CU17W Preview: Semifinal #1 - Haiti v Mexico
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Action from the 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship meeting between Mexico (green jersey) and Haiti in Montego Bay, Jamaica. (Photo: Mexsport)

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Haiti will have the opportunity to earn its first-ever FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup berth, when it meets defending champion Mexico in the first 2016 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship semifinal on Friday at the Grenada Athletics Stadium.

The winner will advance to Sunday’s final and book a ticket to Jordan 2016, while the loser will have another chance to qualify through the match for third place.

The other semifinal will see the United States and Canada square off later in the day.

CONCACAF.com takes a look at the game:

2016 CONCACAF UNDER-17 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP (CU17W)
St. George’s, Grenada – Grenada Athletics Stadium
Friday – March 11, 2016

SEMIFINAL #1

Haiti v Mexico, 4:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. local)
Only CU17W meeting ended in a 1-1 draw

Previous CU17W Meetings:
2013: Mexico 1 (Vanessa Flores 63'), Haiti 1 (Batcheba Louis 43') … Group Stage

Haiti (Group A, 1st place … 3W-0D-0L, 9 points)
- 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’); 2-1 win v Canada (Mikerline Saint Felix 81’; Shelsie Melissa Dacius 84’ pen)
- CU17W Appearances: 3-2010, 2013, 2016
- Best Finish: never advanced past Group Stage before this edition
- All-Time CU17W Record: GP-9; W-3; D-1; L-5; GF-19; GA-20
- All-Time Leading CU17W scorer: Nerilia Mondesir (5 goals…2016: 5) & Mikerline Saint Felix (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)
- Nerilia Mondesir & Mikerlline Saint Felix have a 2016 CU17W tournament-high 5 goals each
- Mikerline Saint Felix’s 5 goals scored in just 137 minutes of 2016 CU17W play
- 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 (after 7 games) in 13-0 win v Grenada … conceded 1 goal or fewer in 5 of last 7 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

Mexico (Group B, 2nd place … 2W-0D-1L, 6 points)
- Group B Results: 4-2 win v Costa Rica (Montserrat Hernandez 3‘; Dayana Cazares 19‘; Daniela Espinosa 81‘, 88’); 0-1 loss v USA; 1-0 win v Jamaica (Jacqueline Ovalle 41’)
- CU17W Appearances: 5-2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016
- Best Finish: Champion-1 (2013)
- All-Time CU17W Record: GP-23; W-12; D-4; L-7; GF-53; GA-18
- All-Time Leading CU17W scorer: Luz Duarte (5 goals…2012: 5)
- Method of Qualification: automatic North American entrant
- Defending CU17W champion … prevailed over Canada in 2013 final, 4-2 on penalty kicks, after 0-0 draw
- Went unbeaten on way to 2013 CU17W title, with 4 of 5 games ending in a draw (1W-4D-0L) … scored 1 goal or fewer in each draw … only win was 7-0 v El Salvador in group stage
- All-Time CU17W Semifinal Record: GP-4; W-1; D-1; L-2; GF-4; GA-4 … 2008: 0-1 loss v USA; 2010: 3-1 win v Costa Rica (Lucero Lara 70‘; Christina Murillo 106‘; Tanya Samarzich 111‘); 2012: 0-1 loss v Canada; 2013: 1-1 draw, 4-2 pens v USA (Briana Woodall 5’)
- Never posted a shutout in 4 all-time CU17W semifinal games, conceding exactly 1 goal in each outing
- Scored 1 goal or fewer in 3 of 4 all-time CU17W semifinal games, shutout in 2 of those outings
7-game CU17W unbeaten streak ended in 0-1 loss to USA on Sunday … currently 4W-4D-1L in last 9 CU17W games
- Largest CU17W win: 7-0 v El Salvador on November 1, 2013
- Conceded 1 goal or fewer in 9 of last 10 CU17W games
- Scored 1 goal or fewer in 5 of last 6 CU17W games
- Trails only Canada (4-3) for the most appearances by a CONCACAF representative in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
- Holds record for most draws in CU17W history (4)
- FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Appearances: 3-2010, 2012, 2014