2nd Pan American Cup
Bridgetown, Barbados - April 21 to 28, 2004

April 25, 2004 - Chile Beat Trinidad & Tobago

By Graciela H. Ortiz, PAHF Media Officer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Chile struggled to defeat Trinidad & Tobago 4-2 in a fifth-eighth place playoff match on Sunday at the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.

Sandra Wenz, Carolina García , Daniela Infante and Paula Infante scored for the South Americans, while Oire Trotman and Stacey Siu Butt netted for Trinidad & Tobago.

Chile set the pace from the very beginning reaching their rival circle dangerously. But Trinidad’s back row and goalie Marreen Jacob defended well.

The South Americans continued attacking but crashed against their own imprecisions.

Finally their perseverance was rewarded when Sandra Wenz deflected a corner shot to put her team in the lead, in the 17th minute.

Chile improved their accuracy to increase the gap through Carolina García, in the 30th minute.

The match was halted due to a powercut, in the 30th minute, but lights returned after 10 minutes and the game continued.

Three minutes from half-time, Chile increased the lead to 3-0 with a wonderful goal by Daniela Infante.

The Caribbean team tightened their marks after half-time, pushing Chile hard.

Then, they closed the gap – in the 40th minute – through Oire Trotman, who capitalized on a corner rebound.

Chile lost their way, while Trinidad & Tobago continued attacking to net the second, in the 53th minute, from a deflection by Stacey Siu Butt.

But the South Americans regained control in the last part of the match to seal their 4-2 victory, two minutes before the final whistle.

Chile: Abud; Albertz, Wenz, Walbaum, Wagner; Wilson, Villagra, P. Infante; García, Daniela Infante and Fernández. Also played: Denise Infante, Schuller, Matus, Debesa and Martín. Coach: Luis Ciancia.

Trinidad & Tobago: Jacob; Richardon, Hector, Edghill, Wynne; Padmore, Abreu-Cockburn, Trotman, Siu Butt; Luces and Dixon-Aming. Also played: James, Layne, Waithe and Ella Tang. Coach: Ian Harris.

Umpires: Jun Kentwell (US) and Alicia Takeda (Mexico).

Barbados Also Win, Play Chile For Fifth Place

Barbados put up a good performance to defeat Netherlands Antilles 3-0 in the the second fifth-eighth place playoff match.

Patrina Brathwaite surprised everybody netting just 25 seconds from the start.

The other two goals were netted by Charlia Warner, in the 17th minute, and Tricia-ann Greaves, in the 31st minute.

Netherlands Antilles: Hartmans van de Rijdt; Muys, Dumas, Gonesh, Hanstede; van Asma, Mulder, Mellena; Kokkeler, Wellens and Thies. Also played: Dennert-Kleijn, van den Barselaar, Visser, Holten and Vloeimans. Coach: Patrick van Bergen.

Umpires: Lisa Marcano (Trinidad & Tobago) and Claudia Videla (Chile).

With these results, Trinidad & Tobago will play Netherlands Antilles for the seventh place, while Chile will clash against Barbados for the fifth position on Tuesday.