T&T Women cruise past USVI in CONCACAF Caribbean opener

Trinidad and Tobago kicked off their Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign in dominant fashion as they cruised past US Virgin Islands 10-0 on Saturday in their CONCACAF Caribbean Group C match at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

T&T’s opening goal came in 15th when Patrice Superville found the targetĀ  The floodgates opened in the 36th as T&T went on to score five unanswered goals in the space of six minutes before half time. Shade struck in the 36th minute and her item was quickly followed by goals from Karyn Forbes in the 37th, a right footed stunner from long range on the left which few into the top right corner, Tasha St Louis in the 39th, Shade again in the 40th and Jenelle Cunningham in the 42nd. Kedie Johnson put T&T 7-0 ahead in the 61st while Shade completed the rout with items in the 83rd and 90th minutes to go along with an own goal.

St Kitts and Nevis edged Dominica 2-1 in the opening match.

See Jamaal Shabazz’s post-match comments below.

T&TĀ  1.Saundra Baron (GK); 4.Rhea Belgrave, 2.Ayanna Russell, 5.Jenelle Cunningham; 8.Patrice Superville, 11.Janine Francois, 14.Karyn Forbes, 16.Kedie Johnson (6.Natasha St Louis 83), 7.Jonelle Cato (12.Shanelle Arjoon, 72′); 10.Tasha St Louis (captain) (15.Taylor Mims, 65′), 9.Mariah Shade,

Subs not Used 20.Nicolette Craig (GK), 3.Anastasia Prescott, 13.Andrea Young, 17.Shaunalee Govia, 18.Naomie Guerra, 19.Aaliyah Prince,

Head Coach: Jamaal Shabazz

USVI : 1.Levania Lawrence (GK); 18.Maya Wright, 13.Katelyn Wiater, 14.Alison Bartsch, 12.Leslie Ann Harcrow (17.Kayla Feigenbaum, 70′); 8.Kelsey Montano, 15.Holly Herzig (10.Tamika Aguilar, 85′), 20.Misah Edwards (captain) (6.Ariel Stoltz, 73′), 16.Bianca Canizio, 11.Sierra Rivera; 9.Zola Kaza Saint-dic.

Unused substitutes: 2.Mikenzi Glover (GK), 3.Beladean Delgado, 4.Chamoya Buchanan, 5.Calisha Callwood, 7.Maggie Huang, 19.Isis Collier.

Head Coach: Izler Browne

Referee: Astrid Gramajo (Guatemala)

#11 Janine Francois challenges USVI’s #16 Bianca Canizio, during the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifier, Caribbean Round, match between Trinidad and Tobago and US Virgin Islands at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva. Photo: Allan V. Crane/CA-images