BRADENTON, Florida – The United States used a strong offensive performance to earn a 10-1 victory over Bermuda on Wednesday at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship.
The U.S. had eight different goalscorers on the day, with Maya Doms and Sunshine Fontes each scoring a brace in a win that sends the U.S. to the knockout round of the tournament, while Bermuda has been eliminated.
The U.S. struck early when Mia Fishel received a long ball over the top and calmly stroked home a right-footed shot to give the U.S. a 1-0 lead in the 5’.
Bermuda fought back and MF Leilanni Nesbeth scored her country’s first goal of the tournament in the 17’ with a free kick that swerved in past U.S. goalkeeper Julia Dohle to make it 1-1.
The U.S. would regain control though when Diana Ordonez slotted in a shot underneath Bermuda GK Zakhari Turner for a 2-1 advantage in the 25’.
Seven minutes later Doms made it 3-1 after hitting a strong finish past Turner.
The U.S. would then tack on another two goals to end the half, as Reilyn Turner squeezed in shot from a narrow angle in the 41’ and Samantha Kroeger swept in a right-footer in the 44’ for a 5-1 halftime lead.
Less than two minutes after the restart a long-range shot from Makenna Morris extended the lead to 6-1. Doms then tallied her second of the day, sending in a header in the 48’ for a 7-1 U.S. lead.
Following an Astrid Wheeler goal in the 85’, Fontes would cap things by scoring in the 86’ and 90’ to complete the U.S. victory.