Dominican Republic and Haiti narrowly misses out on FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup

Published on 07 March 2020
Dominican Republic in action against the USA in the first semifinal at the Estadio Felix Sanchez. (Photo: Mexsport/Concacaf)

 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic –  Hosts Dominican Republic and Haiti narrowly missed out on the 2020 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup after they went down to the United States and Mexico in the semi-finals of the Concacaf Under-20 Women’s Championship at the Estadio Olimpico Felix Sanchez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Facing four time champions USA, the Dominican Republic went down 6-0 in the day’s first semifinal match-up. Briana Pinto scored a hat trick starting with a double strike inside the first five minutes in the 2’ and 4’ giving the U.S. a strong start to the game. Trinity Rodman then stretched the lead to 3-0 in the 16’ before Pinto capped off her hat trick in the 41’ to give the U.S. a 4 nil half-time lead.

Mia Fishel then scored in the 57’ while Rodman completed her brace in the 62’ to make it a 6-0 score line.

In the day’s final match, Haiti lost out on a World Cup berth when they were defeated by Champions Mexico (4-2) in penalty kicks. However, both teams were locked in a fierce battle as neither side was able to surpass the other in regular or extra-time.

After going into the half 0-0, Haiti’s Melchie Dumornay, the tournament’s leading goal scorer easily found the back of the net in the 56’ via a free kick. However, Mexico  responded in the 68’ to make it 1-1 from the boot of Joseline Montoya.

 

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