Thu, Feb


SIX­TEEN-year-old Afiyah Corn­wall, scored a beaver-trick as T&T fut­sal girls kept their hopes of qual­i­fy­ing to the medal round alive in Pool C at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games in Ar­genti­na, with a 7-5 win over Ton­ga on Wednes­day.

Fol­low­ing a lop­sided 14-0 loss to Thai­land in their open­er on Sun­day, the T&T girls found them­selves in a must-win sit­u­a­tion against Ton­ga

How­ev­er, at the half-time in­ter­val, T&T trailed 2-1, on­ly to turn things around in the sec­ond half thanks to Corn­wall.

Se­nior na­tion­al women's team strik­er, teenag­er, Aaliyah Prince, 17, added a pair of goals for T&T while 14-year-old de­fend­er Moe­ne­sa Mejias net­ted the oth­er as T&T picked up its first three points, to go lev­el with Bo­livia and Thai­land while Ton­ga re­mained win­less.

Spain leads the five-team pool with max­i­mum six points af­ter two match­es.

For Ton­ga, Sei­ni Lu­ti net­ted a hat-trick, and Mele Ako­lo and Fine­hi­ka Fin­au, one each in the loss as T&T goal­keep­ers Maki­da Her­bert (two goals al­lowed) and Chelsea Ram­nauth (three goals al­lowed), both shared du­ties in be­tween the up­rights.

Bo­livia picked up its first win yes­ter­day as well, 6-4 over Thai­land while Spain had the day off.

On Fri­day, T&T Fut­sal girls will meet Bo­livia, and then a day lat­er, Spain, both from 3 pm to close out round-robin play.

SOURCE: T&T Guardian