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T&T U-15 women rebound from 22-0 US loss to beat Dominican Republic 4-0

Success Laventille Secondary student Aaliyah Prince banged in a hattrick this morning as the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Under-15 Team got its first win of the CONCACAF Under-15 Championships today with a 4-0 win over the Dominican Republic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena in Orlando, Florida.

Prince scored all three goals in the second half, as she notched penalties in the 55th and 69th minutes along with a goal from open play in the 64th minute.

Photo: The Trinidad and Tobago national under-17 women's team shares a moment during the 2010 Under-17 World Cup. (Courtesy FIFA.com)
Photo: The Trinidad and Tobago national under-17 women’s team shares a moment during the 2010 Under-17 World Cup.
(Courtesy FIFA.com)

Annika Daniel, a United States-based player from Kenmore, Washington, grabbed the opening goal for the young Women Soca Warriors in the second minute.

Trinidad and Tobago Under-15 head coach Marlon Charles was said to be notably relieved, according to the TTFA Media, after his troops were mauled 22-0 in their opening game on Tuesday morning against the United States. Charles made only one change to his line-up today as midfielder Kayla Baboolal replaced Tyanna Williams.

The 22-0 result was a tournament record while Gabrielle Robinson’s five-goal haul against T&T eclipsed the previous individual high of four goals scored by Jamaica’s Jody Brown in a 9-0 victory against Anguilla on 9 August 2014.

Nine different American scorers found the net against the Warriors while Trinidad and Tobago conceded an own goal in each half.

But Charles and company found the Dominican Republic squad much more to their liking and the coach credited his players’ character and effort.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago women's national under-15 coach Marlon Charles (background) instructs his team during an international fixture against Chile in the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore, Aug 12, 2010. Chile won 1-0. (Courtesy SPH-SYOGOC/Seyu Tzyy Wei)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago women’s national under-15 coach Marlon Charles (background) instructs his team during an international fixture against Chile in the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore, Aug 12, 2010.
Chile won 1-0.
(Courtesy SPH-SYOGOC/Seyu Tzyy Wei)

“The effort was better from the entire team,” Charles told TTFA Media. “These players are in a learning environment and everyday is a new lesson for them. It was good to see Aaliyah get among the goals and Annika got us off to a good start.

“I am proud of the players doing as much as they can in this tournament.

“We have two tough games left against Mexico and Haiti and I am looking to see how they will face up to these teams. They showed good character today and now [we] will look to continue it for the rest of the tournament.”

Mexico beat Haiti 2-0 yesterday and lost 1-0 to the United States this morning. Trinidad and Tobago play Haiti on Saturday 13 August and then Mexico on Monday 15 August. Both should provide stern tests of the Warriors’ progress since their humbling opener.

(Team)

T&T: 1.Chelsea Ramnauth (GK); 2.Tianna Daniel, 3.Roshun Williams, 4.Kady Adams, 6.Chrissy Mitchell, 7.Natifah Hackshaw, 11.Kayla Baboolal, 13.Maria-Frances Serrant, 17.Annika Daniel, 9.Afiyah Cornwall (captain), 10.Aaliyah Prince.

Substitutes: 18.Aaliyah Alexander (GK), 5.Gamelia Waldron, 8.Jessica Harragin, 12.Tyanna Williams, 14.Shamika York, 15.Timia McMillan, 16.Aaliya Lynch.

Coach: Marlon Charles

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  1. Lack of preparation and impropper coaching staff……….. How could you have a screening in May 2016 to shortlist players for a tournament in August 2016 ? In acceptable and I have witnessed them play and none of the coaching staff seem to have a clue about developing players the right way……. No fitness amongst players and a pure lack of the technical ability required to play at that level…… Imagine the goal keeper coach never even played football before much less as a goalie but he’s teaching people how to be one……. Cry of shame

  2. What a rebound. Continue training. This ent no fete match.

  3. Steups no regional team is a true test of your skill. It’s the international team we hadda test our selves against

  4. The girls are out there tryin they are doing more than most who judging so let’s support them nah

  5. Mmbm St Louis look they won a game. ????

  6. Never the less good win ladies

  7. Could only imagine how bad this Dominican Republic team is

  8. I must admit this might redeem some confidence in the girls but honestly that first defeat stained our national colours

  9. At international level, NO TEAM is supposed to be beaten by such a margin in this day and age. If they girls are not good or well trained enough for international football, then they shouldn’t have been there.
    We continue to lose to the US even before the whistle is blown, because the mindset seems to be that we can’t beat them, both male and female teams in every age group.

  10. Earl Best

    The coach called it right, it seems. Are we still calling for his head or is it okay fro him to stay on now that we have won a game?

    And will he suddenly become Public Enemy Number One again next week when our tally of goals against looks like the murder toll for the month?

    What a country, boy, what a sweet country is this T&T!

  11. USA beat Mexico 1-0… Mexico beat Haiti 2-0… T&T plays Haiti on Saturday and Mexico on Monday.
    So we will see what we have learnt soon.

  12. ..Not really. Trini beats the rest of CFU, except Jamaica and maybe Haiti, any day , any time..

  13. Sorry to say we are small we can’t swim with the Sharks but we can be a shark to another someone smaller than us?

  14. So is this actually an improvement of will we see the Dominican Republic girls going under 30-0 to the USA?
    I’m trying hard to have a positive outlook for our girls because I felt humiliated by the 22-0 drubbing.

  15. I guess the 22 was a learning experience. Coach is validated…Smh

  16. Well done ladies 1 game at a time??????

  17. I am happy for them and hope their game keeps improving as they continue on this journey.

  18. the dominican republic will get about 1000 from the us

  19. Just one change to the starting line-up for T&T. So it was effectively the same girls.

  20. Crap, just realised Mexico only beat Haiti 2-0. So that should be interesting too.

  21. It is more than a four team group. Think it is six teams or so. That was the Dominican Republic’s first game.

  22. USA beat Mexico 1-0 today. And we play Mexico on Monday. So I think that will be the real test of our lessons learnt yesterday.
    But thank God they didn’t play them back to back. We should at least have a bit of momentum by then.

  23. Boy when US play DR they will take 30

  24. Lol.. against a much weaker team they win 4 0.. that still doesn’t look good… they should never have lost 22 0 in the first place… chsnge of players or coaching staff..

  25. Thank goodness for something positive. To get hammered 22-0 and come back to win 4-0, is an accomplishment in itself. Happy for them boi….