KINGSTON, Jamaica – The final round of the Caribbean Zone of Concacaf Women’s Championship Qualifying returned to action on Monday in Kingston, Jamaica with both Cuba and hosts Jamaica using a mix of attack and defense to pick up clean sheet victories.
Cuba made its final round debut in impressive style, downing Antigua and Barbuda 7-0 in which three players bagged a brace for the Cubans, who are 1W-0D-1L.
Maria Isabel Perez Torres kicked off the scoring in the 8’ and soon the lead was doubled by Lilian Perez Sandoval in the 25’. Perez Torres found her second in the 56’ and then eight minutes later in the 64’ it was Perez Sandoval scoring her second.
Rachel Pelaez Ellis joined in on the scoring in the 67’ and 78’ before Dianelis Carbonell Lastre rounded out the 7-0 scoreline with a goal in the 90+1’.
Buoyed by the home fans, Jamaica rolled to a 4-0 win over Bermuda to improve to 2W-0D-0L in the Caribbean Zone final round.
Trudi Carter put the Reggae Girlz in control with a goal in the 17’ and Konya Plummer made it 2-0 in the 32’.
Hungry for more, Jamaica extended the lead to three through Khadija Shaw in the 61’. For Shaw, it was her 12th goal in all rounds of CWC Qualifying.
Giselle Washington put a bow on things in the 90+1’ to help send the home fans happy with another triumph.
Qualifying in the Caribbean Zone final round continues on Wednesday when Trinidad and Tobago face off against Antigua and Barbuda, while Cuba will tangle with Bermuda.
The top three finishers will automatically qualify for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship scheduled for USA October 4-17, 2018.
2018 Concacaf Caribbean Women's Qualifier Final Round
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
3:00 pm (2) Cuba Trinidad and Tobago (3)
6:00 pm (9) Jamaica Antigua & Barbuda (0)
MONDAY, AUGUST 27
4:00 pm (0) Antigua & Barbuda Cuba (7)
7:00 pm (0) Bermuda Jamaica (4)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29
4:00 pm Trinidad and Tobago vs Antigua & Barbuda
7:00 pm Cuba vs Bermuda
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31
4:00 pm Antigua & Barbuda vs Bermuda
7:00 pm Trinidad and Tobago vs Jamaica
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
3:00 pm Bermuda vs Trinidad and Tobago
6:00 pm Jamaica vs Cuba