Sunday, March 3, 2024

Bajans thrashed again


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It’s been anything but a vacation for Barbados hockey in Mexico.
Jan Richter scored three first-half goals as part of an impressive beaver-trick to lead Chile to a 9-1 thumping of the aquamarine and gold in yesterday’s Men’s preliminary Group A match of the Pan American Games in Guadalajara.
It was the second successive heavy defeat for Barbados, following the women’s 10-0 defeat by Canada on Wednesday at the Pan Am Hockey Stadium.
And like Canadian Brienne Stairs before him, Richter opened the scoring within the opening exchanges, netting via a penalty corner just three minutes into the contest.
Richter added another two goals by way of penalty corner again, sandwiching a Martin Rodriguez field goal in the eighth minute to put Chile up 4-0.
Captain Aaron Forde managed to pull one back for Barbados on the other side of the half before his opponents finished the game netting five more unanswered.
Earlier, Martyn Forde had the 16th fastest time out of 19 competitors in the men’s 50-metre freestyle after posting 23.71 seconds in Heat 1. Forde was scheduled to swim in the B final later last night.
Tennis duo Haydn Lewis and Darian King were also slated to play their men’s doubles quarter-final match against the Chilean pair of Jorge Aguilar and Nicolas Massu at the Telcel Tennis Complex.
The duo advanced to the round of eight after stunning Mexico’s third-seeded duo of Santiago Gonzalez and Daniel Garza in a super tiebreak 7-5, 6-7(5), 10-5 on Wednesday.
Amara Gibbs had finished second in the B final of the women’s 200- metre butterfly with a time of 2:30.88 during Wednesday night’s action in the pool.


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