• Saturday Aug 13, 2016

    Momentum builds as Bermuda remains perfect at CU15G 

    Bemuda's Danni Watson (pictured) gets ready to take a throw-in at the 2016 CONCACAF U-15 Girls' Championship in Orlando, Florida.

     

    ORLANDO, Florida – Bermuda is off to a flying start at the 2016 CONCACAF U-15 Championship, improving to 2W-0D-0L and owning sole possession of first place in Group E after a 3-1 win over the Bahamas on Saturday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

    Part of the reason for the Bermudians’ early success has been the play of its defense, which shutout the Cayman Islands, 3-0, in the opener for each Thursday.

    “I thought we played really good, communication was good,” defender Megan Titterton told CONCACAF.com after the Cayman encounter. “It was pretty good. I was nervous at the beginning, like our whole team. Once we got onto the pitch, we were good.”

    After two games in the inaugural U-15 event two years ago in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda only earned a single point. The squad’s improvement and degree development has observers taking note.

    When asked about the pre-tournament preparations, Titterton noted that training was “intense,” remarking: “We trained almost every single day, sometimes for the whole day…in the gym every week, weekend.”

    With six total goals from its first two outings, offensively, Bermuda has been led by Leilanni Nesbeth’s three. 

    “We can finish strongly,” noted Titterton about the attack, adding, “We always have good constructive criticism for each other and we cheer each other on.”

    There is a definite feel-good factor about Bermuda, which can earn a quarterfinal meeting with the Group A winner by virtue of topping its own table.

    Titterton is expecting the momentum to continue building.

    “To win and keep a positive attitude,” she finished, commenting on the side’s ultimate objectives in Orlando.

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