Tue, Dec

Scrimmage between Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic’s Women’s U-20 team and Trinidad and Tobago

T&T’s Un­der 20 Women’s Team went down 4-1 to Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic’s Women’s Un­der 20 team in a scrim­mage in San­to Domin­go on Fri­day.

The T&T Team, is cur­rent­ly en­gaged in a train­ing camp ahead of the up­com­ing CON­CA­CAF U-20 Women’s Cham­pi­onship. T&T’s lone goal came from Maria-Frances Ser­rant close to the half hour mark.

T&T will face Puer­to Ri­co’s U-20 Women in an­oth­er train­ing match on Mon­day and se­mi-pro­fes­sion­al women’s team Abril LDF on Feb­ru­ary 19th. T&T faces St Kitts/Nevis in its open­ing match of the cham­pi­onship on Feb­ru­ary 22nd.

“The game for us was a poor one as we strug­gled on both sides of the ball. The op­po­nent was phys­i­cal and well or­ga­nized and pressed us through­out.. Our play­ers for the most part could not han­dle the pres­sure. Afiyah Corn­wall stood out for us. A few play­ers were de­cent but there was lit­tle else to be pleased about,” head coach Richard Hood said.

Hood said, “I think it was an im­por­tant ex­er­cise for us as we found out a lot about the char­ac­ter of the play­ers as well as their tac­ti­cal knowl­edge. I be­lieve fit­ness re­mains an is­sue as well as ac­cli­ma­tiz­ing to the con­di­tions here is a fac­tor as well but that will come. We have the next two days to pre­pare for our next train­ing match and cor­rect these ar­eas. We need to fight much more and im­prove our mo­bil­i­ty and com­po­sure in pos­ses­sion.”

(Team x Dominican Republic)

Trinidad and Tobago U-20 (4-2-3-1): Chelsea Ramnauth (GK); Lathifa Pascall, Shalisha King, Tsian Fernandez, Nathifa Hackshaw; Sarah De Gannes, Megan Rampersad; Aaliyah Prince, Chrissy Mitchell, Maria Frances-Serrant; Afiyah Cornwall.

Substitutes: Sydney Boisselle, Roshun Williams, Aaliyah Pascall, Sydni Greaves, Tori Paul.

Unavailable: K’lil Keshwar (GK), Cayla McFarlane, Arnelle Douglas.

Injured: Alexcia Ali.

Coach: Richard Hood