Three teams win for the first time at 2022 ConcacafW Qualifiers
Published on 07 April 2022
The star of the day aptly named Starr Humphreys #10, who scored a hat trick, celebrates with teammate Alianne George at Windsor Park Sport Stadium in Roseau. (Photo: Concacaf Media)
Bridgetown, Barbados (April 6, 2022)– Several teams registered their first wins on Wednesday during play of the 2022 Concacaf W Qualifiers.
Antigua and Barbuda secured their first win in Group A thanks to a 1-0 victory against Anguilla at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.
Kai Jacobs provided the scored for the hosts in the 27’ when she slotted home a rebound after Anguilla GK Samisha Connor blocked a long-range free kick.
The win margin was also close in Group B, as Curacao collected three points in a narrow 1-0 triumph over the US Virgin Islands at the Bethlehem Soccer Complex in Saint Croix, USVI. Riesmarly Tokaay supplied the winning goal for Curacao in the 23’ from a deflection during a corner-kick.
The Cayman Islands joined the day’s other first-time winners after registering a 2-0 win over the hosts, Grenada, in Group C at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium in St. George’s, Grenada.
After a goalless first half, Caymanisn Shayana Windsor broke the deadlock in the 53’ with a composed right-footed finish to make it 1-0. Neesah Godet then added the second and final goal in the 86’ to complete the 2-0 scoreline.
Aruba and Belize played to an exciting 1-1 draw at the BFF Stadium in Belmopan, Belize, that being the only draw of the day.
Aruba took the lead in the 24’ when Vanessa Susanna found the back of the net but 10 minutes later, in the 33’, Belize equalized through Mikhaila Bowden.
Though both teams feverishly sought a winning goal, their defenses proved to be too strong, as neither side was able to surpass the other by the final whistle.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines picked up their first three points in Group E with an emphatic 5-1 win against the British Virgin Islands at Arnos Vale Stadium in Kingstown, Saint Vincent.
Five players found the back of the net for the Lady Heat, with Annesta Richards (7’), Areka Hooper (14’), Kristiane Wyllie (33’), Dionte Delpeche (66’) and Kitanna Richards (90+3’) getting the goals. However, the hosts’ sublime form was marred by an own goal from one of their goal scorers, Kitanna Richards, in the 61’.
Windsor Park Sport Stadium in Roseau, Dominica was the site for Dominica’s first victory, an 8-1 triumph against Turks and Caicos Islands.
The star of the day for the home side was the aptly named Starr Humphreys, who scored a hat trick with her goals coming in the 32’, 46’ and 48’.
Sari Finn also supplied a brace with scores in the 33’ and 40’, while Kasika Samuel (11’), Kylee Bertrand (84’) and Briyanna Philip (90’) added their names to the scoresheet for the hosts.
Despite the heavy scoring from the hosts, the Turks and Caicos Islands is a team with a very determined spirit. Ensuring that they did not go home empty handed was Kadine Delphin who scored her side’s first goal in qualifiers, finding the back of the net in the 45+2’.