Trinidad and Tobago senior national women’s football team won and drew on the weekend, to end a four-match tour of South Carolina unbeaten. The Soca Princesses ended their tour against USA college teams with three victories and a draw.
T&T gave several young players a run when they ended with a 3-2 win over Coastal Carolina University on Sunday. Top scorer Kenya “Ya Ya” cordner scored twice along with Toronto-based defender Arin King. The Soca Princesses twice trailed before Cordner struck the winning goal.
On Saturday, they also drew 1-1 with University of South Carolina (USC) at Stone Stadium, when they came from a goal down to draw level in the second half. USA were probably their toughest opponents, and are coming off their best-ever season in USA college football when they won 17 and lost just two of 23 matches played. USC were also unbeaten at Stone Stadium where they won all 11 matches played.
T&T used the tour to give their players some match practice ahead of the May opening round of Caribbean qualifying for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Soca Princesses got a chance to regroup for the first time since a club tour of England in which they also ended unbeaten in mid-2013.
Half of Trinidad and Tobago’s team is locally-based, while the other half consists of United States-based college players.