Puerto Rico Scores Big As Jamaica Tops Haiti

Couva, Trinidad - Group A of the Women's Caribbean Cup Finals wrapped up today with Jamaica defeating Haiti 2-0 and Puerto Rico restoring some pride with a 5 - 1 victory over fellow strugglers Bermuda.

The first match at the Ato Boldon Stadium showcased 5 goals in the first half as Puerto Rico opened up the scoring in the 13th minute by Karina Socarras. Minutes later Puerto Rico doubled their lead when Zahimara Fantauzzi scored in the 15th minute.

Bermuda replied a minute later but it was Puerto Rican player Miosoty Garcia, who was guilty of putting the ball in the back of her own net. Puerto Rico then scored their 4th goal of the first half with Scout Benson in the 45th minute.

The second half proved to be one way traffic as Puerto Rico's Karina Socarras scored her second in the 76th minute.

The Bermudian team fought bravely throughout the second half but Puerto Rico continued dominating ball possession for the remainder of the match.

Puerto Rico finished up by scoring a penalty in the 82th minute with Maria Aquino successfully converting for Puerto Rico to finish 3rd in Group A.

The final match of Group A displayed two powerhouses in Jamaica and Haiti as they battled for first place honours. Both teams started the match with high energy, as fans and neutral supporters were given a quality display of football on the night.

The first goal of the match came from Reggaegirl Jodi-Ann MC Gregor, who scored a beautiful curling free-kick that beat Haitian Goalkeeper Kencia Marseille in the 8th minute of play.

The Haitian ladies tried to recover during the first half but the Reggaegirls kept high confidence and bossed most of the possession.

Haiti in the 24th minute shouted for a penalty but were unsuccessful as the first half ended in Jamaica's favor. Jamaica doubled their lead in the second half with a goal from Donnakay Henry in the 81st which would ultimately secure them as Group A winners.

Tomorrow in Group B Antigua & Barbuda and St. Kitts & Nevis will battle for the 3rd place spot at 4pm, While at 6pm host Trinidad & Tobago will face Martinique.