Wave FC survived the heat from 94.1 FM Fuego to capture the $5,000 first prize in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) Sixes tournament held on Fatima College Ground yesterday.
Some 12 teams played in three groups of four, with the top two from each group and the two best third placed sides going into the knockout rounds. The National Under-17 side preparing for their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) first round qualifying tournament fielded two sides.
Wave had been winners of Group B and got past the National U-17 B team (best third placed side) 3-1 in the quarter-finals with goals from Chelsea Gibbs, Tiniesha Cobham and Janelle Cunningham. Brittney Williams got the lone goal for the U-17s.
In the semi-finals, the Wave women also needed spot kicks to dispose of SCG Dragons—who finished second in Group C—after a 1-1 stalemate in regulation time.
Group C winners Fuego also needed spot kicks to get past the National U-17 A side (second best third place team) in their quarter-final following a 0-0 regulation time draw. And in the semi-finals, Fuego edged Group A runners-up Petrotrin Oilers 1-0.
In addition to the $5,000 first prize, Wave also won the Shanghai Construction Cup.
Fuego received $3,000 as the beaten finalists, while semi-final losers Dragons and Oilers got $1,000 each.
Chancellor Angels 0 v SCG Dragons 1 (Adams)
Wave FC 3 (Chelsea Gibbs, Tiniesha Cobham, Janelle Cunningham) v National U-17 B 1 (Brttney Williams)
94.1 FM Fuego 0 v National U-17 A 0.
Fuego won 2-1 on kicks via the penalty mark
Petrotrin Oilers 0 v CNGC Rush 0.
Oilers won 1-0 via kicks from penalty mark
SCG Dragons 1 (Keyla Moreno) v Wave FC 1 (Shakira Duncan).
Wave won 1-0 via kicks from the penalty mark.
94.1FM Fuego 1 (S.Murray) v Petrotrin Oilers 0
Wave 0 v 94.1 FM Fuego 0.
Wave won 3-2 via kicks from the penalty mark.