Indian Airlines captured its fifth consecutive John F. Kennedy Memorial Field Hockey Tournament title yesterday, after a member of the Lions club would not leave the truf when redcarded for unsportsmanlike conduct.
West Chester defeated last year's champion, Red Rose, 1-0, for the women's title. Both games were played at the Lincoln Mall.
Indian Airlines, a team made up of airlines personnel from New Delhi, led the Toronto club, 2-0, midway through the second half when pay was halted. lSuky Grewal had scored both goals in the first half.
In the women's competition, Olympic teams from New Zealand and Australia elected not to meet in the finals because both squads are on a tour of the United States and will play next weekend in Philadelphia. Thus, the third- and fourth-place teams played for the title.
West Chester captain Gaile Smith scored the only goal needed to take the title away for the defending champions.
"Some of the players on the Red Rose team are West Chester alumni and it was nice to beat them," Smith said. "But the biggest high of the tournament was when we only lost, 3-2, to the New Zealand team."