Tuesday, January 16, 2018

‘Ya Ya’ gives Soca Princesses 2nd win


CORDNER ACTION: T&T senior women’s team striker Kennya “Ya Ya” Cordner, right, taking on national Under-20 defender Kadidra Debesette in a scrimmage match.

Mark Fraser

 Striker Kennya “Ya Ya” Cordner scored the only goal as Trinidad and Tobago National Women Football team won for the second time on a four-match tour of Clarleston, South Carolina, USA.

Trinidad and Tobago beat the College of Charleston 1-0 on Thursday night, following a 7-0 win over the Charlestown Southern University the night before. 

Preparing for the Caribbean leg first round of the Women’s World Cup Qualifiers to be held from April 7-14, T&T will play probably their toughest match tonight against University of South Carolina (USC) from 6pm at Stone Stadium, before closing out their tour against Coastal Carolina University on Sunday, from 6 p.m. in Conway, South Carolina. Trinidad and Tobago are seeking to qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, the first in the country’s history. 

T&T had previously met the College of Charleston “Cougars” in 2012, when the Americans spent 10 days training and playing matches at the University of the West Indies ground, where T&T won the opener 2-1 and the College of Charleston took the return match 4-1. Meanwhile, Cordner, Tasha St Louis, Maylee Attin Johnson and Lauren Hutchinson all scored in T&T’s opening win over Charlestown Southern University. 


Maylee Attin-Johnson, Rhea Belgrave, Kennya Cordner, Karyn Forbes, Kimika Forbes, Janine Francois, Dernelle Mascall, Anastasia Prescott, Tasha St Louis, Patrice Superville, Arin King, Afiyah Mathias, Kenya Charles, Jonelle Warrick, Camille Borneo, Lauryn Hutchinson, Linfah Jones, Annalis Cummings, Jo-Marie Lewis and Shenelle Henry.

Technical staff: Anton Corneal (technical director), Marlon Charles (coach), Rajesh Latchoo (assistant coach), Vernetta Flanders (manager)