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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #60 on: October 26, 2014, 04:22:46 PM »
they could also stay in US and train in Denver playing against american university players etc. Also not far from coach home base. In addition to more practical travel arrangements and hospitality.

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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #61 on: October 26, 2014, 04:27:23 PM »
HIGHLIGHTS of T&T Women vs Mexico Women

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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #62 on: October 26, 2014, 04:30:20 PM »
LoL... jeezanages sam    yuh is real tears yes ... de other day yuh was beatin up  maylee  like a boboolee  , now  yuh doh think  mollon should be on the field  becuz ah she size ....  boss yuh  eh easy  :)  anyways ah know yuh mean well...

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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #63 on: October 26, 2014, 04:30:52 PM »
the ministry of sports should be asking, what do you need to qualify ?

Another 50 grand - what ah joke to distract the team with money b4semis

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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #64 on: October 26, 2014, 04:37:47 PM »
they could also stay in US and train in Denver playing against american university players etc. Also not far from coach home base. In addition to more practical travel arrangements and hospitality.

That is good also, max!

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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #65 on: October 26, 2014, 04:41:33 PM »
Great fighting ladies that was a thrillah indeed. Allyuh have fight like Germans boy.
I hope the powers at be heard loud and clear what the commentators said about the next prep for T&T.
T&T can conquer Ecuador and the team needs financial support immediately to send those girls to a plac like Mexico at least 6000 feet to prepare.
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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #66 on: October 26, 2014, 04:50:52 PM »
Yep they should go to Mex. for altitude training and play about two games against the Mex. team. then fly to Quito. the HCS should be full for the return.

Ideally, the teams we should play (if such a thing is realistic) are Colombia and Argentina. I would also opt for closed door contests in those or similar engagements.

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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #67 on: October 26, 2014, 05:10:33 PM »
The temp in Quito this time of year is a high of round 65 deg F/ low of 48 ... 18 deg C/ low 9 deg. Lots of cloud cover and a fair amount of rain and thunderstorms.

I'm an advocate of immersion in every respect: culture/location, opponent, temp, altitude ...

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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #68 on: October 26, 2014, 05:24:35 PM »
Boy I just watch the highlights. Man I feel for the Ladies. So close. Just the little mistakes. Blessing and lots of love.

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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #69 on: October 26, 2014, 05:32:55 PM »
Our women play without any fear. They dont panic. Much better composure than our men's team.

We need to get acclimatized to the high elevation for the next match. A game in Mexico or Colombia may be good preparation. However, I dont know if that is realistic considering that the game is in 14 days.

On a side note, Ecuador is not as mighty as suggested by the Fox commentators. They only got the high altitude as an advantage. I checked their recent results. Not too impressive. Especially considering that they played the tournament at home in the high altitude.

Ecuador    1–0    Peru
Barre Goal 84'

Ecuador    1–0    Venezuela
Vázquez Goal 30'   

Ecuador    0–1    Colombia
Ariza Goal 60'

Ecuador    1–2    Uruguay
Lattanzio Goal 87'    P. González Goal 7' Badell Goal 56'

Brazil    4–0    Ecuador
Cristiane Goal 14', 17'
Maurine Goal 37'
Raquel Goal 87'   

Argentina    2–3    Ecuador
Banini Goal 25'
Bonsegundo Goal 30'   Caicedo Goal 36' Rodríguez Goal 60' Lattanzio Goal 77'

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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #70 on: October 26, 2014, 05:42:52 PM »
Time to get cracking on evaluating and analyzing the opponent:
Colombia vs Ecuador: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wsxy96J398
Argentina vs Ecuador: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77YuU_uhP4s
Let's go!
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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #71 on: October 26, 2014, 05:43:18 PM »
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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #72 on: October 26, 2014, 05:48:53 PM »
The wnt have more composure than the men's?

Well, maybe, they should send the wnt to the men' s world cup on a sneak tip?
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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #73 on: October 26, 2014, 06:05:22 PM »
@ gawd-o-pitch

I would not dismiss 3 come-from-behind goals versus ARG. That was the match that got them into the playoff. And, that was 2 days after losing to Colombia 2-1 (they scored a late [consolation] goal in that encounter, after conceding a penalty early in the second half). The Colombia game was played in HEAVY! rain.

