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    CU15G Recap: August 13, 2016

    Canada (pictured) gathers for a team photo prior to its CONCACAF U-15 Girls' Championship match against El Salvador on August 13, 2016, in Orlando, Florida.

    ORLANDO, Florida – Table-topping Bermuda (2W-0D-0L, 6 points) edged closer to a place in the 2016 CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ Championship quarterfinals with a 3-1 win over Group E rival Bahamas (1-0-1, 3) on Saturday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

    Leilanni Nesbeth netted a goal in each half to take her tournament total to three and Adia Gibbons added another in a performance that featured another strong defensive performance.  On Thursday, the Bermudians shutout for a second straight outing.  On Thursday, the Bermudians shutout the Cayman Islands, 3-0.

    After narrow 1-0 losses to Mexico and the United States, Haiti (1-0-2, 3) remained alive by defeating Trinidad & Tobago (1-0-2, 3), 5-0, with all the goals coming in the first half.  Melchie Daelle Dumonay netted three goals, while Sheelove Joseph and Angeline Gustave added one apiece.

    The United States completed Group A by clinching first place, outdistancing the Dominican Republic, 7-0, and improving to 4-0-0.  Samantha Meza and Sunshine Fontes struck for two goals in the victory. 

    As did the U.S., unblemished Canada (4-0-0) also secured a top seed on the strength of 6-0 Group B triumph over El Salvador.  Sydney Kennedy led the way with a hat-trick.

    Jamaica and the Cayman Islands also notched their first wins, beating Venezuela (2-1) and Antigua & Barbuda (3-0), respectively. 

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    2016 CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ Championship

    ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – Orlando, Florida, USA

    Match Recaps – August 13, 2016

    GROUP A

    Haiti 5, Trinidad & Tobago 0

    Melchie Daelle Dumonay (6’ pen, 17’, 35’), who scored in the CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship earlier this year, struck for three goals and Haiti earned a 5-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago.  In a strong first-half performance, Sheelove Joseph (17’) and Angeline Gustave (29’) also netted.

    Dominican Republic 0, United States 7

    The United States sealed first place in Group A, topping the Dominican Republic, 7-0, as Samantha Meza (2’, 3’) and Sunshine Fontes (9’, 40’) scored two goals each.  Kalyssa Van Zanten (17’) made it 4-0 near the first half’s midway point, while Payton Linnehan (41’) completed the scoreline six minutes after the break.  The Americans completed group play with 30 goals scored and none conceded.

     GROUP B

    Jamaica 2, Venezuela 1

    Kelsy Rondon (8’) gave Venezuela (0-0-3, 0) an early lead, but Jamaica (1-0-2, 3) stormed back to post a 2-0 win.  Giselle Washington (25’ pen) equalized from the penalty spot, before Spice Clarke (32’) struck for game-winner three minutes before halftime.

    El Salvador 0, Canada 6

    Defending champion Canada secured a first-place finish, closing Group B play with a 6-0 win over El Salvador.  Sydney Kennedy (18’, 35’+1, 39’) struck for a hat-trick before 40 had elapsed and took her tournament total to six goals.  Teni Akindoju (27’, 41’) added a brace, while Lara Kazandjian (52’) netted her first goal of the competition.  The Canadians have scored 19 goals and conceded none in four outings.

     GROUP E

    Cayman Islands 3, Antigua & Barbuda 0

    The Cayman Islands (1-0-1, 3) bounced back from an opening loss to Bermuda to top Antigua & Barbuda (0-0-2, 0), 3-0.  Arthmeis Deslandes-Hydes (8’), Daniella Gourzong (35’+2 pen) and Sabrina Suberan (63’) scored in a winning effort.

    Bahamas 1, Bermuda 3

    Leilanni Nesbeth (22’, 36’) scored two goals and Bermuda made it two wins in as many outings, earning a 3-1 win over the Bahamas.  Adia Gibbons (46’) also netted for the Bermudians, who conceded their first goal of the competition when Abigail Simms (61’) pulled one back for the Bahamas with nine minutes remaining in normal time.

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