Under-20 Soca Princesses whip Grenada 9-1
Trinidad and Tobago won for the second time at the 2013 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Under-20 finals when crushing Grenada 9-1 in Group A, at Waterhouse Mini Stadium in Jamaica on Sunday, to maximize their efforts with six points from two matches.
Cuba also won their second match when beating Anguilla 6-0 to set up last night’s meeting for top spot in the group.
Meanwhile, hosts Jamaica and the Dominican Republic are both unbeaten with a maximum six points in Group B. Jamaica beat Suriname 5-0 and St Kitts & Nevis 11-0, while Dominican Republic beat Suriname 3-0 and St Kitts & Nevis 5-0.
On Sunday, Patrice Campbell opened the scoring for the Soca Princesses in the third minute. And in the 10th, captain Anique Walker put the ball past the goalkeeper to make it 2-0.
Grenada generated a measure of hope when Melissa Alexander scored in the 16th minute. This, however, proved to be the only occasion on which Grenada breached the goal.
T&T exacted revenge through Khadidra Debesette, who scored a hat-trick with goals in the 36th, 66th and 68th minutes. Naomie Guerra found the back of the net in the 21st, Shenelle Henry scored in the 78th, and Jonelle Warrick netted in the 75th and 91st minutes.
In the opening match of Sunday’s double-header at Waterhouse Mini-Stadium, the Anguillans found themselves in the deficit column from as early as the 12th minute, when Yoanna Calderon unleashed a firm shot to put the Cubans in the lead. Dissatisfied with one successful attempt at goal, she proceeded to score in the 37th, 60th and 68th minutes to erase any hope of recovery for the Anguillan team.
Yarileidy Mena scored the fifth goal for the Cubans in the 65th minute, and the rout of the Anguillans was completed by the dominant goal-scorer, Calderon, when she netted her fifth and Cuba’s sixth in the 85th.
With that victory, Cuba reached a maximum six points from their two matches.