The 1-nil loss to Colombia was on September 17th during the group stage. The 2-1 match I mentioned occurred 9 days later. September 26th. Neither of these games was played in Quito, but the critical game v ARG was played there.


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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #74 on: October 26, 2014, 06:14:18 PM »
@ gawd-o-pitch

I would not dismiss 3 come-from-behind goals versus ARG. That was the match that got them into the playoff. And, that was 2 days after losing to Colombia 2-1 (they scored a late [consolation] goal in that encounter, after conceding a penalty early in the second half). The Colombia game was played in HEAVY! rain.

The 1-nil loss to Colombia was on September 17th during the group stage. The 2-1 match I mentioned occurred 9 days later. September 26th. Neither of these games was played in Quito, but the critical game v ARG was played there.



Okay. Never realized.

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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #75 on: October 26, 2014, 06:27:52 PM »
Post-game interview with Anique Walker

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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #76 on: October 26, 2014, 06:36:36 PM »
@ gawd-o-pitch

I would not dismiss 3 come-from-behind goals versus ARG. That was the match that got them into the playoff. And, that was 2 days after losing to Colombia 2-1 (they scored a late [consolation] goal in that encounter, after conceding a penalty early in the second half). The Colombia game was played in HEAVY! rain.

The 1-nil loss to Colombia was on September 17th during the group stage. The 2-1 match I mentioned occurred 9 days later. September 26th. Neither of these games was played in Quito, but the critical game v ARG was played there.



Okay. Never realized.

Yeah, there were 2 groups. Group A was COL, ECU, URU, VEN and PER. Group B was BRA, ARG, PAR, CHI, and BOL. Colombia dominated Group A (won all 4) and Ecuador was 2nd (won 2, skated through over Uruguay on goal difference). Brazil and Argentina went through from the other group essentially even (Argentina lost to Chile and Brazil lost to Argentina).

Then these 4 teams entered a round robin ... Ecuador won 1 of its 3 games (the one v. ARG). Finished 3rd to Brazil and Colombia and earned the berth to meet us. However, all 4 qualified for the Pan American games.  So ... they will be in Canada next year one way or the other.

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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #77 on: October 26, 2014, 06:58:23 PM »
Why not a charter to lend support to our Warriors? If iz good enough fuh de men fuh Argentina, why not arrange one to Ecuador?

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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #78 on: October 26, 2014, 07:10:23 PM »
Darn I don't put much credence in studies like this but there was one  which  looked at the success of teams wearing red. You know that is twice now that we lost to the teams in red. We have not had much luck in our white kits.

PS - I would be interested in a charter or an all inclusive- game accommodation flight transport to and from game.

Not interested if the travel agency is simpauls (sic) lol

On another note- just noticed it is a home and away- I am looking into flights to Trinidad - could be back home to take in the game.
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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #79 on: October 26, 2014, 07:45:27 PM »
Disappointed for the ladies... lack of composure in defense cost them.  The positives is that they've grown a lot as a unit over the past several months, and indeed over the course of the past 10 days.  Let's keep improving, there's still one chance left to qualify, and it's certainly within their ability to do so  :beermug:

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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #80 on: October 26, 2014, 07:51:16 PM »
In many ways a bit of déjà Vu 2006 - Bahrain all over - winner moves on to WC. You know we could never take the easy road.

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One last chance still for Soca Princesses
« Reply #81 on: October 26, 2014, 10:56:56 PM »
One last chance still for Soca Princesses
By STEPHON NICHOLAS Monday, October 27 2014 (T&T Newsday)


The Soca Princesses have just one last chance to book their spot in next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup after they were beaten 4-2 by Mexico in yesterday’s third/fourth match of the Concacaf Women’s Championship at the PPL Park, Chester, Pennsylvania.


Mexico, who rested their five best players for their semifinal vs USA, had a huge scare after Trinidad and Tobago rallied from a goal down in the 24th minute to snatch the lead in the second half.

A diving Kennya Cordner headed in the equaliser in the 57th minute from a right-sided cross by Ahkeela Mollon and 21 minutes later, the speedy Cordner turned provider.

The forward chased a pass down the left hand channel in what seemed like a lost cause but hooked it back into the danger area where a bustling Mariah Shade stabbed in the ball to stun the Central Americans.

