Canada became the second team to earn a place in the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship semifinals, defeating Trinidad & Tobago 11-0 on Saturday at Catherine Hall Stadium.
The Canadians now have maximum points from their two Group B encounters and – at least temporarily – sit in first place over the United States, which plays Guatemala later in the evening.
Marie Mychele Metivier led the way with three goals, giving her a tournament-best five. Marie Levasseur and Nadya Gill added two apiece for the second straight game.
It didn’t take long for the North Americans to open their goal account, as Metivier netted her first in only the seventh minute. The 16-year-old, stationed on the left side of the box, received a cross from Sarah Kinzer and found the back of the net.
Seven minutes later, Emily Borgmann easily slotted home from eight-yards out after latching onto a cunning ball played over the top by the imposing Jessie Fleming.
In the 21st minute, Metivier grabbed her second of the game to make it 3-0. Borgmann delivered a cross from the right that the left-sided attacker smashed in off the left post.
Fleming deservedly got her name on the scoresheet in the 36th minute, first-timing a right-sided cross from Levasseur past goalkeeper Nicoletee Craig from 13-yards out.
Before the interval would come to end, Canada tacked on three more goals.
Levasseur struck in the 41st and 42nd minutes. She headed in the first off a cross from Metivier and, then, ran onto a through ball by Kinzer for the second.
As the half neared its conclusion, Borgmann capped off the remarkable performance by directing the ball into the goal with her body off a Rachel Jones cross from the left.
Realizing that goal difference could play a role in the group’s final table, Canada went right back to work in the second half.
The mercurial Metivier seized her hat-trick in the 54th minute, easily finishing from the edge of the six-yard box off a feed from Fleming.
Canada 11 v T&T 0
Canada: - 1.Rylee Foster; 2.Simmrin Dhaliwal, 3.Rachel Jones, 4.Karima Lemire, 6.Bianca St Georges, 7.Marie Levasseur, 8.Jessie Fleming, 9.Emily Borgmann (20.Nadya Gill 59th), 10.Sarah Kinzner (16.Sarah Stratigakis 57th), 11.Marie Metivier (13.Avery Lakeman 71st), 12.Easther Mayi Kith.
Unused Subs: - 18.Devon Kerr (GK), 5.Mika Richards, 14.Jenna Baxter, 15.Nadia Pestell, 17.Anyssa Ibrahim.
HEAD COACH: - Beverly Priestman.
Trinidad & Tobago: - 21.Nicolette Craig; 2.Tamara Johnson, 3.Renee Mike, 4.Natisha John, 5.Amaya Ellis, 7.Dennecia Prince, 8.Summer Arjoon (12.Khaline Jacob 78th), 9.Zoe Swift, 11.Eden Charles, 14.Chevonne John (17.Maya Matouk 46th), 15.Corel Carmichael (10.Jahra Thomas 64th).
Unused Subs: - 1.Rebecca Almandoz (GK), 6.Abishai Guy, 13.Chelsea Frederick, 16.Kelsey Henry, 18.Jasandra Joseph, 19.Chelcy Ralph.
HEAD COACH: - Marlon Charles.