CWU17 Preview: Day Four
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Action from the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship game between Guatemala (white) and Canada on October 31, 2013, in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  (Photo: Mexsport)

 

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Canada and the United States will look to secure semifinal places in the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship (CWU17) on Saturday, when they face Trinidad & Tobago and Guatemala, respectively, at Catherine Hall Stadium . 

With victories, the North American powers will join Jamaica in the event’s knockout phase.

The Canadians opened their campaign on Thursday with an 8-0 win over Guatemala. Emily Borgmann also struck for a hat-trick, while Marie Levasseur and Nadya Gill added two apiece for the second straight game.

Like Canada, the U.S. started off the competition with an 8-0 triumph.  Trinidad & Tobago held strong until the 32nd minute, when Mallory Pugh struck for the first of her two tallies.  Zoe Morse’s goal fifty minutes later was the Americans’ 100th in tournament history.  Remarkably, the feat was achieved in only 16 games.

“The involvement of our team over 90 minutes was excellent,” said U.S. head coach B.J. Snow.  “We were able to find spaces to penetrate, whether it was the width or inside to find those pockets. Overall, I was very pleased.”

Can his team continue with its impressive play?

CONCACAF.com takes a look at today’s games:

2013 CONCACAF WOMEN’S UNDER-17 CHAMPIONSHIP

Montego Bay, Jamaica – Catherine Hall Stadium

Saturday – November 2, 2013

GROUP BCanada v Trinidad & Tobago, 4:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. local)
First-ever CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship (CWU17) meeting

Canada Quick Facts

•  Group B record: GP – 1; W – 1; D – 0; L – 0; GF – 8; GA – 0

•  Group B results:  8-0 win v Guatemala (Goals: Marie Mychele Metivier 9’, 40’; Emily Borgmann 27’; Jessie Fleming 56’; Marie Levasseur 58’, 88’; Nadya Gill 80, 86’)

•  4th appearance in CWU17 finals

•  All-Time CWU17 record: GP – 16; W – 12; D – 1; L – 3; GF – 44; GA – 11

•  All-Time Leading WU17 scorer:  Summer Clarke (6 goals…all in 2012)

•  Conceded 1 goal or less in last 12 WU17 games

Trinidad & Tobago Quick Facts

•  Group B record: GP – 1; W – 0; D – 0; L – 1; GF – 0; GA – 8

•  Group B results:  8-0 loss v Canada

•  3rd appearance in CWU17 finals

•  All-Time CWU17 record: GP – 7; W – 1; D – 2; L – 4; GF – 6; GA – 25

•  All-Time Leading WU17 scorer:  Jessica DeLeon, Mariah Shade (2 goals each…both in 2008)

•  Shutout in last 4 CWU17 games

United States v Guatemala, 7:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. local)

First-ever CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship (CWU17) meeting

 

United States Quick Facts

•  Group B record: GP – 1; W – 1; D – 0; L – 0; GF – 8; GA – 0

•  Group B results:  8-0 win v Trinidad & Tobago (Goals: Mallory Pugh 32’, 81’; Anika Rodriguez 38’; Marley Canales 42’; Madison Haley 52’; Civana Kuhlmann 77’; Zoe Morse 82’; Natalie Jacobs 88’)

•  4th appearance in CWU17 finals

•  All-Time CWU17 record: GP – 16; W – 15; D – 1; L – 0; GF – 101; GA – 2

•  All-Time Leading WU17 scorer:  Summer Green (12 goals…all in 2012)

•  Posted shutouts in last 11 CWU17 games

•  Became first team to reach 100 goals in CWU17 play with Zoe Morse’s goal against Trinidad & Tobago on October 31, 2013

Guatemala Quick Facts

•  Group B record: GP – 1; W – 0; D – 0; L – 1; GF – 0; GA – 8

•  Group B results:  8-0 loss v Canada

•  2nd appearance in CWU17 finals

•  All-Time CWU17 record: GP – 4; W – 0; D – 0; L – 4; GF – 2; GA – 24

•  All-Time Leading WU17 scorer:  Paula Ibarguen, Vivian Herrera (1 goal each…both in 2012)