• Monday Sep 23, 2013

    CFU U-17 Women: Grenada, Dominican Republic stay alive

    Action from the Caribbean Football Union Women’s Under-17 Tournament finals match between Grenada (left) and the Dominican Republic on September 23, 2013, at the Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince.

     

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Grenada and the Dominican Republic recovered from opening defeats and played to a 1-1 draw on Monday in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women's Under-17 Tournament, a result that kept them alive for a place in the competition’s semifinals.

     

    At the Stade Sylvio Cator, a cautiously disputed first half played out as both sides realized that second loss would guarantee elimination.

     

    The second half, however, was contested at a more urgent pace.  The Dominicans, in particular, placed additional emphasis on shooting from distance, hoping to find a way past goalkeeper Sparkle Joseph.

     

    Conversely, Grenada opted to counterattack during the times that the Dominican Republic pushed up the field in numbers.

     

    In the 82nd minute, that tactic paid dividends.  Shakkira Charles took the ball from the midfield and ran into the penalty area only to be brought down by Dominican goalkeeper Yelandy Contreras.  Referee Lola Simmons immediately pointed to the spot and Grenadian captain Roneisha Frank converted from the spot.

     

    Six minutes later, the Dominican Republic leveled through a long-distance effort by Emely Sosa that Joseph could not handle.

     

    Next up for Grenada is a Wednesday encounter against Bermuda, while the Dominican Republic will face Trinidad & Tobago the same day.

     

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