UWI Blackbirds Womens National League Champions
UWI Blackbirds capture local National League Hockey Title 

Penalty shootouts were again the order of the night in the finals the Barbados Hockey Federation’s 7-a-side National League competition held at the UWI Astroturf, on Tuesday.

Playing before a modest crowd, both the men and women’s games played to draws at the end of regulation time.

When the dust had settled, home team, the University of the West Indies Blackbirds earned the women’s crown to the delight of their fans, whilst Eastern Stars earned the men’s championship.

In the women’s match, UWI were put on the backfoot early, as Avengers’ women dominated the game through ball possession and having the most shots on goal.

But they failed to capitalise on their opportunities even having a penalty stroke by Gabriel Williams saved by UWI keeper Cara Briggs in the eighth minute.

The scoreline remained 0-0 at the final whistle, forcing the dreaded shootout.

UWI scored through Shekera Connell on their third attempt, and Nicole Dawson then sealed the deal for the UWIBHC side netting a second goal past Avengers’ goalkeeper, Natasha John.

(source: www.nationnews.com )