May 12, 2021

CGU15: Canada overcomes Haiti on PKs in final

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GU15-Logo-FEATGEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Canada won the inaugural CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship on Sunday night, outlasting Haiti 4-1 on penalty kicks after their final ended 1-1 at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

The evenly matched sides, both of which officially completed the competition with undefeated records, played to the same scoreline in the last Group D game on August 11.

Canda-FeatureHaiti took a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute, when Nerilia Mondesir poached the ball from the Canadian defense and thundered it home. It was the 15-year-old forward’s sixth goal of the tournament, giving her a share of the Golden Boot award with Chelsea Green of the Cayman Islands.

Sarah Stratigakis netted the equalizer in the 64th minute, heading Shana Flynn’s cross past Haiti goalkeeper Magdala Macean.

Canada pressed for the winner, but Macean thwarted Anyssa Ibrahim and Lauren Raimondo, while Nahida Baalbaki struck the post from a free kick and Mya Jones hit the top of the crossbar from a speculative long-range effort.

Lysianne Proulx saved two penalties in the shootout.

 

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CGU15: Trinidad tops Honduras for third place

Trinidad-FeatureGEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Trinidad & Tobago captured third place at the inaugural CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship with a 5-2 win over Honduras on Sunday at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

Raenah Campbell and Laurelle Theodore both netted a brace to lead the Soca Princesses.

The high-scoring encounter saw its first goal in just the third minute, when Campbell reacted quickly to a through ball and steered a shot past goalkeeper Alexandra Padilla.

Theodore then struck twice in succession to make it 3-0, beating the offside trap on the first to score in the 16th minute and then slotting home after Padilla could not hold a Shenieka Paul attempt four minutes later.

In the 34th minute, Kaydeen Jack followed up on a Campbell effort that hovered near the goal line for an easy tap in.

Two minutes later, Campbell closed the Trinidad goal account.

Honduras captain Lisbeth Bonilla again demonstrated her ability to score from free kicks, doing so twice, finding the back of the net in the 60th and 68th minutes.

 

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