Just one minute later, though, it was the Trinbagonians turn to be stunned, the Mexicans answering back immediately with Monica Ocampo heading her team level after a good run and cross from Sandra Mayor.

With no changes to the score after the end of the 90 minutes, Mexico were always going to be the favourites in extra time and their fresher legs definitely showed. A double from the dangerous Veronica Corral in the space of three minutes (104th and 106th) took the sting out of a spirited TT who finished the tournament in fourth spot.

The Soca Princesses will now have to qualify for the World Cup as their male counterparts did in 2005 with a home and away play-off against Ecuador. The first leg is in South American on November 8 with the return leg scheduled for December 2.

In 2005, the Soca Warriors created history by beating Bahrain 2-1 on aggregate to advance to the 2006 Germany World Cup for the very first time.

The TT women must now follow a similar path with the hope of repeating that feat.

Speaking with Newsday yesterday, Brent Sancho, a member of the Soca Warriors team that played in the World Cup, showered the national women with adulation and believes they can still achieve their ultimate dream.

“Seems like it is destiny,” Sancho said, when told that the team must qualify like they did through a play-off.

“I’m extremely proud in the girls’ performance for the entire tournament. They’ve shown a lot of resolve and a certain appetite and attitude to win and to be successful. You have to give them credit, they’ve been tremendous through the entire tournament despite all the adversity we have faced before and even during the tournament with injuries and suspensions etcetera. To go down twice in extra time against two of the strongest teams in women’s football in Concacaf, I’m really proud of their performance. It’s without doubt something they can hold their heads high.”

Asked whether the Mexican coach’s decision to basically concede their semifinal vs USA in anticipation of the third place match gave TT’s opponents the slight edge in extra time, Sancho agreed.

“It always would...Trinidad could not afford that luxury. Playing against Costa Rica we were three penalty kicks from qualifying for the World Cup so we have to start with our strongest team right through. It has been a gruelling tournament for these girls every single game. They’ve played with a lot of heart throughout,” he said.

National coach Randy Waldrum, on the eve of yesterday’s encounter, had warned his team against starting slowly vs Mexico and they certainly heeded his advice.

In the 4th minute, Cordner showed good anticipation to rob a Mexican defender of the ball on the edge of the Central Americans’ penalty area but was quickly closed down as she surged forward.

Cordner was looking active and intercepted another poor pass from Mexico but her switch to Mollon was deflected and the play broke down.

Mexico weathered the early TT storm and began to find their rhythm with their quick short-passing game.

They took the lead in the 24th when a cross off a throw-in was fizzed low into the box where Sandra Mayor took one touch before curling the ball into the back of the net. Corral was proving a handful and defender Brianna Ryce, drafted in for the suspended Rhea Belgrave, was yellow carded after taking a hand full of Corral’s jersey to stop a counterattack as the half ended 1-0.

The Soca Princesses, desperate for a way back into the match, began pushing bodies forward in search of an equaliser and defender Arin King almost got on the end of a loose ball in the area from a free-kick in the 51st.

Six minutes later though, a diagonal pass from the left by King dropped to Mollon on the right who wasted no time in crossing to the last post where a diving Cordner butted the ball into the back of the net.

The goal jolted Mexico into action and Veronica Perez (58th) and Ocampo (60th) had shots on goal repelled by the TT goalkeeper and defence respectively. The resulting corner kick though caused an almighty melee in the TT box after an error by goalkeeper Kimika Forbes with the crossbar, King and Lauren Hutchinson combining to somehow stop Mexico from scoring.

The TT defence was under tremendous pressure and it was a relief when a pass down the left was chased down by Cordner who hooked the ball into the Mexico penalty area where Shade was on-hand to knock it into the back of the net.

Perhaps still celebrating, the TT defenders were caught napping as Mayor dribbled past King down the right and sent a delightful ball to the back post which found the head of Ocampo who left Forbes no chance with a powerful strike.

Pushing for the winner, Mexico found an inspired Forbes who kept them at bay at the end of the second half.

With 30 minutes still to go, however, the TT women had little to offer as Corral finally broke free. A misjudgement by Ryce saw her miss her headed clearance from a right-sided cross and Corall chested the ball down in the box before poking it past an onrushing Forbes in the 104th.

