Tue, Aug


Led by a dou­ble from Alex­cia Ali, Pleas­antville Sec­ondary School earned the right to de­fend its Co­ca Co­la Na­tion­al Girls In­ter­col ti­tle af­ter crush­ing Cara­pichaima East, 8-1 in the semi­fi­nals on Sun­day at the Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um in Mara­bel­la.

The fi­nal is set for Wednes­day at the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um in Cou­va from 2.30 pm and the reign­ing cham­pi­on will be chal­lenged by Sig­nal Hill, which al­so sealed a huge vic­to­ry, 8-0 against Five Rivers on the week­end at the Dwight York Sta­di­um in To­ba­go.

The Pleas­antville unit played well from the goal­keep­er out to the back­line and up through the for­wards in a dom­i­nat­ing per­for­mance. Aaliyah Pas­call opened the scor­ing in the 16th minute. Pleas­antville’s sec­ond item came off an own goal in the 38th and four mu­nites lat­er, Kur­shell Allen put her team’s third goal to go in at the half, 3-0.

On the re­sump­tion, it took Pleas­antville three min­utes to get its fourth item off Lat­ifha Pas­call be­fore Ali scored the first of her dou­ble. She re­turned in the 65th to put her team fur­ther ahead. The oth­er two goals were from Aky­la Wal­cott, who con­nect­ed from the penal­ty spot in the 61st, and Chris­sy Mitchell in the 76th to end one of the more suc­cess­ful sea­sons for East Zone cham­pi­on Five Rivers.

Pleas­antville will lock horns with Sig­nal Hill for the sec­ond time this sea­son and will be seek­ing re­venge af­ter be­ing edged 1-0 for the Big Five ti­tle by To­ba­go cham­pi­on in Ply­mouth, some weeks ago.

Tiah Chrichlow led the scor­ing for Sig­nal Hill against Cen­tral Zone cham­pi­on Cara­pichaima East to book the oth­er spot in the na­tion­al fi­nal.

Ce­line Lo­raine, Sig­nal Hill’s lead­ing scor­er for this year’s edi­tion, was not to be left out of the scor­ing ac­tion as she net­ted a pair of goals in the lop­sided af­fair. The oth­er goals came of Dil­lea­sia Nichol­son, Je­lese Alexan­der, Aaliyah Al­varez, who scored one apiece.

Tal­i­ah Si­mon net­ted the lone item for Cara­pichaima in a los­ing ef­fort.

It will be the fourth con­sec­u­tive meet­ing of the teams in the ti­tle match. In last year’s fi­nal, Pleas­antville emerged with a 2-0 vic­to­ry.

The girls’ fi­nale will be the first match of a dou­ble-head­er with the boys’ fi­nal be­tween San Juan North and Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege kick­ing off at 4.30 pm.

Semi­fi­nals Re­sults

Pleas­antville 8 (Aaliyah Pas­call 16th, own goal 38th, Kur­shell Allen 42nd, Lat­ifha Pas­call 48th, Alex­cia Ali 56th, 65th, Aky­la Wal­cott 61st penal­ty, Chris­sy Mitchell 76th) vs Five Rivers 0.

Sig­nal Hill 8 (Tiah Chrichlow 3, Ce­line Lo­raine 2, Dil­lea­sia Nichol­son, Je­lese Alexan­der, Aaliyah Al­varez) vs Cara­pichaima East 1 (Tal­i­ah Si­mon)