Action from the CONCACAF Under-15 Girls' Championship quarterfinal between the host Cayman Islands and Honduras (white jersey) on August 13, 2014, in George Town, Cayman Islands.
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Canada, Haiti, Honduras and Trinidad & Tobago earned places in the last four of the inaugural CONCACAF Under-15 Girls’ Championship after quarterfinal wins on Wednesday in the Cayman Islands.
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Here’s a recap of the evening’s action:
Cayman Islands 2, Honduras 3
Lisbeth Bonilla scored two goals and Honduras posted a 3-2 victory over the host Cayman Islands to seal a semifinal place in the 2014 CONCACAF Under-15 Girls’ Championship.
The match at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex was action packed, justifying the late kick-off that allowed the sizeable crowd to enter the venue before the opening whistle.
Lauren Scott put Cayman ahead 1-0 lead in the 18th minute. The team captain timed a run to latch onto a Halle Medina corner and volley home from the edge of box.
The composed Hondurans, cheered on by many of their compatriots living in Cayman, expanded their crisp passing game and won a series of free-kicks from around the home team’s penalty area. In the 28th minute, captain Lisbeth Bonilla’s free-kick from 25-yards out seared the underside of the crossbar to level the score at 1-1.
Cayman had an opportunity to retake the lead, but Scott hit a penalty kick high after star striker Chelsea Green was taken down in the box by goalkeeper Alexandra Padilla.
Rather than be down a goal, Honduras capitalized on that miss in the 47th minute as Bonilla blistered another free kick beyond goalkeeper Shimari Fisher to complete her brace.
Sharon Moreira’s insurance tally for the Central Americans in the 65th minute proved vital, as Tyra McField – off a Green assist -- made it 3-2 four minutes later.
Trinidad & Tobago 4, Bahamas 0
Trinidad & Tobago won by a comfortable margin, but were made to wait by the Bahamas until the 20th minute to get on the scoreboard thanks to an Alexis Fortune goal.
A pair of second-half strikes by Adanyo Phillip (39’, 49’) made it 3-0, while Raenah Campbell (52’) added another as the Soca Princesses posted their third shutout in four games.
Canada 8, Costa Rica 1
At the T.E. McField Sports Centre, Canada got three goals from Anyssa Ibrahim and secured a semifinal berth with an 8-1 victory Costa Rica.
Ibrahim opened the scoring in the second minute, but the celebration was short-lived as Meredith Calderon leveled the score five minutes later for Costa Rica.
From there, the Canadians went on to score seven unanswered goals.
Team captain Sarah Stratigakis (11’) and Ibrahim (28’) each struck to make it 3-1 at the interval.
Just nine minutes into the second half, Ibrahim (44’) completed her hat-trick, while Lauren Raimondo (54’) followed to give Canada a four-goal cushion.
As the Costa Ricans showed increasing signs of tiring, Stratigakis (65’), Shana Flynn (69’) and Teni Akindoju (70’) all scored in the last five minutes of normal time.
Jamaica 1, Haiti 2
Haiti mustered an impressive second-half comeback to overcome spirited Jamaica 2-1 and book a ticket to the semifinals.
Jody Brown’s 29th minute goal gave the Jamaicans a 1-0 lead, sending the large crowd of their supporters into a jubilant celebration.
After the break, the Haitians picked up the pace in attack and Lovelie Pierre equalized in the 47th minute.ith Lovelie Pierre. Three minutes later, Nerilla Mondesir got behind the Jamaica defense to net the game-winner.
2014 CONCACAF Under-15 Girls’ Championship – Semifinals
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at George Town, Cayman Islands – Truman Bodden Sports Complex
Trinidad & Tobago v Canada, 6:30 p.m.
Honduras v Haiti, 8:45 p.m.