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Day 3: UANA Junior Panamerican Championships in Edmonton

Game 8- Argentina 19 v Trinidad and Tobago 8 (M)
Day three of the UANA Junior Pan American Championships opened men’s action this afternoon with Argentina taking on Trinidad and Tobago. Argentina was looking to stay undefeated while Trindad and Tobago was still searching for their first win of the tournament.

The opening quarter was all Argentina, getting up to a 4-0 lead before a penalty shot awarded to Trinidad and Tobago made it 4-1 at the 2:38 mark of the first quarter. Trinidad and Tobago’s Leon Daniel netted all three of his teams goals in the first, trailing Argentina 8-3 heading in to the second quarter. Argentina continued to lead 11-7 to end a low scoring second quarter.

Things didn’t improve for Trinidad and Tobago in the third and fourth with Argentina allowing just one goal against for the final two quarters. Argentina would go on to win their third game of the tournament, 19-8.

Argentina will move to 3-0 before their game against the United States later this evening, while Trinidad and Tobago drops to 0-3 and will face Canada tomorrow at 8:30 p.m.

Facundo Ezequiel Gonzalez-1
Tadeo Petrocelli-3
Tomas Alfonso Pozo-3
Felipe Simon Alfonso-1
Franco Agustin Chinellato-1
Guido Gabriel Martino-3
Guido Martin Poggi-4
Carlos Camnasio-3

Trinidad and Tobago:

Jean-Luc Hinds-2
Leon Daniel-3
Adrian Hinds-3
Game 9- Brazil 13 v United States 14 (M)
The United States looked to maintain their perfect 2-0 record in their match against Brazil this afternoon in day three of round robin action at the Junior Pan American Championships in Edmonton, Alta.

By the end of the first quarter of action it was clear both teams came to play, keeping the score close and not allowing much room for error. The U.S. had the small 4-3 lead after one quarter, with Brazil in hot pursuit to even it up. The first half ended with tensions running high between these two teams and the Americans in the lead, 9-7.

Things stayed heated in the third quarter with Brazil scoring two quick goals to even things up at 10 a piece with 1:30 remaining in the quarter. The U.S. however, capitalized giving them the one goal lead of 11-10 heading into the last quarter of play. The U.S. had momentarily maintained a three goal lead halfway through the fourth, before Brazil’s Luis Silva backhanded one into the back of the goal, followed by one by Vinicius Pessin, to make it a point game at 13-12 with 4:03 left to play. The final minute ticked down on the clock as just one goal remained the difference with the United States leading 14-13, which would be the final score of the game.

Tyler Abramson led the United States in scoring netting seven of his teams 14 goals, while Vinicius Pessin led Brazil with four.

The United States remains at the top of the leaderboard undefeated in three games, while Brazil will move to 1-2.

Brazil will swim-off against Puerto Rico in tomorrow’s first game of the day at 3:50 p.m., While the United States will take on Colombia at 4:30 p.m.

United States:
Nicholas Bisconti-1
Thomas Gruwell-1
Quinn Woodhead-2
Tyler Abramson-7
Louis Araya-3

Vinicius Pessin-4
Luis Silva-1
Gabriel Poci-2
Roberto Freitas-1
Gabriel Sojo-2
Alexandre Kerkis-2
Marco Pedroso- 1
Game 5- Trinidad and Tobago 10 v Puerto Rico 20 (W)
Women’s action opened this afternoon with Trinidad and Tobago taking on Puerto Rico. Both teams were looking for their first win at the UANA Junior Pan American Championships in day three of the tournament.

Puerto Rico’s opened the scoring first with a goal from Guarina Garcia, one of her five from the quarter. Trinidad and Tobago had a slow start to the quarter, trailing 7-3 after one. Garcia would go on to add three more to Puerto Rico’s 12-5 lead over Trinidad and Tobago heading into the second half.

Puerto Rico remained on top through the third quarter of play with Garcia still on fire, with nine of her teams 15-8 lead. Allowing just two goals against the fourth, Puerto Rico doubled up on Trinidad and Tobago with a final score of 20-10.

Garcia led Puerto Rico in scoring netting nine of her teams 20 goals while Sabrina Esteves and Alexandra Melendez each added three. Shemiyah Ross was Trinidad and Tobago’s leading scorer with three.

With the win, Puerto Rico moves to 1-1 and will face the United States tomorrow evening at 5:50 p.m. while the 0-2 Trinidad and Tobago will take on the undefeated Canadians tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m.

Puerto Rico:
Mariana Trogolo-1
Sabrina Esteves-3
Milena Guzman-2
Alexandra Melendez-3
Guarina Garcia-9
Frances Vega-2

Trinidad and Tobago:
Jordan Van Reekan-2
Anisa Rowley-2
Celine Marquez-1
Emma Chin Lee-2
Shemiyah Ross-3
Game 10- Puerto Rico 15 v Colombia 17 (M)
The fourth game of the day saw the winless Colombia taking on the 1-1 Puerto Rico on day three of the UANA Pan American U19 Championships. Both teams were looking for a win to keep their medal round hopes alive in the round-robin play.

