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T&T Women cruise past USVI in CONCACAF Caribbean opener.

Trinidad and Tobago kicked off their Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign in dominant fashion as they cruised past US Virgin Islands 10-0 on Saturday in their CONCACAF Caribbean Group C match at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

T&T’s opening goal came in 15th when Patrice Superville found the target  The floodgates opened in the 36th as T&T went on to score five unanswered goals in the space of six minutes before half time. Shade struck in the 36th minute and her item was quickly followed by goals from Karyn Forbes in the 37th, a right footed stunner from long range on the left which few into the top right corner, Tasha St Louis in the 39th, Shade again in the 40th and Jenelle Cunningham in the 42nd. Kedie Johnson put T&T 7-0 ahead in the 61st while Shade completed the rout with items in the 83rd and 90th minutes to go along with an own goal.

St Kitts and Nevis edged Dominica 2-1 in the opening match.


T&T: 1.Saundra Baron (GK); 4.Rhea Belgrave, 2.Ayanna Russell, 5.Jenelle Cunningham; 8.Patrice Superville, 11.Janine Francois, 14.Karyn Forbes, 16.Kedie Johnson (6.Natasha St Louis 83), 7.Jonelle Cato (12.Shanelle Arjoon, 72′); 10.Tasha St Louis (captain) (15.Taylor Mims, 65′), 9.Mariah Shade,

Subs not Used: 20.Nicolette Craig (GK), 3.Anastasia Prescott, 13.Andrea Young, 17.Shaunalee Govia, 18.Naomie Guerra, 19.Aaliyah Prince,

Head Coach: Jamaal Shabazz

USVI: 1.Levania Lawrence (GK); 18.Maya Wright, 13.Katelyn Wiater, 14.Alison Bartsch, 12.Leslie Ann Harcrow (17.Kayla Feigenbaum, 70′); 8.Kelsey Montano, 15.Holly Herzig (10.Tamika Aguilar, 85′), 20.Misah Edwards (captain) (6.Ariel Stoltz, 73′), 16.Bianca Canizio, 11.Sierra Rivera; 9.Zola Kaza Saint-dic.

Unused substitutes: 2.Mikenzi Glover (GK), 3.Beladean Delgado, 4.Chamoya Buchanan, 5.Calisha Callwood, 7.Maggie Huang, 19.Isis Collier.

Head Coach: Izler Browne

Referee: Astrid Gramajo (Guatemala)

See Jamaal Shabazz’s post-match comments below.

Shabazz's Post Match Reactions after 10-0 win ovr USVI in Concacaf Qualifier


Soca Princesses open with 10-zip win
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


A dominant performance by T&T’s senior women’s team earned them a flying start in the Caribbean Women’s qualifiers tournament at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, last night. The host registered a 10-0 drubbing of United States Virgin Islands (USVI) in the feature match of a double at the ‘Home of Football’.

Midfielder Marian Shade led the way with a beaver-trick and was the provider for a few others.

Patrice Superville got the opener in the 16th minute when Kedie Johnson’s left side centre trickled the defence and fell into the path of Superville to shoot past goalkeeper Levania Lawrence.

Skipper Tasha St Louis was a shadow of herself for most of the night. However, she produced a touch of magic in the 34th minute, splitting the USVI defence with a telling through pass to Shade to take aim and place perfectly past the goalie.

Midfielder Karyn Forbes then lifted the crowd to its feet with the goal of the game. The powerful player pulled away from her marker on the left side and curled her right-footer into the far post in the 36th.

Later St Louis, who had been guilty of a few easily missed chances in the past, finally beat Lawrence three minutes later. And before the USVI defence could regroup, Shade got her second item when she fired past a stranded Lawrence a few seconds after.

The home team then completed a 6-0 halftime advantage when Jenelle Cunningham saw Lawrence napping and beat her with a long-range effort in the 44th.

After the break the hardworking Kedie Johnson received her reward, meeting Shade’s right side cross sweetly on the header in the 61st for a 7-0 lead, but there was still more to come.

Forbes curled the ball past Lawrence from a corner on the left in the 69th before Shade raced on to a loose ball in the area to beat the keeper with a fierce shot into the far post for her hat-trick in the 77th.

The speedy winger then closed out got her beaver-trick on the stroke of regulation time.