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Stingers Fusion First Win

Stingers Fusion was crowned the new women’s champions after defeating Marist 1-0 in the final of the 2014 Geotech Drilling Marist Eastgate Memorial Hockey Tournament yesterday. Team captain Melba Nautu
22 Sep 2014 09:58
Stingers Fusion First Win

Stingers Fusion was crowned the new women’s champions after defeating Marist 1-0 in the final of the 2014 Geotech Drilling Marist Eastgate Memorial Hockey Tournament yesterday.

Team captain Melba Nautu said it was a great moment winning the title for the first time.

“This was our first tournament and it was a hard game,” Nautu said.

“Everybody wanted to win and hats off to Marist for the incredible last match. This win is dedicated to the players who lost their family members this year including our beloved team members the late Rosie Harman.

“Things will start to wind down now with this being the last major tournament on the calendar. But we do have weekly competitions that will continue.

“Some of our players are also in the national HPU (High Performance Unit) squad so they’ll be training for the Oceania Pacific Cup.”

Meanwhile, in the men’s grade, Ventures successfully defended their title against a determined  Seals side winning 4-0.

Two goals were scored by national rep Adrian Smith and one each to James Saqalala and Tevita Kean.

Team co-captain Leevahn Dutta believed sticking to the basics won the game for his side in the end.

“We played really well and in the end we just stuck to the basics and that served us well,” he said.

“The time frame is much shorter for the tournament so I think the key was getting a head start sooner in the game, which we worked hard for.

“Overall, I think we did well and I salute my team for working hard and sticking to the basics which I believe won us the tournament for another year.”

Ventures men retained the title for the sixth consecutive year.

Feedback: eroni.tuinaceva@fijisun.com.fj

 



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