UCC Ladies win 2018 GUSA HOCKEY
UCC recorded their first hockey gold in in the Ladies category on match day 4. The team went into action with UEW who had been tipped as favourites since the start of this event. Their excellent team play had led to wins in their first two games. UEW were on the verge of becoming champions when things changed.
UCC pushed start the game but it was UEW who took control and the deadlock was broken in the 19th minute when Gifty Gator tapped in a simple ball past the goalkeeper of UCC. The ladies from capecoast fought hard but yielded to nothing at the end of the first 35 mins.The second half brought more light to UCC and in the 60th minute, Amanfo Abigail shook the grounds of the pitch as she scored for her team. With the game levelled at the end of 70 mins, both teams needed their goalkeepers with penalties to decide. UCC’s keeper made tremendous saves to help her team win as she conceded 3 out of 5 with her opponent conceeding 4 out of 5. UCC with this becomes the first team in hockey to take gold. UEW follows with silver.
KNUST put up another impressive performance to keep hopes alive of a top spot finish. First 35 mins saw UEW showing off as favourites in this particular game. However, a blunder in their area, landed the team into serious trouble. Ansah William caused the UEW defence to fall short and displacing the man in post with a beautiful field goal in the 65th minute. KNUST increased their tally with three minutes to spare from a penalty stroke after the goalkeeper of UEW infringed a KNUST srriker. The game ended 2-0 in favor of KNUST to send them second on the league log with 6points after 3 games. UEW still maintain their 4th spot with 2points