With both teams knowing the importance of this game, the first half saw an evenly matched game through the first two quarters. Puerto Rico looked like they were heading into the second quarter of play with the marginal one goal lead, but Colombia had different plans netting a last second goal to end the first quarter deadlocked at four a side. Colombia would end the half with the edge leading 9-8 to start the third quarter.

Colombia started to put some space between their lead over Puerto Rico in the third, ending the quarter with a 14-10 lead. Puerto Rico was down, but not out, pulling within one with 2:26 left in the game on a goal by Diego Zayas to make it 16-15. Unfortunately it would not be enough with Colombia adding one more and taking the 17-15 win.

Simon Buitrago and Santiago Cuervo both had huge games for Colombia, combing for 12 of their team’s 17.

Next up for Colombia will be tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. when they swim-off against the undefeated United States, while Puerto Rico will take on Brazil at 5:10p.m.

Simon Buitrago-6
Santiago Cuervo-6
Santiago Orozco-3
Andres Mora-2

Puerto Rico:
Angel Andino-2
Guillermo Ocasio-3
Misael Andino-3
Jose Lubriel-3
Diego Zayas-2
Angel Rosado-2
Game 6- United Sates 12 vs Brazil 9 (W)
Day three of women’s action saw Brazil and the United States swim-off tonight at Kinsmen Sport Complex at the Pan American Championships. Both teams were 1-1 heading into this match-up, the U.S. coming off a loss to Canada and Brazil defeating Puerto Rico in a lopsided 20-12 win the night before.

Brazil struck first on a break-away goal by Samantha Rezende to get her team up 1-0, but a bad turnover gave the United States Jolie Trujillo the same advantage and tied things up at one a piece. USA would go on to add four more to lead 5-3 after the first quarter. Brazil was shut out by the Americans in the second quarter, however the U.S would only add one more to their half time score, 6-3.

The second half saw the United States and Brazil in the battle of the crossbar shots with both teams narrowly missing on a chance to build a comfortable lead. The U.S. continued to lead Brazil 9-5 heading into the fourth quarter. Brazil began to build a comeback near the middle mark of the last quarter, with two quick goals to only trail the U.S. 9-7. The last quarter comeback attempt, however, was not enough with the United States holding off Brazil to swim to a 12-9 win.

The Americans were led in scoring by Jolie Trujillo who netted six on the night, while Brazil’s Samantha Rezende and Sofia Rivas each had three.

Next up for the United States will be tomorrow at 5:50p.m. when they take on Puerto Rico, while Brazil will enjoy a day off before facing Trinidad and Tobago Monday at 4:30 p.m.

United States:
Noelle Wijnbelt-1
Sophie Leggett-1
Bayley Webber-1
Jolie Trujillio-6
Grace Tehhaney-3

Kemily Leas-2
Marcela Marrani-1
Samantha Rezende-3
Sofia Rivas-3
Game 11- Canada v Argentina (M)
Game six of the day and last action of day three featured Canada taking on the undefeated Argentina at the UANA U19 Junior Pan American Championships in Edmonton Alta.

Canada, fresh off a disappointing loss to Brazil the evening before, was looking for the win to contend for a gold medal later this week. Argentina was 3-0 heading into this evening’s game after downing Trinidad and Tobago 19-8 this afternoon.

In an exciting opening quarter both teams were on each others heels for the lead, but it was Canada prevailing once they put some space between them and Argentina before the end of the first, leading 5-2. Canada played a strong second quarter and earned themselves a 10-6 lead heading into the second half.

A big third quarter for Canada had them up 17-9 with a huge buzzer-beating goal by Aria Soleimane to give them the eight-point lead into the final quarter of play. With tensions running high through a physical fourth quarter, Canada went on to halt Argentina’s winning streak, with a final score of 22-16.

Soleimane led Canada in scoring knotching seven goals while Gareth Jones had four. Tomas Alfonso netted four for Argentina.

Argentina will rest tomorrow, resuming action Monday against Puerto Rico. Canada will face Trinidad on Sunday, then cross-border rivals the United States at 5:50p.m on Monday.
Gareth Jones- 19U Men’s National Team, Canada:
“ It was really important to get that win tonight so we could place well in the round robin. We wanted to aim for placing second and we go that done tonight so we’re excited. I feel that our loss last night lit a fire under us to get that win tonight and we feel really good heading into Sunday's game.”

Gareth Jones-4
Robert Fraser-1
Felix Poliseno-1
Aleksa Gardijan-2
Reuel D’Souza-2
Aria Soleimane-7
Byron Huang-4

Tomas Ezequiel Pannitto-1
Tomas Alfonso-4
Felipe Alfonso-1
Guido Martino-4
Guido Poggi-2
Carlos Camnasio-4


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