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CU17W Preview: Day Five
Haiti's Roseline Eloissaint (blue jersey) has been one of the most exciting players at the 2016 CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship. (Photo: Mexsport)
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ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Even though they are tied for first place on six points each, due to goal difference, Canada (+10) will have to beat Haiti (+14) on Monday if it wishes to advance to the 2016 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship semifinals as the Group A winner.

The sides – which met in the 2014 CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship final -- will square off at the Grenada Athletics having already secured final-four berths.

Host Grenada and Guatemala will conclude the doubleheader, with both still searching for their first points.

CONCACAF.com takes a look at the day’s games:

2016 CONCACAF UNDER-17 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP (CU17W)
St. George’s, Grenada – Grenada Athletics Stadium
Monday – March 7, 2016

GROUP A

Canada v Haiti, 4:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. local)
First CU17W meeting

Canada and Haiti met twice in 2014 CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship … many of same players in both tournaments

2014 CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship Meetings:
Canada 1 (Lauren Raimondo 14’), Haiti 1 (Nerilia Mondesir 15’) … Group Stage
Canada 1 (Lauren Raimondo 74’), Haiti 1 (Nerilia Mondesir 47’) … 4-1 pens … Final

Golden Ball: Sarah Stratigakis (Canada) … Golden Boot: Chelsea Green (Cayman Islands) & Nerilia Mondesir (Haiti), 6 goals each

Canada
- Group A Results: 3-0 win v Guatemala (Jayde Riviere 7’; Sarah Stratigakis 34’; Vital Kats 65’); 7-0 win v Grenada (Nahida Baalbaki 3'
- Teni Akindoju 12‘, 13’, 26’; Jordyn Huitema 72‘; Kennedy Faulknor 85‘; Jordyn Huitema 89‘)
- CU17W Appearances: 5-2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016
- Best Finish: Champion-1 (2010)
- All-Time CU17W Record: GP-22; W-16; D-2; L-4; GF-70; GA-13
- All-Time Leading CU17W Scorer: Summer Clarke (6 goals…2012: 6); Marie-Mychele Metivier (6 goals…2013: 6)
- Method of Qualification: automatic North American entrant
- Only nation in CONCACAF history to qualify for all four previous editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
- Reached the last three CU17W finals, falling in the 2013 decider to Mexico, 4-2 on penalty kicks, following a 0-0 draw
- Only CU17W title came in 2010 … prevailed over the USA – a side that had scored 32 goals and allowed none in group-stage play – in the semifinals, 5-3 on penalty kicks, after a scoreless draw
- Six players on 2016 CU17W roster saw action at 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship in Honduras, led by midfielder Sarah Stratigakis, who scored two goals (2 v Honduras) and was named to Best XI team. The others are: forward Shana Flynn (1 goal v Jamaica); midfielders Anyssa Ibrahim and Vital Kats (1 goal v Jamaica); defender Emma Regan and goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx
- Sarah Stratigakis: appeared in four games at 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship; appeared in four games at 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup; won Golden Ball award at 2014 CONCACAF Under-15 Girls’ Championship
- Anyssa Ibrahim: scored five goals in 2014 CONCACAF Under-15 Girls’ Championship
- Kennedy Faulknor has 4 caps for the senior national team
- In 7-0 win v Grenada, Teni Akindoju (14), recorded fastest hat-trick (12‘, 13’, 26’) from start of game in CU17W history (USA’s Morgan Brian: 27 mins. v Cayman Islands in 2010)
- 12W-0D-2L in CU17W group-stage games
- Largest CU17W win: (2013) 11-0 win v Trinidad & Tobago
- Trails only USA for most CU17W wins (16 – 20) and goals scored (70 – 128)
- Conceded 1 goal or fewer in 17 of last 18 CU17W games, including shutouts in last 4 outings
- FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Appearances: 4-2008, 2010, 2012, 2014

