Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago advance to ConcacafW Championship
Published on 13 April 2022
Haitian player on the go during her team’s ConcacafW Qualifying match versus Cuba at the Estadio Olimpico Felix Sanchez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on April 12th 2022. (Photo: Concacaf Media)
Bridgetown, Barbados (April 12, 2022) – Three teams from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU)—Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago—booked their spots at the 2022 ConcacafW Championship following the results of Tuesday’s final match day of qualifying. Also advancing were Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama, with the six teams joining Canada and the USA for the championships.
Mexico took the top spot in Group A after defeating Puerto Rico 6-0 at Estadio Nemesio Diez in Toluca, Mexico. Jacqueline Ovalle’s brace (13’, 51’), along with goals from Katty Martinez (15’), Myra Delgadillo (19’), Diana Ordonez (55’) and Maria Sanchez (90+1’) sealed the win for the Mexicans.
In the other Group A game, Suriname won 5-1 over Antigua and Barbuda at Frank Essen Stadion in Paramaribo, Suriname. Van Ommeren Ravelcheny (27’), Andaya Lantveld (34’), Katoucha Patra (36’), Rowena Ondaan (68’) and Pique Naomi (90+4’) scored for the hosts, while Kai Jacobs (84’) scored Antigua and Barbuda’s lone goal.
Costa Rica emerged winners of Group B after defeating Guatemala 5-0 at Estadio Nacional in San Jose. Priscila Chinchilla (5’, 64’) led the way with a brace while Maria Salas (29’), Cristin Granados (52’) and Shirley Cruz (85’) each contributed goals to the scoreline.
Saint Kitts and Nevis finished second in Group B with a third straight win in a 6-0 triumph against the US Virgin Islands at Warner Park Football Stadium in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis. Phoenetia Browne bagged a brace (77’, 90+3’), while Ellie Stokes (21’), Cloey Uddenberg (51’), Caroline Springer (57’) and Jahzara Claxton (65’) added to the score.
The Reggae Girlz finished first in Group C after securing their fourth consecutive victory with a 5-1 win over the Dominican Republic. Khadija Shaw (79’, 90+3’) led the way with a brace, while Jody Brown (16’), Trudi Carter (40’) and Tiffany Cameron (60’) each added goals. However, Kathrynn Gonzalez scored the only goal for the Dominican Republic in the 24’.
Bermuda too ended Group C on a positive note thanks to a 6-0 win over Grenada at the Dame Flora Duffy National Sports Centre in Hamilton, Bermuda. Leilanni Nesbeth (10’, 56’, 73’) got a hat trick, while Nia Christopher (23’, 88’) had a brace and Victoria Davis (78’) added a goal for the hosts.
Panama secured their spot in the W Championship by virtue of their 2-0 victory against El Salvador at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City to finish at the top of Group D. Second half scores from Yerenis De Leon (65’) and Karla Riley (78’) lifted the Canaleras to the three points.
In Group D’s other match, Belize defeated Barbados 3-0 to conclude their campaign in Group D at Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador, El Salvador. Jayda Brown (55’, 90+4’) had a brace, while Shendra Casimiro (38’) also got on the scoresheet.
Haiti continued to score heavy against their opponents and posted a 6-0 win versus Cuba to claim Group E at Estadio Olimpico Felix Sanchez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Roselord Borgella bagged a brace (53’, 74’) to finish as qualifying’s joint-top scorer with 11 goals, while Nerilia Mondesir (23’), Melchie Dumornay (64’), Batcheba Louis (72’) and a Yarisleidy Mena (88’) own goal paved the way.
Honduras then defeated Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2-1 in Group E’s other match-up at Estadio Francisco Morazan in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Goals from Honduras’ Kendra Haylock (26’) and Gabriela Garcia (53’) sandwiched Denella Creese’s (45+2’) first-half stoppage time goal for the Vincy Heat.
Trinidad and Tobago earned a dramatic 2-2 draw with Guyana thanks to a late goal from Lauryn Hutchinson to take top spot in Group F at Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago. It looked like a brace from Guyana’s Sydney Cummings (45’, 82’) would outweigh Asha James’ 48’ goal, but Hutchinson’s score in the “nick of time” (90’) saw Trinidad and Tobago through to the W Championship.
Nicaragua also enjoyed a winning finish in Group F by defeating Dominica 10-0 at Estadio Nacional de Futbol in Managua. The W Qualifying joint-top scorer, Yessenia Flores, with 11 goals scored four goals (2’, 19’, 31’, 53’), while Lilieth Rivera (14’), Jaclyn Gilday (25’), Reyna Hernandez (49’), Nathaly Silva (58’), Yorcelly Humphreys (71’) and Martha Silva (87’) all contributed to the score line with a goal each..