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U-20 Soca Princesses thump Anguilla
Three different players were on target as T&T’s Under-20 Soca Princesses thumped Anguilla 3-0 to kick off their Group A Caribbean Football Union final round of qualification to the Concacaf World Cup qualifiers at the Waterhouse Mini Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica on Friday night. The Izler Browne-coached Soca Princesses took the lead with a goal from Shanisa Camejo in the 33rd minute and three minutes before the half-time interval Patrice Campbell made it 2-0. The Soca Princesses entered the second-half with confidence and in the 48th minute, captain Anique Walker, one of three team members to play in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup on home soil in 2010 hit the back of the net for her team’s third.
T&T advanced to the CFU final round after topping its first round qualifiers with maximum six points after wins against Aruba (5-0) and Dominican Republic (3-0) in their three-team Pool A series while Anguilla topped Pool B after beating St Kitts/Nevis (2-1), British Virgin Islands (2-0) and Antigua & Barbuda (1-0). In Friday’s first Group A match, Cuba’s campaign for championship honours got off to a confident start, as it delivered a strong message to all rivals with a 7-2 victory over Grenada. Scoring for Cuba were Allancy Arrebato Gainza in the 17th and 68th minutes, Yoanna Calderon in the 22nd, Roxana Galan in the 24th, Aidachi Millan Marrero in the 81st, and Taida Bacallao Aguillar in the 87th minute. Though Cherise Hood scored for Grenada in the 31st and 33rd minutes, her teammate Samantha McSween scored an own goal in the 54th minute.
The Cubans reached the final round after they was second to Jamaica on goal-difference following a 1-1 draw in their clash in their first round Group D series after defeating Curacao 6-0 and Bermuda 4-0 while Grenada was runner-up in Pool C to Suriname after a 3-0 in their decider came after wins against Dominica (3-2) and St Vincent and The Grenadines (3-2) Last night in Group B at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, Suriname met Dominican Republic and Jamaica played St Kitts/Nevis while today, the T&T team which also includes twin sisters Khadisha and Khadidra Debesette of La Brea All Stars, and Jonelle Warrick, all of whom featured in the Under-17 World Cup as well meet Grenada from 7pm and Cuba faces Anguilla two hours earlier.
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