Haiti
- Group A Results: 13-0 win v Grenada (Mikerline Saint Felix 5‘, 15’; Nerilia Mondesir 9‘, 38’, 41’, 42’; Melchie Daelle ‘Coventina’ Dumonay 14‘; Martine Olivier 28‘; Shelsie Melissa Dacius 34‘, 55’; Roseline Eloissaint 54‘; Lovelie Pierre 72‘, 83’); 3-2 win v Guatemala (Mikerline Saint Felix 7’, 12’; Nerilia Mondesir 89’)
- CU17W Appearances: 3-2010, 2013, 2016
- Best Finish: never advanced past Group Stage
- All-Time CU17W Record: GP-8; W-2; D-1; L-5; GF-17; GA-19
- All-Time Leading CU17W scorer: Nerilia Mondesir (5 goals…2016: 5)
- Method of Qualification: Runner-up, Caribbean qualifying
- Qualification Record: GP-7; W-6; D-0; L-1; GF-35; GA-5
- Qualifying Results: 7-1 win v Curacao (Nerilia Mondesir 39, 59’, 67’; Shelsie Melissa Dacius 57‘; Melchie Daelle ‘Coventina’ Dumonay 61‘; Dolores Jean Thomas 76‘, 80’) … 4-0 win v Bermuda (Nerilia Mondesir 12‘, 30’, 44’, 63’) ... 13-0 win v Barbados (Nerilia Mondesir 2‘, 41’, 43’, 68’; Nelourde Nicolas 32‘; Shelsie Melissa Dacius 42‘, 45’+1; Lovelie Pierre 55‘, 74’; Mikerline Saint Felix 63‘, 90’+2; Roseline Eloissaint 65‘, Roseline Eloissaint 88‘) ... 3-0 win v Dominican Republic (Nelourde Nicolas 16‘; Roseline Eloissaint 20‘; Wagnelda Millien 48‘) ... 4-0 win v Trinidad & Tobago (Nelourde Nicolas 9‘, 26‘; Nerilia Mondesir 39‘; Lovelie Pierre 51‘) ... 3-2 win (aet) v Cuba (Nelourde Nicolas 16‘; Nerilia Mondesir 99‘; Lovelie Pierre 104‘) ... 1-2 loss v Jamaica (Nerilia Mondesir 71’)
- Qualifying Scorers: Nerilia Mondesir (14 goals); Nelourde Nicolas (5); Lovelie Pierre (4); Shelsie Melissa Dacius, Roseline Eloissaint (3); Dolores Jean Thomas, Mikerline Saint Felix (2); Melchie Daelle ‘Coventina’ Dumonay, Wagnelda Millien (1)
- With 13-0 win v Grenada, equaled USA’s record for most goals scored by a team in a single CU17W match (2010: USA 13, Cayman Islands 0) … also set new mark for most goals scored in 1st half of a CU17W game (9) … USA had 8 v Cayman Islands
- Posted first-ever shutout in a CU17W game (7 games) in 13-0 win v Grenada … conceded 1 goal or fewer in 4 of last 6 CU17W games
- Prior to scoring 13 goals in win v Grenada, netted only 1 goal in 6 all- time CU17W games
- Nerilia Mondesir: top scorer in qualifying for 2016 CU17W (14 goals) … scored 12 goals in Caribbean qualifying for the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship … scored 2 goals in 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship (both v Panama) … scored 4 goals in Caribbean qualifying for 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship … joint-top scorer in 2014 CONCACAF Under-15 Girls’ Championship with Cayman Islands’ Chelsea Green (6 goals)
- Roseline Eloissaint: scored 2 goals in Caribbean qualifying for 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship
- FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Appearances: 0

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Grenada v Guatemala, 6:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. local)
First CU17W meeting

Grenada
- Group A Results: 0-13 loss v Haiti; 0-7 loss v Canada
- CU17W Appearances: 1-2016
- Best Finish: n/a
- All-Time CU17W Record: GP-2; W-0; D-0; L-2; GF-0; GA-20
- All-Time Leading CU17W scorer: n/a
- Method of Qualification: host
- Third Caribbean nation to host CU17W (2008: Trinidad & Tobago, did not advance past group stage; 2013: Jamaica, finished in fourth place)
- In 0-13 loss to Haiti, equaled record for most goals conceded in a CU17W game (2010: Cayman Islands lost to USA 0-13)
- In five editions of CU17W, Grenada is 3rd host nation not to advance past group stage … (2008) Trinidad & Tobago: group stage; (2010) Costa Rica: fourth place; (2012) Guatemala: group stage; (2013) Jamaica: fourth place
- CU17W represents the first time Grenada has played in the finals of a CONCACAF women’s competition
- FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Appearances: 0

Guatemala
- Group A Results: 0-3 loss v Canada; 2-3 loss v Haiti (Maria Herrarte 54’; Kellin Mayen 74’)
- CU17W Appearances: 3-2012, 2013, 2016
- Best Finish: never advanced past Group Stage
- All-Time CU17W Record: GP-8; W-1; D-0; L-7; GF-11; GA-37
- All-Time Leading CU17W scorer: Madelyn Ventura (3 goals…2013: 3)
- Method of Qualification: 1st place, Group A - Central American qualifying
- Qualification Record: GP-2; W-2; D-0; L-0; GF-5; GA-0
- Qualifying Results: 4-0 win v Nicaragua (Niurka Oliva 28’, 55’; Karla Moulds 71’, 90’+1) … 1-0 win v El Salvador (Kellin Mayen 90’)
- Qualifying Scorers: Niurka Oliva, Karla Moulds (2); Kellin Mayen (1)
0-3 loss on Thursday was Guatemala’s best-ever result against Canada in 3 all-time meetings (2012: 1-6 loss; 2013: 0-8 loss)
- Kellin Mayen played in all 3 of Guatemala’s games at 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship … started & played entire game v Trinidad & Tobago (1-2 loss) and Canada (0-10 loss); entered as a sub v Guyana (1-2 loss)
- Didra Martinez played in 2 of Guatemala’s 3 matches at 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship … started & played entire game v Trinidad & Tobago (1-2 loss) and Canada (1-2 loss)
- Conceded 3 goals or more in 7 of 8 all-time CU17W matches (4 goals or more in 4 of those outings)
- Scored 1 goal or fewer in 6 of 8 all-time CU17W matches
- Last 7 CU17W goals scored in 2nd half
- Only previous CU17W win came in last match of 2013 tournament: 7-0 win v Trinidad & Tobago (Madelyn Ventura, 3 goals)
- FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Appearances: 0

 
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