Two minutes later, Corral sealed the victory after she was played through on goal, angling her right-footer past Forbes and to the far post.
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Heartbreak ...but Soca Princesses still alive after 4-2 loss to Mexico
« Reply #82 on: October 27, 2014, 07:59:39 AM »
Heartbreak
...but Soca Princesses still alive after 4-2 loss to Mexico
By Ian Prescott ian.prescott@trinidadexpress.com
Story Created: Oct 26, 2014 at 11:26 PM ECT (T&T Express)


A two-leg World Cup playoff against Ecuador beckons for the Trinidad and Tobago women’s national football team, after a 4-2 extra time defeat to Mexico in yesterday’s third-place playoff at the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championshipin in PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania.

The Soca Princesse travel to high altitude Ecuador for the first-leg on November 8, and play the second leg at home on December 2.

Ecuador has never beaten a CONCACAF team, losing 1-0 to Jamaica, and 4-0 to Canada at the 2007 Pan Am Games.

Ecuador reached the playoff beating Argentina 3-2 and earlier also beat a Venezuela (1-0) team, which T&T had defeated 5-0 in July at Ato Boldon Stadium. For a second time, the Soca Princessess were forced into extra-time, after the regulation period ended in a 2-2 draw.

Rested Mexican striker Veronica Corral, then scored twice to win the match.

The ‘Tri color’ led 1-0 in the 24th through former US Under-20 striker Steffany Mayor before T&T netted twice in the second half. Goals from Kennya Cordner (56th) and close-up finishing from Mariah Shade (78th), from Cordner’s first time cross into the penalty area, handed T&T a brief 2-1 lead with just over ten minutes to go. However, T&T were caught still celebrating when Monica O’Campo headed in Mayor’s cross at the back post in the 79th minute to level the match in regulation time.

Mexico came with a plan; T&T came with determination. Mexican coach Leonardo Cuellar rested his stars Veronica Charlyn Corral, Monica Ocampo, Veronica Perez, Teresa Noyola and Sandra Stephany Mayor from the semi-final match against the USA which he felt he could not win.

“We have some very skillful players who were not in the game,” Cuellar said after the 3-0 defeat to No 1 world-ranked USA. “We hope with the time they have been resting that they will be ready and definitely they can make a difference in our lineup. That’s our plan.”

Meanwhile, Soca Princesses coach Randy Waldrum spoke of determination and the never-say-die attitude of his players. “Whether it’s Sunday, whether it’s with Ecuador, this team I believe strongly is going to qualify,” the 58-year-old had said before the match. “We’ve got a handful of really, really talented players. It’s just a matter of putting the pieces together and get it done.”
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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #83 on: October 27, 2014, 07:22:11 PM »
T&T Women’s Head Coach, Randy Waldrum, reflects on the loss to Mexico and looks ahead to the playoff series against Ecuador.

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Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Mexico WNT Game (26-Oct-2014)
« Reply #84 on: October 28, 2014, 12:37:53 AM »
One last chance still for Soca Princesses
By STEPHON NICHOLAS (NEWSDAY).


The Soca Princesses have just one last chance to book their spot in next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup after they were beaten 4-2 by Mexico in yesterday’s third/fourth match of the Concacaf Women’s Championship at the PPL Park, Chester, Pennsylvania.

Mexico, who rested their five best players for their semifinal vs USA, had a huge scare after Trinidad and Tobago rallied from a goal down in the 24th minute to snatch the lead in the second half.

A diving Kennya Cordner headed in the equaliser in the 57th minute from a right-sided cross by Ahkeela Mollon and 21 minutes later, the speedy Cordner turned provider.

The forward chased a pass down the left hand channel in what seemed like a lost cause but hooked it back into the danger area where a bustling Mariah Shade stabbed in the ball to stun the Central Americans.

Just one minute later, though, it was the Trinbagonians turn to be stunned, the Mexicans answering back immediately with Monica Ocampo heading her team level after a good run and cross from Sandra Mayor.

With no changes to the score after the end of the 90 minutes, Mexico were always going to be the favourites in extra time and their fresher legs definitely showed. A double from the dangerous Veronica Corral in the space of three minutes (104th and 106th) took the sting out of a spirited TT who finished the tournament in fourth spot.

The Soca Princesses will now have to qualify for the World Cup as their male counterparts did in 2005 with a home and away play-off against Ecuador. The first leg is in South American on November 8 with the return leg scheduled for December 2.

