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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tobagonian, Tsaianne Leander scored a
goal in each half as T&T Under-20 Women
Soca Warriors kicked off their Fifa Under-
20 World Cup qualifying campaign with a
comfortable 2-0 blanking of host St Vincent
and The Grenadines at Victoria Park,
Kingstown, St Vincent and The Grenadines
on Sunday night.
Going into the opening Group Four match,
in the three-team series which also includes
Dominica, T&T coach Jason Spence said he
wanted to pounce on his opponents early
and Leader did just that by firing the young
Women Soca Warriors in the 19th minute
after which the visitors were denied on
numerous occasions by some outstanding
Despite their dominant play, T&T only
had a 1-0 lead to show at the half, but in
the second period Leander doubled the
advantage on the hour to seal the easy win.
Commenting on the team s performance
coach Spence while not pleased with his
team s wastefulness in front of goal was
happy for the victory.
He said, "I must congratulate the girls on
a job well done and picking up the all impor-
tant three points. We went out there with
a game plan and they stuck to their task,
played very organised and disciplined foot-
"We wanted to score more goals, but credit
to their goalkeeper on the night, she was
outstanding and was no doubt the difference
between us getting a larger margin of vic-
Looking ahead to today s encounter against
Dominica at the same venue from 5pm,
Spence said his team will be going all out
for another victory to seal top spot in the
group and not wait on the outcome of the
final match between the host and Dominica
"We know that a win against Dominica
will secure top spot in the group and we
will be approaching the match with the
same positive mindset.
"The only edge they have on us is that
they were able to see us in action against St
Vincent and The Grenadines, while we don t
know what to expect from them, but we are
a confident group and we are not fearful of
any opponent," ended Spence.
Over at the Mindoo Phillip Stadium, Cas-
tries, St Lucia, Jamaica outplayed Grenada
5-0 in Group Two while in Group Three,
Bermuda hammered St Kitts/Nevis 7-0 at
the Estadio Panamericano San Cristobal in
the Dominican Republic.
Today, in other matches, Jamaica faces St
Lucia in Group Two and Dominican Republic
tackles St Kitts/Nevis in Group Three, both
from 5 pm.
Leander brace gives U-20
Women opening win
....face Dominica today
Rebecca Ann Almandoz, Celeste Thomas,
Shaunalee Govia, Naomie Guerra, Zoe
Swift, Renee Mike, Chelcy Ralph, Chelsea
Federick, Chevonne John, Maya Matouk,
Eden Charles, Corel Carmichael, Sawsha
Woznuk, Amaya Ellis, Tsaianne Leander,
Raenah Campbell, Ranae Ward, Kelsey
Henry, Nicolette Craig.
Technical staff: Jason Spence (coach),
Desire Ann Sarjeant (assistant coach),
Lecia Fraser Baptiste (equipment
manager), Ashlee Alonzo (strength and
conditioning athletic performance
coach), Phillip Ian Dore
(physiotherapist), Jamiyla Muhammad
Members of the Trinidad and Tobago's Under 20 Women's Team which got their Caribbean Football Union World Qualifying campaign
off to a winning start.
T&T WOMEN'S U-20 SQUAD:
Chancellor Angels and WAVE FC joined idled 94.1FM
Booom Champions Fuego in a three-way lead at the
top of the inaugural Women s Premier League six-team
table with six points each after both clubs registered
similar 2-1 wins at the Maracas, St Joseph, Recreation
Ground on Sunday.
The double-header was the first matches played in
over three weeks following the league s break for T&T
women s Soca Warriors involvement at the just concluded
28th Pan American Games, in Toronto, Canada as well
as Friday s double-header cancellation as a result of the
national security issues which arose earlier in the day.
Undefeated Boom Champions Fuego was scheduled to
face the Petrotrin Oilers and Shanghai Construction Group
Dragons was down to tackled Wave FC.
However, two days later, Wave FC was able to take to
the field as it seek a second straight win, coming off a
5-3 whipping of CNGC Rush in its previous outing.
Once again, it was Brazilian Camilla "Lulu" Germano
who got WAVE off to a positive start by netting the goa-
head goal in the 20th minute which her club, losers of
its first two matches took into the break.
Eleven minutes after the restart, Jamaican shakirah
Duncan, who ended her scoring drought with a double
in the win over Rush as well made it 2-0 to Wave who
were without injured national striker Kennya "Yaya"
Cordner. And defender Arin King.
Seven minutes before the final whistle Christina Murray
pulled goal back for Fuego, winners of its previous two
matches, but Wave managed to hold on for the important
win ahead of their final league encounter.
Angels also entered its clash with Petrotrin Oilers minus
a key player in national and club captain, Maylee Attin-
But her absence only seemed to make her team dig
deeper and as early as the first minute Angels stormed
into a 1-0 lead through Jodie Sokol while Sheraine Cum-
mings made it 2-0 six minutes as a route looked a pos-
Former national youth team standout, the nimble Kayla
Taylor got Oilers back into the match, when she converted
a penalty in the 76th, but her team could not rally anymore
to avoid falling to a second defeat in-a-row after starting
off the campaign with a draw and a win.
Today, (Tuesday), Wave and Angels will both be back
in action in a double-header at Eddie Hart Ground,
Tacarigua from 5.30pm.
In the opener, Wave FC comes up against Dragons and
two hours later, CNGC Rush, one of two teams on four
points, tackles Angels, who are expected to be without
star player and captain Maylee Attin-Johnson as she
recovers from a recent minor surgery. (NS)
Wave FC join WPL
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