Curaçao recorded a big win on the opening day of qualifying for the 2022 Concacaf Women’s U20 Championship yesterday, Monday, September 13, 2021. Saint Lucia was defeated 5-2. Suriname triumphed with the same numbers over Grenada, while Bermuda was too strong for the US Virgin Islands 5-0.
The qualifying tournament for the 2022 Concacaf Women’s U20 Championship is currently taking place in Curaçao.
The host nation delivered smiles to the home fans, as the Curaçao squad downed Saint Lucia 5-2 to rise to first place in Group C.
All five Curaçao goals came in the first half. Taisha Hansen scored in the 4th and 16th minute. Sadeyah Rosa was accurate in the 28th and 37th minute and Queenjelly Alexandre (30’) also chipped in with a goal.
Saint Lucia did close out in strong fashion though, scoring their two goals in the second stanza through Arnicka Louis (53’) and Cassandra Shepherd (90+4’).
Suriname got a big effort from Saveira Gallant with two goals to down Grenada 5-2 in Group D play. Gallant struck in the 40’ and 57’ and was joined on the scoresheet by Dareesha Slijngard (16’), Samanie Loe-a-foe (32’) and Cady Chin-see-chong (44’). Grenada’s two goals came from Ronniellia Bubb (9’) and Shaniah Johnson (59’).
Bermuda were off to a winning start in Group A after posting a 5-0 triumph over US Virgin Islands. Jahni Simmons (13’, 90+4’) and Katherine Bean (18’, 21’) each had a brace, with Jaden Masters (20’) also supplying a goal in the clean sheet victory.
The day’s action was rounded out in Group B, as the Cayman Islands earned a 2-0 victory against Bahamas. Molly Kehoe supplied all the
scoring for the Cayman Islands, with scores in the 45’ and 70’ for a crucial three points to first place in the group.