Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba clinch berths in Concacaf Women’s Championship
Cuba (red shirt) nailed down the third and final spot despite a 6-1 defeat to first-place Jamaica on the final matchday in the Caribbean Zone of Concacaf Women’s Championship Qualifying at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica on September 2, 2018.
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KINGSTON, JamaicaTrinidad and Tobago and Cuba are both off to the Concacaf Women’s Championship after clinching berths on the final matchday in the Caribbean Zone of Concacaf Women’s Championship Qualifying at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.

Trinidad and Tobago finished strong with a 3-0 victory over Bermuda to complete the five-team round robin with a 3W-0D-1L, 9 points, 12GF, 6GC record and a second-place finish, while Cuba nailed down the third and final spot despite a 6-1 defeat to first-place Jamaica.

Cuba wrapped up the tournament with a 2-0-2, 6, 12GF, 9GC mark, while hosts Jamaica, who punched its ticket to the CWC last Friday, posted a spotless record of 4-0-0, 12, 23GF, 2GC.

It was no surprise to see Kayla Taylor carry the day for the Women Soca Warriors in the first match. Heading into the contest she had scored six goals in CWCQ and completed qualifying with seven goals after opening the scoring in the 12’.

Any thoughts of a Bermuda comeback in the second half were then stemmed by the efforts of Kennya Cordner, who scored in the 57’ and 87’ for her brace to earn the three points that pushes Trinidad and Tobago a step closer to a FIFA Women’s World Cup dream.

While Cuba went down in defeat to the Reggae Girlz, the islanders could still take solace in their third-place finish and ended on a high on Sunday night with Maria Isabel Perez Torres’s goal in the 90+3’.

As for Jamaica, Chinyelu Asher (19’, 70’) and Khadija Shaw (20’, 38’) each bagged braces, while Lauren Silver (32’) and Jody Brown (34’) chipped in with scores for the hosts.

2018 Concacaf Caribbean Women's Qualifier Final Round

*The top three finishers will automatically qualify for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship scheduled for USA October 4-17, 2018.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

3:00 pm   (2) Cuba  Trinidad and Tobago (3)

Jennifer Ramos López 23´, Mengana Pérez 83´, Kayla Taylor (3) 20´, 51´ and 55´.

6:00 pm  (9)  Jamaica  Antigua & Barbuda (0)

Khadija Shaw (3)  9’, 48’ and 53’, Marlo Sweatman (2)  (68’, 73’), Christina Chang (2’), Trudi Carter (6’), Deneisha Blackwood (27’) and Ashleigh Shim (65’) 

MONDAY, AUGUST 27

4:00 pm  (0) Antigua & Barbuda  Cuba (7)

María Isabel Pérez Torres (2) 8´and 56´, Lilian Pérez Sandoval (2) 25´and 64´, Rachael Pelaez Ellis (2) 67´and 78´, Dianelis Carbonell Lastre 90+1

7:00 pm (0)  Bermuda Jamaica (4)

Trudi Carter 7´, Konya Plummer 32´, Khadija Shaw 61´, Giselle Washington 90+1 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29

4:00 pm  (5) Trinidad and Tobago (0) Antigua & Barbuda

Janine Francis 4´, Kayla Taylor 16´and 39´, Tasha St Louis 30´. Kennya Gardner 65´

7:00 pm  (2) Cuba (0) Bermuda

Lilian Perez Sandoval 31´, Maria Isabel Perez Torres 52´

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

4:00 pm  ( 0) Antigua & Barbuda vs Bermuda (5)

Akeyla Furbert (14’), Nia Christopher (44’), Deshae Darrell (76’, 81’) and Teyah Lindo (87’)

7:00 pm  (1) Trinidad and Tobago vs Jamaica (4)

Kayla Taylor 10´. Giselle Washington 70´, Khadija Shaw 79 and 89´, Jody Brown 90+2  

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

3:00 pm  (0) Bermuda vs Trinidad and Tobago (3)

Kayla Taylor 12´, Kennya Cordner 57´, and 87

6:00 pm  (6) Jamaica vs Cuba (1)
Chinyelu Asher 19 and 70, Khadija Shaw 20 and 38´, Lauren Silver 32´, Jody Brown 34´, Maria Isabel Perez Torres 90+3