Sentnor brace helps pace USA past Canada
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Sentnor brace helps pace USA past Canada

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Dominican Republic Ally Sentnor scored a pair of goals to help pace the United States to a 5-2 victory over Canada in the final match of Group A at the 2023 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship in the Dominican Republic.

The U.S. finish the group in first place and will face Costa Rica in the semifinals, while second place Canada will meet Mexico.

Madeline Dahlien gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead in the 3’ before Sentnor scored her first in the 11’ for a 2-0 lead.

Gisele Thompson then scored right before the halftime whistle to hand the U.S. a 3-0 advantage at the break, but Canada would answer shortly after the restart through Amanda Allen in the 54’.

The joy was short-lived for the Canadians though, as Sentnor tallied her second in the 55’ to restore the three-goal advantage for the U.S.

Onyeka Gamero extended it to 5-1 in the 61’, followed by Nyah Rose scoring for Canada in the 67’ to complete the 5-2 scoreline.

Things got going on the day at the Estadio Panamericano in Santo Domingo with Jamaica taking on Panama and the Reggae Girlz emerging with a 4-1 victory, their first of the Championship.

The Caribbean side enjoyed a very strong first half, with Natoya Atkinson breaking the deadlock in the 16’, followed by goals from Davia Richards in the 32’ and Maya Raghunandanan in the 37’ for a 3-0 Jamaica lead at halftime.

Jamaica then extended the advantage to 4-0 in the 74’ courtesy of Amelia Van Zanten.

Panama would not go home empty-handed, though, as Meredith Rosas scored in the 79’ for the Canaleras to complete the 4-1 scoreline.