In 2005, the Soca Warriors created history by beating Bahrain 2-1 on aggregate to advance to the 2006 Germany World Cup for the very first time.

The TT women must now follow a similar path with the hope of repeating that feat.

Speaking with Newsday yesterday, Brent Sancho, a member of the Soca Warriors team that played in the World Cup, showered the national women with adulation and believes they can still achieve their ultimate dream.

“Seems like it is destiny,” Sancho said, when told that the team must qualify like they did through a play-off.

“I’m extremely proud in the girls’ performance for the entire tournament. They’ve shown a lot of resolve and a certain appetite and attitude to win and to be successful. You have to give them credit, they’ve been tremendous through the entire tournament despite all the adversity we have faced before and even during the tournament with injuries and suspensions etcetera. To go down twice in extra time against two of the strongest teams in women’s football in Concacaf, I’m really proud of their performance. It’s without doubt something they can hold their heads high.”

Asked whether the Mexican coach’s decision to basically concede their semifinal vs USA in anticipation of the third place match gave TT’s opponents the slight edge in extra time, Sancho agreed.

“It always would...Trinidad could not afford that luxury. Playing against Costa Rica we were three penalty kicks from qualifying for the World Cup so we have to start with our strongest team right through. It has been a gruelling tournament for these girls every single game. They’ve played with a lot of heart throughout,” he said.

National coach Randy Waldrum, on the eve of yesterday’s encounter, had warned his team against starting slowly vs Mexico and they certainly heeded his advice.

In the 4th minute, Cordner showed good anticipation to rob a Mexican defender of the ball on the edge of the Central Americans’ penalty area but was quickly closed down as she surged forward.

Cordner was looking active and intercepted another poor pass from Mexico but her switch to Mollon was deflected and the play broke down.

Mexico weathered the early TT storm and began to find their rhythm with their quick short-passing game.

They took the lead in the 24th when a cross off a throw-in was fizzed low into the box where Sandra Mayor took one touch before curling the ball into the back of the net. Corral was proving a handful and defender Brianna Ryce, drafted in for the suspended Rhea Belgrave, was yellow carded after taking a hand full of Corral’s jersey to stop a counterattack as the half ended 1-0.

The Soca Princesses, desperate for a way back into the match, began pushing bodies forward in search of an equaliser and defender Arin King almost got on the end of a loose ball in the area from a free-kick in the 51st.

Six minutes later though, a diagonal pass from the left by King dropped to Mollon on the right who wasted no time in crossing to the last post where a diving Cordner butted the ball into the back of the net.

The goal jolted Mexico into action and Veronica Perez (58th) and Ocampo (60th) had shots on goal repelled by the TT goalkeeper and defence respectively. The resulting corner kick though caused an almighty melee in the TT box after an error by goalkeeper Kimika Forbes with the crossbar, King and Lauren Hutchinson combining to somehow stop Mexico from scoring.

The TT defence was under tremendous pressure and it was a relief when a pass down the left was chased down by Cordner who hooked the ball into the Mexico penalty area where Shade was on-hand to knock it into the back of the net.

Perhaps still celebrating, the TT defenders were caught napping as Mayor dribbled past King down the right and sent a delightful ball to the back post which found the head of Ocampo who left Forbes no chance with a powerful strike.

Pushing for the winner, Mexico found an inspired Forbes who kept them at bay at the end of the second half.

With 30 minutes still to go, however, the TT women had little to offer as Corral finally broke free. A misjudgement by Ryce saw her miss her headed clearance from a right-sided cross and Corall chested the ball down in the box before poking it past an onrushing Forbes in the 104th.

Two minutes later, Corral sealed the victory after she was played through on goal, angling her right-footer past Forbes and to the far post.

Princesses slip in extra time.
T&T Guardian Reports.


T&T’s senior footballers lost their second of three opportunities to book their first ever spot at the Fifa Women’s World Cup, yesterday, after conceding two goals in extra time in a 4-2 loss to Mexico in the Concacaf Women’s Championship third place playoff, in Pennsylvania.

The disappointing loss, after another gruelling 120 minutes of football, followed only two days after Costa Rica defeated the Soca Princesses on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw at full time at the semifinal stage.

