Five Caribbean teams through to CWU20 Quarters
Published on 03 March 2020
Dominican Republic Captain Alyssa Oviedo #11 celebrates with team mates during their “come from behind” 4 – 1 win against El Salvador. (Photo Mexsport/Concacaf)
Five Caribbean teams—Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti and Guyana— advanced to the Quarterfinals of the 2020 Concacaf Under-20 Women’s Championship after completing their Round of 16 matches at the weekend.
On February 29, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic qualified with convincing wins over Bermuda and El Salvador respectively.
Jamaica easily defeated Bermuda in a thumping 9-1 victory at the Panamericano stadium, San Cristobal, Dominican Republic. The scoring was led by Jody Brown with four goals (13’ 61’ 76’ 90’+1) followed by a brace from Sydoney Clarke (83’ 88’) while Lacey Murray (12’), Chantelle Parker (53’) and Nevillegail Able (41’) contributed a goal each. Bermuda’s Nia Christopher was able score a solitary goal in the 26’.
The second Caribbean team to qualify on the day was host Dominican Republic over Central America’s El Salvador at the Olimpico Felix Sanchez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Yoselyn Lopez gave the El Salvadorians an early lead when she scored the only goal for her team in the 22’. However, the Dominican Republic replied with four goals to overtake the 1-nil lead with Mia Asenjo’s double strike (52’ 78’) while Jazlyn and Alyssa Oviedo scored a goal each in the 37’ and 65’.
In the other Round of 16 matches played on March 1, 2020 Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana completed the Caribbean line-up in the quarterfinals with wins over Barbados, Puerto Rico and the Cayman Islands.
On the day’s first match-up Haiti routed Barbados in a 12-nil drubbing at the Panamericano stadium. Melchie Dumornay scored four scorching goals (24’ 25’ 33’ and 52’). Valentina Ornis got her hat-trick with goals coming in the (16’ 38’ 67’) while Estericove Joseph (2’), Dayana Pierre Louis (20’), Ruthny Mathurin (48’) Mirlene Dorce (82’) and Flero Surpris (89’) added goals.
With her total on the day, Dumornay currently leads the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 in scoring with 10 goals.
Also, at the Panamericano stadium, in the most dramatic match of the tournament to date, Trinidad and Tobago advanced past Puerto Rico 5-4 in a penalty shootout following a 3-all draw after stoppage time.
Afiyah Cornwall (3’, 44’) scored for the Soca Warriors in regular time, while Puerto Rico’s Malina Pardo (18’) and Idelys Vazquez (24’) secured a goal each for their team. The 2-2 draw meant another 30 minutes of extra time, with Maria-frances Serrant (107’) scoring for Trinidad and Tobago and Cristina Torres (112’) leveling for the Boricuas in the extra period.
Guyana then completed the Caribbean line-up with a 2-0 win over the Cayman Islands at the Olimpico Felix Sanchez stadium, in which Aubrey Narine scored twice (24’ 55’) for the Golden Jaguars.
The Quarterfinals of the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship will continue in the Dominican Republic on March 4, 2020.
Jamaica vs Dominican Republic – 1PM at the Panamericano stadium
USA vs Canada – 3PM at the Olimpico Felix Sanchez stadium
Haiti vs Guyana – 4PM at the Panamericano stadium
Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago – 6PM at the Olimpico Felix Sanchez stadium