Suriname, Curacao punch tickets to 2022 CWU20 Championship
MIAMI, Florida – Another full day of action in 2022 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship Qualifying saw Suriname and host nation Curacao become the first teams to claim berths in next year’s CWU20 Championship.
Suriname will finish atop Group D after their 3-2 triumph over Belize. The two sides were locked in a 2-2 draw at the hour mark thanks to braces from Suriname’s Saveira Gallant (8’, 55’) and Belize’s Khalydia Velasquez (16’, 41’).
But in the 66’ the winning goal would come via an own goal from Belize’s Shanell Thomas to secure Suriname’s triumph.
Curacao clinched first place in Group C thanks to their 1-0 victory over Antigua and Barbuda. Sadeyah Rosa scored the decisive goal in the 34’ to lift the home side to the precious three points.
In Group A, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines played to an exciting 1-1 draw with the U.S. Virgin Islands, earning each side their first point.
Tania Weyland had the US Virgin Islands in dreamland after scoring the opening goal in the 3’, only for Vincy Heat to respond in the 34’ through Denel Creese for a share of the spoils.
Bahamas collected a big win in Group B by downing Anguilla in a 1-0 final. Janeka Edey scored for Bahamas in the 8’ to give her side a 1-0 lead, and from there the Bahamas defense would do the rest to nail down the three points.