The loss, again, was not the last chance for the team as it now remains with a third and final chance of qualifying for the World Cup via an intercontinental two-match playoff against Ecuador.

The South Americans will host the first leg on November 8, three weeks before T&T hosts the second on December 2.

Yesterday’s loss was perhaps more disappointing as the T&T players conceded a sloppy goal immediately after taking the lead late in the second half.

And, even though T&T started with much more purpose than it did against Costa Rica on Friday, efforts on goal were hard to come by. In fact, Mexico registered 19 shots, while T&T made only three attempts, two of which resulted in goals.

The Las Tri enjoyed a 1-0 lead at half-time after Sandra Mayor scored in the 24th minute, which clearly spurred T&T onto a much more positive second half performance.

But it took another 10 minutes to get the ball rolling for T&T in a desperate attempt to overturn the deficit. But coach Randy Waldrum’s team did just that in the 57th minute when Kennya Cordner scored her third goal of the tournament to level the scores.

Cordner met a beautiful cross from Ahkeela Mollon on the head and threw her frame forward to make it 1-1, a move very similar to Cordner’s two previous goals.

Buoyed and confident, T&T continued to enjoy more forward movement despite the hindrances of fatigue and capitalised once again to take a shock lead from Shade. Cordner with a strong run on the left side of the penalty box crossed in for Brianna Ryce who chested down in the path of an onrushing Mariah Shade to finish.

A celebratory frenzy ensued, but T&T switched off. Immediately after scoring, T&T conceded from the thorn in its side, Monica Ocampo, 30 seconds later, and returned on the back foot.

While not as damaging, the subsequent extra time periods bore similarities to the 7-3 loss T&T’s Under-20 women’s team suffered against Costa Rica in the Concacaf Championship in January after that third-place playoff ended 3-3 after regulation time.

This time, Mexico scored another two goals to ensure its second straight spot at the Women’s World Cup. Waldrum and his charges are expected to head back into camp almost immediately upon their return in order to regroup ahead of the playoffs, starting in under two weeks’ time.

Results

Mexico  4  v  T&T  2
Mayor 24    Cordner 57
Ocampo 79  Shade 78
Corral 104
Corral 106

United States  6  v  Costa Rica  0
Wambach 4
Lloyd 18
Wambach 35
Wambach 41
Leroux 73
Wambach 71

Teams

Trinidad & Tobago: - 1.Kimika Forbes (Yellow 88), 15.Liana Hinds (Yellow 71), 16.Brianna Ryce (Yellow 36), 5.Arin King, 20.Lauryn Hutchinson (8.Patrice Superville 93rd), 14.Karyn Forbes, 9.Maylee Attin-Johnson (capt), 6.Khadidra Debessette (10.Tasha St Louis 106th), 12.Ahkeela Mollon, 19.Kennya Cordner, 3.Mariah Shade.

Unused Substitutes: - 21.Tenesha Palmer (GK), 2.Ayanna Russell, 7.Dernelle Mascall, 11.Janine Francois, 13.Anique Walker, 18.Khadisha Debessette.

Coach: - Randy Waldrum.

Mexico: - 12.Pamela Tojonor, 13.Kenti Robles, 4.Alina Garciamendez, 15.Christina Murillo, 3.Bianca Sierra; 10.Sandra Mayor, 17.Verónica Pérez (Yellow 89) (18.Dinora Garza 114th), 8.Teresa Noyola (7.Lydia Rangel 48th), 16.Karla Nieto, 11.Monica Ocampo (19.Tanya Samarzich 106th), 9.Veronica Corral (capt) (Yellow 38).

Unused Substitutes: - 1.Cecilia Santiago (GK), 2.Ariana Romero, 5.Paulina Solis, 6.Liliana Mercado, 14.Monica Alvarado, 20.Luz Duarte.

Coach: - Leonardo Cuellar.

Referee: - Chenard.

Final Standings

USA - Champions
Costa Rica - Runners-up
Mexico - Third Place
Trinidad & Tobago - Forth Place

VIDEOS:

Trinidad and Tobago vs México Highlights

CWC Flash Zone: Trinidad & Tobago vs. Mexico

Upcoming Games (Play-Off Spot)

Nov 8

Ecuador v Trinidad & Tobago, Nov 8, Ecuador

Dec 2

Trinidad and Tobago v Ecuador, Trinidad.

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