down near its attacking circle for a couple minutes. In the 26th minute, Tritizant and Gutierrez had a nice passing combination down the field, but Trinidad and Tobago quickly regained possession and Pierre put in his third goal of the match to make the score Cuba 0, Trinidad and Tobago 5. Two minutes later, Trinidad and Tobago’s Kristien Emmanuel increased his team’s lead by six goals. The score at the halftime break remained Cuba 0, Trinidad and Tobago 6.
Trinidad and Tobago started off with a bang in the third quarter with a goal in the first 10 seconds of the quarter by Dillet Gilkes. Two minutes later Gilkes scored again to make the score Cuba 0, Trinidad and Tobago 8. In the 34th minute, Trinidad and Tobago earned a penalty corner, but the shot was blocked by Hernandez. A minute later Murray scored his second goal of the match to make the score Cuba 0, Trinidad and Tobago, 9. In the 39th minute, Trinidad and Tobago had another penalty corner, but the shot went high above the goal cage. Trinidad and Tobago continued to pressure on attack and Ishmael Campbell beat Hernandez for another score in the 43rd minute to make the score Cuba 0, Trinidad and Tobago 10. Stefan Mouttet increased Trinidad and Tobago’s lead by 11 goals in the 44th minute. Off the restart, Cuba had one of their first shots of the match by Captain Roger Aguilera, but the shot went wide. Thus, the score at the end of the third quarter the score remained Cuba 0, Trinidad and Tobago 11.
Murray and Reynos scored again in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter to make the score Cuba 0, Trinidad and Tobago 13. In the 50th minute, in front of a cheering crowd, Cuba earned a penalty corner. Cuba’s Yoandy Blanco put in a drag flick, but the shot was too high. Cuba continued to pressure on attack near their attacking circle. Trinidad and Tobago regained possession and earned another penalty corner in the 53rd minute, but Hernandez made the save. A minute later with the crowd supporting them Cuba was back on attack and eventually earned another penalty corner in the 56th minute. Rocke saved two high shots off the penalty corner, but Cuba maintained possession. In the 60th minute, Aguilera looked to find Marcos Martinez, but Martinez could not get a shot off before the match ended. Thus, the final score was Cuba 0, Trinidad and Tobago 13. With the win, Trinidad and Tobago secured 7th place in the men’s competition of the 2015 Pan American Games. Cuba finished in 8th place.
|Trinidad & Tobago||5||18||PIERRE Mickell||FG|
|Trinidad & Tobago||6||20||REYNOS Jordan||PC|
|Trinidad & Tobago||13||18||PIERRE Mickell||FG|
|Trinidad & Tobago||20||5||MURRAY Kiel||FG|
|Trinidad & Tobago||26||18||PIERRE Mickell||FG|
|Trinidad & Tobago||28||22||EMMANUEL Kristien||FG|
|Trinidad & Tobago||31||11||GILKES Dillet||FG|
|Trinidad & Tobago||33||11||GILKES Dillet||FG|
|Trinidad & Tobago||35||5||MURRAY Kiel||FG|
|Trinidad & Tobago||43||12||CAMPBELL Ishmael||FG|
|Trinidad & Tobago||44||8||MOUTTET Stefan||FG|
|Trinidad & Tobago||46||5||MURRAY Kiel||FG|
|Trinidad & Tobago||47||20||REYNOS Jordan||FG|