Trinidad and Tobago’s National Under 15 Girls Team hit back with a courageous display after their heavy defeat to the United States on Tuesday to defeat Dominican Republic 4-0 in their second encounter of the CONCACAF U-15 Championship on Wednesday morning at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena in Orlando.
Forward Aaliyah Prince of Success Laventille Secondary led the charge for T&T with three goals to push T&T to their first three points of the campaign.
Annika Daniel, a United States-based player from Kenmore Washington sent T&T off to a flyer with a second minute goal. Prince then stepped in to show her worth with a penalty in the 55th minute, another goal in the 64th and a second penalty in the 69th minute.
T&T head coach Marlon Charles was notably relieved and pleased to see his players able to brush off the loss of twenty four hours earlier.
“The effort was better from the entire team,” Charles told TTFA Media,
“These players are in a learning environment and everyday is a new lesson for them. It was good to see Aaliyah get among the goals and Annika got us off to a good start. I am proud of the players doing as much as they can in this tournament.
“We have two tough games left against Mexico and Haiti and I am looking to see how they will face up to these teams. They showed good character today and now will look to continue it for the rest of the tournament,” Charles said.