Shakira Duncan (yellow jersey) scored four goals for Jamaica in its CFU Women's Caribbean Cup win St. Lucia on June 20, 2014, in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic. (Photo courtesy of the Federación Dominicana de Fútbol)
SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic – Shakira Duncan scored four goals and Jamaica posted a 14-0 victory over St. Lucia on Friday in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Caribbean Cup at the Estadio Panamericano.
The result lifted Jamaica into a Group 5 first-place tie with the Dominican Republic on three points each, though the Reggae Girlz are ahead on goal difference (+14 to +7). St. Lucia was eliminated from the competition after two first-round games.
The Jamaicans were ahead 2-0 before half an hour had elapsed thanks to strikes from Omolyn Davis (2’) and Sashana Campbell (28’)’ second-minute strike.
Duncan made it 3-0 in the 37th minute with her first tally. The former University of West Florida standout (55’, 56’, 61’) netted three more in the second half.
Jamaica went into half-time with a 5-0 lead after Donnakay Henry (45’+2) found the back of the net and an own-goal by Ellaisa Marquis (45’+6).
After the break, in addition to Duncan’s continued outstanding play, Alexa Allen (67’, 74’, 86’) hit for a hat-trick.
Kenesha Reid (79’), Amy Loughran (88’) and Sherona Forrester (90’) also contributed a goal each.
The host Dominican Republic and Jamaica will meet on Sunday in the group decider, with the visitor needing only a draw to secure a final round berth.
The CFU Women’s Caribbean Cup is the region’s championship for national teams that is also serving as a Women’s World Cup qualifying competition.
2014 CARIBBEAN FOOTBALL UNION WOMEN’S CARIBBEAN CUP
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP QUALIFYING RESULTS, TABLES & FIXTURES
GROUP 5 (at San Cristobal, Dominican Republic – Estadio Panamericano)
Wednesday – June 18, 2014
Dominican Republic 7, St. Lucia 0
Friday – June 20, 2014
St. Lucia 0, Jamaica 14
Sunday – June 22, 2014
Dominican Republic v Jamaica