Day 4 summary from the XVIIth U.A.N.A. Pan American Junior Men's Championships


Game #25 PUR 4 USA 7

United States had to play hard the whole to get a victory against an inspired Puerto Rico team. USA was ahead 2-0 at the first quarter, but the Puerto Rico defense tightened up and kept USA from scoring in the second quarter.

Both teams exchanged goals in the third quarter giving USA a 5-2 lead. At the beginning of the fourth quarter Puerto Rico scored two goals after a USA goal to make the score 6-4. They had two extra man situations in a row but weren’t able to capitalize. An outside shot from Max Merrill put the game out of reach for Puerto Rico. Luis Mojica (#4) from Puerto Rico was the top scorer for the game with 4 goals. Reid Chase (#8) for the USA team was their top scorer with three goals. Puerto Rico plays Mexico tomorrow, a game that might have implications from 4-6 places in their division while USA plays Peru.

  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final
PUR 0 0 2 2 4
USA 2 0 3 2 7

Referees:  Borut CERNIC (CAN) and Guillermo GRGICEVIC (ARG)
UANA Delegate:  Guillermo PACHECO

Game #26 MEX 6 COL 5

In what could be considered an upset, Mexico played their best game of the tournament to overcome Colombia 6-5. The game started with a first quarter of matching offense and defense, which ended on a 1-1 tie. On the second quarter, Mexico centre forward Ramirez and attacker Juarez scored 1 and 2 goals apiece to give Mexico a lead going into the third quarter 4-3.

Colombia, using every opportunity on their extra man, was able to tie the game at 5 at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Ramirez scored the only goal of the quarter to give Mexico the victory. Brian Ramirez and Erik Juarez scored two goals each for Mexico, while Paulo Hernandez and Guillermo Perez did the same for Venezuela. Mexico plays Puerto Rico, a game that might have implications from 4-6 places in their division. Venezuela has the day off.

  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final
MEX 1 3 1 1 6
COL 1 2 2 0 5

Referees: Jose WERNER (BRA) and Charissa HACKSHAW (TRI)

Game #27 BRA 16 VEN 5

In a game full of emotions and placing implications, Brazil came ahead of Venezuela by the score 16-5 . The score allowed Brazil to go to the quarter finals in first  place in their group, even though they have to beat Argentina tomorrow.  It was a close game in the first quarter, with Brazil ahead 2-1. Brazil overpowered Venezuela in the second quarter and never looked back They scored six goals in the third, most of them coming in counter attacks.

Venezuela tried to hold off the Brazilian attack but they were not a match for the opponent’s attack. Gustavo Guimaraes was the key for Brazil with seven goals. Hugo Velazquez was top scorer for Venezuela with two goals. Venezuela has a bye tomorrow.

  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final
BRA 2 4 6 4 16
VEN 2 1 4 1 5

Referees:  Wilmer POZO (PER) and Jose CARDENAS (COL)
UANA Delegate:  Neil MUIR

Game #28 ARG 9 TRI 10

The game between Argentina and Trinidad and Tobago decided 4-5 place in bracket A. Argentina jumped ahead 4-3, mostly on the scoring of # 6, who had three of the four goals of his team. During the second quarter, Trinidad came back strong in the second quarter, scoring three goals mostly on set plays from the centre post. At the half the game was tied at 6.

During the third quarter, Trinidad got scores from set plays on the centre post and extra man to go ahead 9-8. For the fourth quarter, Trinidad increased their lead with a counter attack. Argentina scored on an outside shot after a Trinidad forced shot to make it a one goal game. Trinidad called a time out and finished the game with the lead. Argentina will play Brazil tomorrow while Trinidad plays Canada.

  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final
ARG 4 2 2 1 9
TRI 3 3 3 1 10

Referees:  Hélène PAINCHAUD (CAN) and Humberto NAVARRO (PUR)
UANA Delegate:  Manuel DE JESUS