Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba collect key wins in CWC Qualifying
Trinidad and Tobago players celebrate after scoring against Antigua and Barbuda on matchday three of the final round of the Caribbean Zone of Concacaf Women’s Championship Qualifying on Wednesday in Kingston

KINGSTON, JamaicaTrinidad and Tobago and Cuba each collected key wins on matchday three of the final round of the Caribbean Zone of Concacaf Women’s Championship Qualifying on Wednesday in Kingston.

 

A brace from Kayla Taylor paced Trinidad and Tobago to a 5-0 victory over Antigua and Barbuda to give the Women Soca Warriors a record of 2W-0D-0L, 6 points, 8GF, 2GC.

 

Janine Francois got things rolling early in the 4’ and soon Taylor made it 2-0 with her first score in the 16’.

 

At the half-hour mark Tasha St. Louis extended the advantage to 3-0 before Taylor got her second in the 32’ to give Trinidad and Tobago a 4-0 halftime lead. Kennya Cordner would then round out the scoring in the 65’.

 

Trinidad and Tobago currently sits in third-place with two matches to play, while Antigua and Barbuda (0-0-3, 0, 0GF, 21GC) has been eliminated from advancing to the CWC.

 

In the other match, Cuba edged Bermuda 2-0 in what was a tight, cagey affair between the two teams.

 

Both teams enjoyed chances early on, but fans had to wait until the 31’ for the first goal when Cuba’s Lilian Perez Sandoval collected a pass in the area and fired in a right-footed shot for a 1-0 Cuba lead.

 

Cuba made things even more difficult for Bermuda in the 52’ when Maria Isabel Perez Torres intercepted a pass and rocketed in a shot from 30 meters out to double the lead, 2-0.

 

Bermuda searched for a response, but the Cuba defense held firm to see things out.

 

Cuba (2-0-1, 6, 11GF, 3GC) sits in second place, while Bermuda (0-0-2, 0, 0GF, 6GC) is in fourth place.

 

Action will resume on Friday when Antigua and Barbuda squares off against Bermuda, while Trinidad and Tobago faces host nation Jamaica.

 

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  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