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Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 15 Girls Team had a rough start to their CONCACAF Under 15 Championship as they went down 22-0 to the United States in their opening match of the tournament on Tuesday morning at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena in Disney, Orlando.

The T&T start team was : Aaliyah Alexander (GK), Tianna Daniel (DF), Roshun Williams (DF), Kady Adams (DF), Chrissy Mitchell (MD), Natifah Hackshaw (MD), Afiyah Cornwall (FW, captain), Aaliyah Prince (FW), Tyanna Williams (FW), Maria-Frances Serrant (MD) and Annika Daniel (MD).

T&T head coach Marlon Charles later said that the match was a gruelling one for this players but one which he believes will serve them well in the future.

“We lost very badly today but it was a great experience for the young girls,” Charles told TTFA Media.

“It was a very difficult game for them in all areas. Our players looked scared in the early stages of the match and speed of play was the main component which affected our team. But the learning process has begun for these players in this tournament. The players, inspite of the loss, are in good spirits which is important for the remainder of the tournament as they understand that the game is about exposure and playing,” Charles added.

In the other group encounter Mexico defeated Haiti 2-0 while in other matches, Costa Rica beat Jamaica 2-1, Puerto Rico defeated St Lucia 4-1 and Canada beat Venezuela 6-0.

T&T will face Dominican Republic in their second match on Wednesday from 11.