VILLA MARÍA DEL TRIUNFO SPORTS CENTER REOPENS ITS DOORS FOR NATIONAL FIELD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP
Eleven goals were scored during the first day of competition, which was held at the Lima 2019 venue and was attended by a lot of fans.
Villa María del Triunfo spectators were excited by the goals scored, the colorful uniforms and the 150 athletes in action, who relived the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games held between late July and early September. The National Field Hockey Senior Championship was held last weekend.
Dozens of fans attended to witness the competition organized by the Peruvian Hockey Federation, which allowed nine teams to compete at the facilities built for Lima 2019.
A total of eleven goals were scored during the four matches played. In the women’s tournament, the 2018 champion San Silvestre Sport defeated 2-0 Mater Admirábilis, while OMA defeated 2-1 Lima Cricket. Gretell Mejía (San Silvestre), member of the national team, participated at the Pan American Games and was the first hockey player to score an official goal in this pitch.
In the men’s tournament, Santa María Sport beat 3-0 Lions, while OMA defeated 2-1 Lima Cricket. Libardoni stayed on the bench.
Lima Cricket. Libardoni stayed on the bench.
“We’re proud to be back at this venue and start this National Championship. This is something we’ve dreamed of for many years since 2006, when we won a medal at the South American Games. We now have these pitches thanks to Lima 2019. Next year we’ll have the Panam Challenge and the South American Championship between June and July,” said the President of the Federation Gianni Delucchi.
This hockey tournament will take place every Sunday until December 1, when the men’s final will be played.
The Villa María del Triunfo Sports Center hosted seven sports during the Pan American Games: hockey, rugby, water polo, softball, baseball, Basque pelota and Peruvian frontón, as well as archery. Football 5-a-side and football 7-a-side also took place at this venue during the Parapan American Games.
The Lima 2019 Games were held between July 26 with the Pan American Games Opening Ceremony and September 1 with the Parapan American Games Closing Ceremony.